Buffalo Bayou Park is a 2.3 mile long municipal park located along the banks of the Buffalo Bayou near Downtown Houston, Texas.
With a total area of 160 acres, Buffalo Bayou Park stretches from Shepherd Drive to Sabine Street, between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive. Opened in 2015, the park features a variety of recreational activities including a skate park, picnic area, children's play area, dog park, cultural events hall, and miles of bike and hiking trails.
|Monday||6:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Tuesday||6:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
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|Sunday||6:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
Lawrence Peretzman | Feb 5, 2018
Inner-city park that runs from Shepherd to Downtown...3 miles each way. Numerous art sculptures and bridges have been installed. The Waugh Drive Bat Colony is an interesting place at sunset. The old Cisterns from the early 20th century have been refurbished and are open. Great running and walking trails, along with a dog park.
Rocky Madkins | Nov 28, 2017
LOVE LOVE LOVE Buffalo bayou park!! It’s a great place to exercise, people watch, have a picnic, a cute date, snow cone! There’s so many great things to do. We typically rent bikes for $5/hr when we go. The trail is challenging yet appropriate for all levels in my opinion. There’s a bat cave you can watch the bats fly away at sunset. There are several foundations and other sculptures which are really nice backdrops for photos. Every time i go i see prom pics, graduation pics, or cute couples pics being taken. This is a gym in Houston and i love it.
Ashley Voigt | Mar 31, 2018
Buffalo Bayou offers something for everyone in the family. The scenery is beautiful and there are so many places to take pictures, relax and also exercise.
David Ress | Feb 13, 2018
Nice sward of green space along the bayou west of downtown. Good concept with pleasing outdoor art work. Currently somewhat ravaged by recent flooding, so that many trails are covered in mud. Still enjoyable nevertheless.
Angel X | Apr 5, 2018
Even though the bayous flood easily, I appreciate the city prioritizing maintaining its parks for Houstonians to go out and show each other some LOVE!
Nina Lopez | May 1, 2018
We saw an art display in the cisterns a few years ago and it was really cool! Even though it was free you still have to reserve your tickets online. The night time city view from here is beautiful!
Paige Williams | Apr 10, 2018
The dog park is one of my favorite places on Buffalo Bayou. Unfortunately, because it's on the Bayou, it is closed frequently due to flooding. If you are looking for a place to sit on a blanket, read, and enjoy nice weather, I recommend going near the police memorial
Angela F | Apr 19, 2018
My favorite park in Houston. Full of multiple paths going up and down the buffalo bayou. If you start from the west side and go east, you will start at the more "wild" side where you can see all kinds of wildlife and animals. I've seen everything from birds, hawks, beavers, snakes, turtles and of course lots and lots of BATS when you get to Waugh bridge there is the bat colony. After you pass the bat colony, you will begin to see the downtown skyline and eventually your walk will change from wild to being directly under and inside the busy central houston area, where you will walk under bridges, pass a skatepark, pass the Houston aquarium (where there is actually an entrance from the park). But this bayou did get very much destroyed from Harvey and is in need of some fixing. Support them if you can! They offer so much to Houston.
roc taylor | Apr 5, 2018
Buffalo Bayou Park is fantastic. Over 5 mile loop that you can stretch even further, or shorter depending on your personal preference. Alot of subset green areas for activities great way to enjoy the outdoors
A A | Apr 15, 2018
This park is very nice. Big green areas with trees and a side walk. During the spring you can see some flowers on the trees and on the ground. There is some metered parking.
Jessica Holland | Jun 1, 2018
Car got broken into daylight! Camera system in front of car but not sure if I will be able to find the footage! Police officer said I was #3! Culprit parked next to my car in a large maroon truck! Criminals are not just homeless! I left my car locked thinking it would never happen to me! Watch out!
csrsteel | May 29, 2018
There is still some damage from hurricane Harvey, but it's a very picturesque, relaxing park/trail. There is alot to see along the way, from memorials, fountains, statues, rest spots to a bat habitation. They have walking trails and bike trails to keep everyone out of each others way, as well as a few parks for children and a dog park (still under repair at this time). This is one of the must visit places in Houston.
Michael Miles | May 10, 2018
Nice running trails. Trash cans. Security. Dog park and disc golf. After Harvey. No disc holf course. Still working on Jonney Steel Dog park. Many people loved that dog park. Many people still walk dogs here. Most of the dogs are well behaved. Some of the bikers are rude to the walkers. I always see people drinking out of the water fountains: and not to alarm anyone but sometimes homeless population also uses these fountains. So drink at your own risk.
Amy Hikes | May 29, 2018
We had a great time. Need water fountains accessable to lower trails or signs to water fountains. Restrooms would be nice.
Anon ymous | Jun 10, 2018
Who rates a publicly funded park? Well, why not, if it helps the park department and public works! Thanks to the city for maintaining accessible and beautiful park spaces for recreation and leisure. We appreciate it! Only star taken off for security reasons. More patrol would be helpful. Friends have has their bikes stolen, car broken into, and 1 girl had someone follow her on the trail for almost 1.5 miles. Scary.
sydney briner | Jun 11, 2018
We rented kayaks to float down the Bayou in which was a lot of fun. Service was slow but once in the water we we're good. Great weekend activity to do whole visiting or showing visitors around. Water was dirty, I don't recommend swimming, animal life was cool to see, and the park around the Bayou fantastic!
Ngoc-Thanh HUYNH | Jun 28, 2018
great green space in the heart of the city. the roads are really confusing when you have no orientation like me. It seems a part of the park is not taken care of, plants are everywhere there. but most of it is ok.
Mr Lifton | Aug 8, 2018
Nice area to get away from Houston traffic and find some greenery. Great for a casual stroll, run or cycle. Can also take a trip down the river. Some areas are shaded, others not so much so bring a hat and water in summer. Easy access to parking, and free to enter. Some fitness facilities along the trails.
Eddy Martinez | Aug 5, 2018
Went here to take pictures of my daughter and her hair before we cut it. It was beautifully well kept. Did not see any litter and saw several other people enjoying their run or walks.
Joshua Adams | Aug 6, 2018
Buffalo Bayou is an excellent place to bike or run with plenty of areas for an outdoor picnic. The work done on this park over the past few years has been outstanding and have turned this into a Houston jewel.
Sue Schuster | Jul 25, 2018
We parked here and walked to see the Waugh bat colony at dusk. We enjoyed the nice pathway leading down to the bridge, and the statuary that we passed. There is a beautiful "dandelion" fountain.
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