Buffalo Bayou Lighting and Public
Art Master Plan
WATERWAY AND TRAIL CLOSURE AT POLICEMAN’S MEMORIAL!
Harris County Flood Control District continues to conduct channel realignment work near the Police Memorial. Therefore, the waterway will be closed thru December. For your safety, please observe all posted signs and remove all watercraft at Montrose Boulevard.
Click here to view the Buffalo Bayou Park - Shepherd to Sabine Capital Campaign brochure.
As one of Houston’s most visible and popular parks, Buffalo Bayou from Shepherd Drive to the Sabine Street Bridge is an important part of our City’s urban green space system. While lush and green at first glance, the 160-acre park is in fact filled with invasive species, overgrown, vine-infested vegetation and non-native trees.
Buffalo Bayou Park Enhancements – 2012 - 2015
Through the establishment of a strong public-private partnership coordinated by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP), the City of Houston led by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department and Harris County Flood Control District, with a catalyst $30 million gift from Houston’s Kinder Foundation, a major enhancement project is underway to improve aesthetic and recreational opportunities while simultaneously regaining the waterway’s flood conveyance capacity and environmental qualities. The comprehensive park enhancements are slated to begin in Summer 2012. Harris County Flood Control District will be coordinating with these enhancements as it restores the bayou channel in a manner similar to its recent work upstream of the Sabine Street Bridge. The overall project is scheduled for completion in mid-2015.
Buffalo Bayou Park - Hike and Bike Trail Improvements
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the City of Houston have begun construction along the Shepherd to Sabine stretch of Buffalo Bayou. The new trails are 10-feet-wide to accommodate the hundreds of cyclists, runners and walkers who use this segment of the bayou every day. Final trail construction is slated for Summer 2013.
The construction team is working as quickly as possible to upgrade the trails, but in the meantime, please do not traverse through the construction zone. Thank you.
Please note that the word “Phase” on the map refers to segments. These segments are not built in chronological order
(For example, TXDOT started with “Phase 3” and then moved to “Phase 4”)
Lost Lake - located east of the Beth Yeshurun Cemetary
along Allen Parkway, near Dunlavy
The Water Works – located just west of Sabine Street
and north of the Lee and Joe Jamail Skateboard Park
Summary of community meetings (June 28 and 29)
Super Neighborhood 22 meeting (July 12)
Houston Chronicle, April 18, 2010 Project will dredge up some historyhttp://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6964729.html