Explore Houston of the future at BBP’s free Encounter: Meeting Points on Buffalo Bayou

Gravel Silos | Photo courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Explore a lesser known stretch of Buffalo Bayou on a free, self-guided tour of its eastern stretch (with complimentary beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company at the North York location) at Encounter: Meeting Points on Buffalo Bayou on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 1pm to 4pm.

Even as Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) continues to restore its namesake park after Harvey, it’s also continuing its plan to extend the bayou’s restoration into the East End and Fifth Ward.

And BBP wants your thoughts, ideas, and inspiration for its eastward growth.

For one afternoon, the group is inviting all Houstonians to take a free, self-guided exploration of interactive installations along and near Buffalo Bayou east of Downtown.

Destinations include the recently restored Allen’s Landing (Houston’s “Plymouth Rock” and original port) in Downtown, the striking Gravel Silos on N. Nagel Street, Yolanda Black Navarro Buffalo Bend Nature Park near the modern Port of Houston Turning Basin, Japhet Creek, and more.

Japhet Creek | Photo courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership

About the 6 Installations at Encounter

Presented by students from the University of Houston Graphic Design Program, the collection was created to demonstrate the relationship between the bayou and its neighboring East End and Fifth Ward communities.

There will be activities at each of the six stops, as well as entertainment, beer courtesy of Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and food trucks at the North York Boat Launch.

Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to share your ideas and input on Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s future plans east of Downtown.

Public art at Allen’s Landing in Downtown | Photo courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Encounter 6 Destinations Along Buffalo Bayou 

Encounter: Meeting Points on Buffalo Bayou

Envisioning future possibilities at the Buffalo Bayou Partnership Field Office Site | Photo courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership

This article was partially sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Partnership(BBP), with an extended advertising spend provided by 365 Things to Do in Houston. We are very pleased to partner with BBP to significantly extend and maximize their promotional campaigns in support of the bayou’s recovery and continued transformation following Hurricane Harvey. 

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