Buffalo Bend Nature Park Grand Opening
Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) and Commissioner Jack Morman of Harris County Precinct Two invite the public to celebrate the completion and opening of Buffalo Bend Nature Park, a scenic 10-acre greenspace parcel of land located on S/Sgt. Macario Garcia Drive in Houston’s East End, near the Port of Houston turning basin.
Phase II enhancements include hike and bike trails, a bayou overlook shelter, interpretive signage, and amenities such as benches and trash receptacles. Other park features include three wetland ponds in which 10,000 wetland plants have been planted, rock walls, and a cistern.
With a $500,000 Texas Parks & Wildlife grant and matching funds raised by BBP and Harris County Precinct 2, the non-profit organization and the County were able to proceed with both phases of design and construction.
SWA Group was responsible for landscape architecture, while CORE Design Studio and Interpretive Insights developed the interpretive signage. Trees For Houston donated numerous trees as a beautiful finish to the park.
Please kindly RSVP to Sylvana Loc if you plan on attending this event.
DIRECTIONS TO BUFFALO BEND NATURE PARK
East on I-10, approx. 4 miles from I-45 at downtown Houston:
– Exit Wayside (US Hwy 90 Alt)
– Turn right (south) on Wayside, approx. 2 miles
– Turn left on Avenue W (just across Buffalo Bayou) to S. Sgt Macario Garcia
– The park entrance is opposite Avenue W
Limited parking available at Buffalo Bend Nature Park – additional parking on Avenue W.