Springtime on Buffalo Bayou REGISTRATION CLOSED

Monday, March 7, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Terrace of the Wortham Insurance Visitor Center at The Water Works, 105 Sabine Street, 77007. Valet parking will be provided. REGISTRATION CLOSED

In a reprise of our extremely popular fall course, we will explore the amazing transformation of 160 acres along Buffalo Bayou between Shepherd and Sabine Streets with the planners and designers who created it. Our outing will begin with light bites and refreshments at The Dunlavy, the park’s new special events space, and an introduction, overview, and current updates, followed by a springtime stroll with our guides Anne Olson, Guy Hagstette, and Scott McCready.

Over more than 20 years, BBP president Anne Olson and the BBP board have raised and leveraged over $150 million in private and public funds for the waterway’s redevelopment. During her tenure Ms. Olson has developed and implemented a comprehensive bayou-enhancement program which includes land acquisition, trail and park development, public programming, and permanent and temporary public art along Buffalo Bayou from Shepherd Drive to the Port of Houston Turning Basin.

In mid-2010, project director Guy Hagstette, FAIA, began overseeing the ambitious plan for Houston’s historic waterway. From 2006 until 2010, he served as president and park director of Discovery Green.

Scott McCready, ASLA, is SWA Group’s lead designer for Buffalo Bayou Park. Over the past thirteen years he has been engaged in a number of projects along Houston’s waterways, including the Sabine Promenade, Rosemont Bridge, and Brays Bayou.



Registration for fall 2018 is ongoing. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 


If you are interested in traveling to Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy. 


Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.


Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location to be announced


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