Visit the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

Presented by Buffalo Bayou Partnership at Buffalo Bayou Park - The Water Works, Houston TX

Visit the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

The Cistern at Buffalo Bayou Park is a former drinking water reservoir built in 1926 for the City of Houston. After operating for decades, an irreparable leak was discovered and after a few years, the reservoir was decommissioned in 2007.

Thanks to support from The Brown Foundation, Inc., Buffalo Bayou Partnership is opening this underground, industrial relic to the public, with future plans to house temporary art installations in this unique public space.

Make plans now to visit this historically and architecturally significant site, and while you are there, share your photos by tagging them

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$2 per person (no children under the age of 9 permitted) for a 30-minute, docent-led tour.
Free on Thursdays, but reservations are still required.

A number of parking options are available around Buffalo Bayou Park.

Contact: 713-752-0314


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Additional time info:

Beginning May 13, 2016:
Thursdays & Fridays, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Docent-led tours every 30 minutes. Reservations required.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Buffalo Bayou Park - The Water Works

105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007

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