Two miles of hike and bike trails link the Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive bayou trails to Sesquicentennial Park behind Wortham Theater Center and the Northside Trail at the University of Houston-Downtown.
Two canoe and kayak launches invite visitors to enjoy the beauty of Buffalo Bayou from the water. These launches are easily accessed from Sabine Street Bridge and City Lot H. The area also serves as the launch site for pontoon boat tours led by Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Find out when the next scheduled boat tour is happening.
The innovative lighting designed by artist Stephen Korns (Amherst, MA) and international lighting firm L’Observatoire (New York), brightens the bridges, trails and water of the park with a blue-to-white color scheme that changes in tandem with the phases of the moon.
Elegant stainless steel boat sculptures, created by Houston artist John Runnels, serve as bayou landmarks, welcoming visitors to the park’s major entryways. Text-based artwork etched into the structures throughout the park highlight Buffalo Bayou’s and Houston’s history.
The Hobby Center Pedestrian Bridge provides access to both banks of Sabine Promenade, linking park users with nearby parking at the Hobby Center. Park users can walk a complete loop around the bayou without having to cross any busy urban streets.