Earlier this month, crews began installing steel frames around what will be the new Wortham Insurance Visitor Center, located in The Water Works area of the park (near the Sabine Street Bridge).
The two-story, 2,736-square foot Wortham Insurance Visitor Center will include an information desk, restrooms and a bike rental facility. Additionally, the structure will be topped by the Wortham Insurance Terrace that will offer some of the best views of the park’s expansive lawns as well the Houston skyline.
To highlight the company’s centennial year, Wortham Insurance – with support from leading insurance carriers — made a $750,000 donation to Buffalo Bayou Partnership to fund this primary visitor gateway to Buffalo Bayou Park. Wortham is the largest independent insurance broker headquartered in Texas, and Wortham Chairman and BBP board member Richard M. Blades said the gift represents Wortham’s “thank you” for the opportunity to serve the Houston community for the past 100 years.
The Wortham Insurance Visitor Center is scheduled to open in summer 2015.