Houston’s most significant natural resource, Buffalo Bayou, is increasingly accessible to locals and visitors alike, thanks to the efforts of Buffalo Bayou Partnership and funding from numerous public and private entities.

With a focus on revitalizing a 10-mile stretch of the bayou over the past 30 years, Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) has already transformed sections of the bayou and its banks to create parks, trails, and bridges. Most recently, BBP renovated the 160-acre green space called Buffalo Bayou Park. The park features trails, a nature play area, dog park, performance pavilions, a cafe, and two visitor centers, which offer boat and bike rentals. Planning has begun for BBP’s next big project, the equitable development of Buffalo Bayou’s eastern sector. BBP is working with local partners to revitalize neighborhoods in the area, while celebrating their rich cultural and industrial heritage.

Project Details

Infrastructure Type Waterfront / Waterway
Status Open / Ongoing
Opening 1986
Size 6400 acres, 10 miles
Design Team SWA, Page, Herves Descottes, Reed Hilderbrand, Lake/Flato
Management

Managed and operated by Buffalo Bayou Partnership in partnership with the City of Houston, Harris County, and Harris County Flood Control District

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Latest News / Buffalo Bayou

The Guardian / December 20, 2017

'The bayou's alive': Ignoring it could kill Houston

America’s fourth largest city is built on an ancient river network that flooded catastrophically after Hurricane Harvey. With 400,000 homes in the watershed, achieving resilience is the Texan boom town’s greatest challenge.