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Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston

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4.5/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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  • BBP is huge so this review is only for the Sabine Street section, particularly the right side of Sabine. It was kinda muggy and threatening to rain when we visited, so we did not venture very far. We ...  read more »
  • We took a last minute walk here while waiting for family wedding later that day. Bring plenty if water since it quite warm even in October. Easy to follow signage and has a mix of shade and sun. Cycli...  read more »
  • We had a grand old time. It was free beer and mini Bundt cakes because they were having some random party :-) 
  • Nice jogging and biking trail in the heart of Houston. The trail hugs Buffalo Bayou so you get to see a lot of nice natural beauty with amazing views of the downtown skyline. Also do not miss the bats that fly out of the waugh street bridge at dusk every night. It is one of the largest urban bat colonies and unlike the Austin one it is active year round.
  • I visit Buffalo Bayou Park multiple times throughout the week; whether it be for a run, or just to stroll along the pathways. The park is maintained beautifully, and there are many routes to choose from. The park can get slightly congested with bicycle traffic at times, however there are paths provided for pedestrians in certain areas. Sections of the park also offer scenic views of downtown Houston. Highly recommend a visit to Buffalo Bayou Park!
  • Very calm and clean as far as the area we saw. We were able to rent some bikes for $5 there to look around and exercise a little bit. We had fun, there were families having fun there, people with friend playing frisbee, food trucks, and more. Parking was actually very easy to find and for free, but I am not sure how accurate that is for peak hours. We went maybe around 3:30PM. Overall great experience and nice environment. We loved it.
  • Ever since the park opened in 2014, it has engrained a new vibe in the city that gives it a nature-friendly, family-centric, and healthy-living atmosphere. The park is expansive and scenic, and allows for bicycling (which the city rents out on the cheap at certain B-Cycle stations scattered around), running, and even skateboarding in certain areas of the park. Parking can be pretty sparse, so if you're up for getting a little walk or jog in, you may want to park elsewhere and walk towards the park. Additionally, if you end up on Waugh St around 7-8pm, you may witness the well-known bat colony emergence in droves at night. There are viewing areas for it so you won't miss it. Lots of fun things to do!
  • The park is connected to Spotts Park and has alot of walking and biking trails alongside the bayou.
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