Meandering for 75 miles through Houston and surrounding Harris County, Buffalo Bayou is an important open space resource. But residents of the crowded East End of Houston enjoy little access to the historic waterway, where the battle of San Jacinto was fought. In 2004, TPL purchased ten acres on a sweeping bend in the bayou for a new waterfront park. Linked to other recreation areas by a new trail system, the new park will help improve water quality and provide bayou access for birding, kayaking, canoeing, and nature education programs. TPL provided interim financing for the property, which will be transferred to Harris County for permanent protection, and management.
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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects. You’ll find some of our favorite places on the map below.