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Buffalo Bayou Trails


Houston, Texas

Project Size:

3,000 Linear Feet


City of Houston

Services Provided:

Conceptual Design
Planning + Urban Design

l-ds prepared the design for the hike/bike trail along the southern edge of Buffalo Bayou as part of the city-wide trail system. The system is planned along the five bayous that weave through the greater Houston area providing a well dispersed, yet connected open space system.

The design area extends from the Theater District’s Sesquicentennial Park to Allen’s Landing on the east side. Allen’s Landing is a very special area along the Buffalo Bayou where the Allen Brothers landed in 1836 and subsequently became the developers of Houston. This area of the Bayou has a significant history, as it was part of the original core of the city. Under the Franklin Street Bridge, stands exposed a 19th Century masonry wall which forms the backdrop for a proposed wharf area that will serve as an Interpretive Center.