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Virtual History Tour

of the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

Join us for a Facebook Live VIRTUAL History Tour of the award-winning Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern!

The Cistern is currently closed for in-person tours, but we want to bring this magnificent, unique Houston relic to you. Tune into Facebook at 3pm on Thursday, April 16 to "go on a tour" and learn about the architecture, history and fun facts about Houston's world-renowned Cistern!

BBP relies on ticket sales to cover the day-to-day operations of the Cistern. Amid these uncertain and extenuating circumstances, donations would be most appreciated and will support our dedicated staff and ongoing maintenance: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/BuffaloBayouPartnership/Cistern.html

Cover photo by Katya Horner/Slight Clutter Photography


About the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern:

The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern is a former drinking water reservoir built in 1926 for the City of Houston. As one of the city’s early underground reservoirs, it supported the municipal water system’s goals of fire suppression (water pressure) and drinking water storage. After operating for decades, an irreparable leak was discovered and after a few years, the reservoir was decommissioned in 2007.

In 2010, the City of Houston was sourcing vendors to demolish the Cistern. At the same time, Buffalo Bayou Partnership was developing the $58 million Buffalo Bayou Park project and “discovered” the site. Recognizing the historical and architectural significance of the highly unusual space, Buffalo Bayou Partnership with the City of Houston worked to take over development and maintenance of the space.

BBP restored and repurposed the Cistern into a magnificent public space to house an ambitious program of changing art installations. Houston-based architecture and engineering firm Page was charged with designing a ground-level entry structure to help transition visitors from the outside into the Cistern and making improvements to the shelf on the perimeter of the space to create a six-foot-wide, ADA compliant walkway with guardrails. In May 2016, Buffalo Bayou Partnership opened the Cistern to the public.

Event: Virtual History Tour of the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern Event Cost: Free
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