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Buffalo Bayou Park

Winding, 160-acre green space featuring views of the Houston skyline plus a fountain & a skate park.

Enjoy exploring and discovering all the natural beauty Buffalo Bayou has to offer. You can walk, run or cycle along the waterway and visit the many parks and historic areas.

Buffalo Bayou Park reveals the story of how a derelict drainage basin hidden beneath a tangle of highway infrastructure was transformed into a treasured parkland in the heart of Houston, Texas.  Now, this thoroughly renovated, 160-acre public space deploys a vigorous agenda of urban ecological services and improved pedestrian accessibility, with four new bridges connecting surrounding neighborhoods.

The design utilizes channel stabilization techniques, enhancing the bayou’s natural meanders and offering increased resiliency against floodwaters while preserving the beauty of this culturally significant waterway. The planting strategy reduced mowed turf by half, replacing it with riparian woodlands and naturalized meadows featuring native species. This further stabilizes the landscape, provides habitat, and uses Texan species to return a sense of place to the city. All lighting, plantings, and walkways are designed to withstand the natural, periodic flooding of the bayou. The project provides continuous pedestrian and bike trails, public art, and special maintenance and safety provisions.  Buffalo Bayou Park provides access and recreation opportunities for a broad cross-section of Houstonians to experience the unique ecological character of the site.

Starting at the Buffalo Bayou Park located at 1800 Allen Pkwy &, Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77019, United States head west south you’ll reach The Menil Collection located at 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006, United States

If you leave The Menil Collection and head again south towards Whole Foods Market located at 701 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019, United States

Then when you leave Whole Foods Market and head west towards Houston Community College located at 5601 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77081, United States

After leaving Houston Community College and head towards west south, you will reach Boreas HVAC located at 3727 Greenbriar Dr. Suite 404 Stafford, TX , USA

You can also visit Spotts Park.

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