Buffalo Bayou Park marks 5 years with special event series in October

Buffalo Bayou Park will celebrate its fifth anniversary in October. (Courtesy Geoffrey Lyon/Visit Houston)
Buffalo Bayou Park will celebrate its fifth anniversary in October. (Courtesy Geoffrey Lyon/Visit Houston)

Buffalo Bayou Park will celebrate its fifth anniversary in October. (Courtesy Geoffrey Lyon/Visit Houston)

A series of events in October will commemorate the anniversary of the opening of Buffalo Bayou Park, which has, since its founding, been recognized for its design, resiliency and use of public-private partnerships.

The $58 million, 160-acre Buffalo Bayou Park was completed in 2015 by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership working in concert with the Kinder Foundation, the Harris County Flood Control District and the city of Houston, according to a news release.

The park features gardens and landscaping that highlight native plants, hike and bike trails, a dog park, public gathering places and recreational spaces.

The partnership maintains the park with support by the Downtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone.

The celebration is themed “Artful Anniversary” with virtual and in-person opportunities.


Livestreamed events:

  • "Songs on the Water," 7 p.m. Oct. 10: Singers from the Houston Grand Opera will perform on a floating stage, and audiences are invited to join the cruise from the comfort of their own homes.

  • "Take Me to the Water," Oct. 17: The Urban Souls Dance Company will perform inside the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern for a virtual subterranean performance.

  • "Da Camera," Oct. 24: Performances by a jazz quintet, a string quartet and a solo harpist will be recorded at different locations in Buffalo Bayou Park and compiled into a film.


At the park:


  • Oct. 3-31: "Knitscape," a nature-themed knitted tapestry by Urban Yarnage, can be found at the Rosemont Bridge throughout the month.

  • Oct. 22: "Estructuras Monumentales," an exhibition of outdoor sculptures by the 105-year-old, New York-based artist Carmen Herrera, will be on display in the Fondren Foundation Meadow through April 2021.

By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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