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Buffalo Bayou Park

18-3600 Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive, Houston, TX
+1 713-752-0314
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18-3600 Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive, Houston, TX
+1 713-752-0314
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I use to enjoy driving by or walking along the trails, admiring the sculpture, enjoying the water flow, now the trash, silt, toilet paper residue, etc. has caused it to be avoided. Repair will take at least a year, the city inspectors were so backed...More

Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps the most beautiful part of Houston is this park, which extends from downtown west to River Oaks, the most expensive neighborhood in Houston. Two parkways, Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive, are on either side of the winding Buffalo Bayou, and thanks to vast earthworks...More

Thank hcmjkm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful, natural foot paths for individuals to walk, talk, and run. So close to the city and jet no feeling of a bustling city. Sad to see the devastation caused by flooding, how you all braved and are coming back to normal!

Thank drbiz
Reviewed 9 November 2017

When visiting Buffalo Bayou Park, be sure to take a half-hour tour of the huge underground cistern that was built to store drinking water for the city of Houston. You access the cistern at the park's visitor center -- where you also can pick up...More

Thank Martha B
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Wondering around Houston sightseeing and came to this park. We were so fortunate to get a mini tour of the cistern, many thanks to our guide Steve who went out of his way to show us the cistern without a fee and what a hidden...More

Thank karson K
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The Buffalo Bayou Park is an amazing walking, running, or bicycling trail. It runs along the Buffalo Bayou through downtown Houston and further on. But now it's better than ever. If you're lucky enough to walk through the park before all of the sand is...More

Thank 7,268
Reviewed 3 October 2017

An awesome public park. So many incredible facilities/venues/grounds. We went for one of our grandson's friend's birthday party. Really spacious, lots of things for kids to play/do. Very nice by the bayou/river. You can go walking, jogging, cycling, etc. Well done to Houston for providing...More

Thank leongie
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A great trail to bike around, get great views of the downtown, important monuments, secret cisterns and modern artworks. Oh, it also floods easily.. Check weather before you go..

Thank ks279
Reviewed 26 September 2017

So much work needed to recover this park. Great cycling paths. I went to photograph the area after the great flood.

Thank Ron F
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is a great park with extensive trails that run along the bayou; it has some beautiful bridges and interesting sculptures along the way. We like to go there to walk; the bathrooms are few and far between though so plan accordingly. This weekend we...More

Thank volcanogirl
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28 July 2017|
Response from JohnAndEllenTX | Reviewed this property |
Kim. There are a number of bike rental and drop off stations in the downtown area. You pay for bikes at a rack, and don't have to drop them off at the same rack! Since we live here, and prefer walking instead of cycling, we... More
17 March 2017|
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Response from msi2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi see the buffalobayou site. Wednesdays through Fridays, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm (3:00 pm tour is Historical) Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Tours every 30 minutes.
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Response from Leonard C | Reviewed this property |
Lots of parking space. It's not so large so you can park at any of them. Also, call the Park staff and they can give you more details.