Green Space

What Will Happen to the New Buffalo Bayou?

The status of the Cistern, the trails and the other destinations, post-Harvey.

09/12/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Wildlife

The Other Best Spot for Bat-Watching on the Bayou

A Garden Oaks bridge boasts its own colony of Mexican free-tails—without the mass of onlookers.

08/04/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: Doing Downtown Right

Drink, dance and dine your way across downtown, then burn it off the next day with bikes, bowling and bridge poses in the park.

06/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Paddle On: Here's Where to Kayak and Canoe in Houston

From Clear Lake to Lake Conroe—and even downtown Houston itself—our city has no shortage of paddle-worthy waterways.

04/26/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Where to Snap Your Bluebonnet Pics without Leaving Houston

You don't have to head to Brenham just to pose in a field of blue flowers.

03/24/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Jamail Skatepark Is Finally Reopening

Just in time for Spring Break, the city's signature skatepark will see its bowls full once again.

03/10/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

It's Not Too Late to Register for the Buffalo Bayou Regatta

The largest canoe race in Texas takes over Buffalo Bayou on March 11.

02/22/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Giving Back

Help Keep Buffalo Bayou Park Lean and Green This Weekend

Volunteers are needed to weed, mulch and beautify the bayou.

02/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Buffalo Bayou Park: An Aerial Tour

We take a drone tour of Houston's front porch and latest civic treasure, the newly completed Buffalo Bayou Park.

01/23/2017 Videography by Blueprint Film Co.

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Buffalo Bayou Park: An Aerial Tour

We take a drone tour of Houston's front porch and latest civic treasure, the newly completed Buffalo Bayou Park.

01/23/2017 Videography by Blueprint Film Co.

The Great Outdoors

The Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Welcome to Houston's new front porch.

01/23/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Tune In to Buffalo Bayou Park

Houston Public Media collaborated with Buffalo Bayou Park to bring Houstonians an audio walking tour of the park.

01/23/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Have You Found All the Hidden Art in Buffalo Bayou Park?

You may need to pause for a moment.

01/23/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

What's Up Next For Buffalo Bayou?

The Buffalo Bayou Partnership is already hard at work on the next leg of redevelopment east of Allen's Landing.

01/23/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Buffalo Bayou Wasn't Always a Walk in the Park

Four folks who made Buffalo Bayou Park happen, on their biggest challenges—and how they overcame them

01/23/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

The City's Greatest Landmark Is Right Under Your Nose

Houston's recently revitalized underground "ruin," the Cistern, has become one of its most popular new tourist attractions.

01/23/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Where the Wild Things Are in Buffalo Bayou Park

There’s more to Buffalo Bayou than bats. Alisa Kline, the park’s Texas Master Naturalist, clues us in on some surprising species to watch for.

01/23/2017 By Jeff Balke

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

The "World's Smelliest Canoe Race" Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary

The Buffalo Bayou Regatta is now largest canoe race in Texas and the fifth largest in the country. (And it's not that stinky.)

01/23/2017 By Adam Doster

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Tracking the 3 Most Popular Places in Buffalo Bayou Park

Plus: a note on etiquette when it comes to the No. 2 spot.

01/23/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

5 Instagram-Worthy Spots Along Buffalo Bayou

Because if you don’t filter, share and hashtag your day in the park—#parkitlikeitshot, people—you might as well stay home.

01/23/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen