Walking by Night (or Day)…
If you love taking walks in the park or the beach for relaxation or you’re simply a nature lover like me, you might want to check out this week’s Sabine-to-Bagby Promenade Grand Opening.
According to the Buffalo Bayou Partnership website, this Promenade is
a new 23-acre, $15 million waterfront park in downtown Houston. The park runs along the banks of Buffalo Bayou and features jogging and biking trails, lush landscaping and the bayou’s first pedestrian bridge.
This event features blue and white lights, firecrackers, a Floating Cinema, music, and other festivities.
When: Saturday, June 10th, 2006 from 7 PM to Midnight
Where: Buffalo Bayou Walk, from Sabine to I-45, between Allen Parkway and Memorial
For details, go to http://www.buffalobayou.org/eventsrec.html.
Interestingly, I also came across a Houston Chronicle article about this event and new feature to Houston. The Buffalo Bayou Partnership President, Anne Olson, and landscape architect, Kevin Shanley, hope that this Promenade will be successful. One of the concerns is to make it “safe enough for [women] to feel comfortable walking at night.” Olson is also concerned with the funding problems for this project as well as the trash and garbage problem that is overwhelming clean-up volunteers and staff members.
I’d say that if this project is to be any successful at all, everyone in Houston needs to take better care of our city. If we continue trashing Buffalo Bayou, what’s the point of having this Promenade? Promenade is a French word for “walks,” and this implies a nice “beautiful” scenery for walking. So, Houston, recycle or put trash where they belong. I don’t think we would want this Promenade to be an ugly one.
Anyway, I think I might invite a friend or two to this event. Maybe I’ll see some of you there!