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Buffalo Bayou Park
Oct. 3, 2015
Linda Gorski

Several HCC members were on hand for the grand opening of the Buffalo Bayou Park on Saturday, October 3. Sponsored by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, the day featured numerous activities including food, games, an adventure playground, a Prairie Walk, entertainment and speakers who highlighted architecture, landscaping, art and history along the Bayou. One of those speakers was our very own Louis Aulbach who gave an informative talk about the history of the portion of the Bayou near the new Lost Lake complex on Allen Parkway at Dunlavy Street. Louis is the author of the highly acclaimed book “Buffalo Bayou: an Echo of Houston’s Wilderness Beginnings” which is a virtual canoe trip along Houston’s most important waterway from its headwaters on Willow Fork, west of Katy to the Ship Channel.

Best news for members of the Houston Canoe Club is that we were able to scope out the new canoe launch at Lost Lake. Canoers and kayakers can drive their vehicles to a drop off point at the top of the trail down to the boat launch, then the carry to the sandy banks of the bayou is about 40 yards (and a staircase).

Located in the new visitor's center at Lost Lake, Bayou City Adventures has the concession for renting kayaks, paddles and PFDs to paddle the Bayou. The group will also provide guided tours of the Bayou, bike rentals bike tours and transportation. Check out their website at or call them at 713-538-7433.

HCC members Louis Aulbach
and Linda Gorski at the new
Lost Lake Boat launch
(photo by Bob Sewell)
Lost Lake sign
(photo by Linda Gorski)
  Bayou City Adventures
has the concession at
the Lost Lake Boat launch
(photo by Linda Gorski)

HCC members Bruce Bodson,
Linda Gorski and Louis Aulbach
at the Grand Opening of the new
Buffalo Bayou Park
(photo by Bob Sewell) 
HCC member Louis Aulbach
gave a talk on the history of
Buffalo Bayou at the Grand
Opening of the new Buffalo
Bayou Park.
(photo by Linda Gorski) 

The author, Linda Gorski