Thanks to $2 million from Silver Eagle Distributors, which is also putting up that new beer dispensary in Pasadena, the Buffalo Bayou Partnership might to be able to afford to turn Eleanor Tinsley Park into something as purty as what you see in the rendering above. That means the existing “event meadow” down below there along Allen Pkwy. will be scooped out and rid of the volleyball court, playground equipment, picnic shelters, and some of the pine trees, then re-landscaped and rechristened the Bud Light Amphitheater; more parking and stairs will be introduced; and a new “Skyline Overlook” pavilion will be built and named in honor of Silver Eagle prez and CEO John Nau.
The dirty work began earlier this month, says the BBP, part of the overall project to install new swag like pedestrian bridges and remove invasive species, transforming the 2.3-mile stretch, BBP prez Anne Olson explained a few months ago to Free Press Houston, into an “11 acre urban prairie.”
- Enhancements are Underway at Eleanor Tinsley Park (PDF) [Buffalo Bayou Park]
- Construction Starts To Turn Eleanor Tinsley Park Into Buffalo Bayou’s Signature Green Space [KUHF]
- Previously on Swamplot: How To Build a Buffalo Bayou Pedestrian Bridge: A Photo Tutorial, Buffalo Bayou Bridge Inserted Here, Fighting Buffalo Bayou Invaders, The Next New Bridge Going over the Bayou, The Pasadena Place Where Beer Will Come From, More Pedestrian Bridges and Other Twists and Turns in the Plans for Buffalo Bayou Park
Rendering: SWA Group