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

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

How Do You Plan a Park That’s Meant to Flood?

Because, this being Houston, things are going to get really, really wet.

01/23/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Here's Where You Should Begin to Explore Buffalo Bayou Park

The Dunlavy and Lost Lake are good places to start.

01/23/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt and Adam Doster

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

Obituary

Noted "Force of Nature" Terry Hershey Has Passed Away

The conservationist was one of the great champions of Houston's oft-overlooked natural side.

01/19/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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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

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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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Beachcombing and Birdwatching: This Weekend at Houston's Closest State Parks

Brazos Bend and Galveston Island are offering two very different ways to reacquaint yourself with nature in the new year.

01/04/2017 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

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Plant the Seeds of Houston's Future Wildflowers This Weekend

The Parks Department's annual Lady Bird Johnson Tribute enters its 10th year.

11/04/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

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South Side Skate Park Celebrates Its 20th Annual Skate Jam This Saturday

Dozens of pro skaters are heading to Houston to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

11/02/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bayougraphy

The Man on a Mission to Bring the Green

Joe Turner is transforming Houston’s parks—and all on an ever-tightening city budget. How does he do it? Teamwork.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

What’s a Bayou Anyway?

And how do you pronounce it?

10/24/2016 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

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What Do You Get When You Cross a Bicycle Rally and a Scavenger Hunt?

The 11th annual bike tour through the Heights raises money for the historic neighborhood.

09/22/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

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The HTX Bike Fest Takes Over Market Square Park This Saturday

The 4th annual festival brings together BMX racers, bike enthusiasts and beer.

09/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt