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December.07.22

3 Unique Activities at Buffalo Bayou Park in Historic Downtown Houston

3 Unique Activities at Buffalo Bayou Park in Historic Downtown Houston

Minutes from our luxury Houston Heights apartments sits Buffalo Bayou Park. The park hugs the north and west quadrants of downtown itself. Restored to its former glory, this historic 1830s-era part of town was part of the original city. It's now one of the best urban parks in the country with 160 acres of green space — and some truly unique activities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Waugh Drive Bridge

While Buffalo Bayou Park has several spots where you can get excellent views of the downtown skyline at sunset, one truly stands out. Waugh Drive Bridge offers you a chance to watch 250,000 bats emerge from its crevices each evening! Besides some incredible photo opportunities, you can listen to an informative 'Bat Chat' with park volunteers to learn more about these winged mammals.

The Cistern

If you like architecture, history, music, and meditation, then you'll love the multifaceted tours offered at Buffalo Bayou's underground cistern. They take place inside one of the city's old drinking water reservoirs. It was built in 1926 and restored as a relic of a bygone age. Today you can take 30-minute guided, self-guided, or private historical tours, or enjoy one of the Underground Sounds concerts. On weekends and Wednesday evenings, there are even Sound Healing Meditation tours with wind chimes and singing bowls.

Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark

Right next door to the Cistern on Sabine Street sits the world-class Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark, which was recently renovated and now houses one of the nation's biggest cradles, along with two bowls. The in-ground skatepark's 30,000 square feet of space has areas for beginners, intermediates, and pros. So whether you're working on staying upright or practicing your kickflips and ollies, Houston's premier skateboarding park is one of the best in the region.

If you love spending time outdoors at Buffalo Bayou Park, consider learning how to ride a horse among other fun outdoor activities in the area! Contact us at Lincoln Heights Apartments today to find your ideal home. We're close to all these exciting historic downtown Houston area activities.

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