Chair of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Buffalo Bayou Park - Where Houston Begins
For more information, visit www.buffalobayou.org
A $58 million project from Shepherd Drive to Sabine Street, 160-acres and 2.3 miles. Buffalo Bayou Park includes new trails, pedestrian bridges, enhancements at Eleanor Tinsley Park, signature blue lighting, new public art, amenities like kayak and bike rentals and overall improvements to the landscape. New major destinations include The Water Works, Lost Lake, The Dunlavy by Clark Cooper Concepts, Johnny Steele Dog Park and Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area
' In downtown, construction is near completion on the Sunset Coffee Building where we are restoring a historic building at Allen's Landing. That construction will be complete in early 2016 to house a canoe, kayak and bike rental facility; coffee and sandwich shop and BBP Office.
On the east side, we are working on Buffalo Bend Nature Park which includes trails, a learning station and interpretive exhibits. We also completed a property acquisition, which will result in connecting Buffalo Bend Nature Park and Hidalgo Park.
' Buffalo Bayou Partnership is a non-profit organization revitalizing and transforming Buffalo Bayou, one of Houston's most significant natural resources.
' Our mission is to engage Houstonians and bring them out to the bayou so we host several events including:
oIn March - the Buffalo Bayou Regatta. It is one of the largest canoe/kayak races in the state.
oIn October - we host KBR Kids Day. It is a celebration for families to enjoy free activities and entertainment along the bayou.
oThroughout the year we host boat tours, history tours, walking tours and more.
There are numerous opportunities for Houstonians to attend events along Buffalo Bayou but also to volunteer their time or make a financial contribution to support our mission.
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