Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Here's Houstonia's Handy Annotated Map of Buffalo Bayou Park

We've got the inside track on where to find the top picnic spot, best wildlife-viewing area, most dramatic skyline views and more.

01/23/2017 Illustrations by Tanyia Johnson and Monica Fuentes

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Hermann Park Needs Your Help

Green thumb or not, The McGovern Centennial Gardens and the Japanese Garden depend on volunteers to keep our parks pristine.

01/18/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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The Top 5 Spots to Watch the Chevron Houston Marathon (and Where to Eat When You're Done)

The 45th annual race takes to Houston's streets this Sunday—and so should you.

01/13/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt With Amber Tong

Parks & Rec

When Is the Jamail Skatepark Reopening?

Houston's signature skateboarding facility was supposed to reopen in October 2016.

01/12/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

#htx

Houston's 8 Greatest Vantage Points for Those Dramatic Downtown Skyline Views

Up your Instagram game sans drone by posting up at one of these scenic spots.

01/07/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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Make a Joyous Noise at Buffalo Bayou Park's Unsilent Night

The annual holiday cacophony, celebrated worldwide since 1992, comes to Houston.

11/23/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Art News

The Cistern Welcomes an Art Installation That's a Force of Nature

Seek shelter underneath Buffalo Bayou Park when Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern opens December 10.

11/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

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Celebrate Buffalo Bayou Park's 1st Birthday This Week

Houston's premier park knows how to throw a birthday bash—with free cake and beer.

10/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Weekend Warrior

What to Do, Hear and See this Weekend: July 22–24

It's coming in hot thanks to Qfest, Bikes + Bats, the Steve Miller Band and a play about Molly Ivins.

07/21/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Underground Houston

You Can Now Explore the Long-Buried Cistern Beneath Buffalo Bayou Park

The former water reservoir is opening for the public to experience May 13.

05/12/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Cheer on the Houston Marathon from Buffalo Bayou Park

This weekend brings one of the year's best excuses to explore the newly-spiffed-up Buffalo Bayou Park.

01/15/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best of Houstonia

65 Winter Must-Do’s

Explore the Houston that’s been in hibernation or stay inside and make hot cocoa—it’s up to you, but we’ll help you make the most of these precious cool months.

11/29/2015 By Houstonia Staff

Parks & Recreation

The Tide Turns on Buffalo Bayou

Buffalo Bayou Park’s planners remain undaunted after the epic Memorial Day rains.

07/09/2015 By Catherine Matusow

news

Free Press Summer Fest Announces Lineup

Headliners include Skrillex, R. Kelly, Weezer, The Decemberists, and Belle and Sebastian

02/25/2015 With Michael Hardy, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Lucy Spicer, Maggie Berardo, Jared Monmouth, and Yasmine Saqer

Civic Treasures

Houston's Top 10 Public Sculptures

A completely objective guide to the city's best public art

08/01/2013