Buffalo Bayou Park is getting a lot of praise on both the regional and national level as work wraps up on the $58 million renovation. Now add another accolade to the list: one of the top 10 urban trails in the country.
Buffalo Bayou Park ranked No. 4 on the list of top 10 urban trails from USA Today 10 Best. The 20 contenders were chosen by a panel of travel and outdoor recreation experts. Readers then voted over four weeks to select and rank the best.
It's taken more than two years to transform the 160-acre Buffalo Bayou Park into an urban oasis, complete with multiple fountains, bridges, mini-parks, trails and other amenities. An official grand opening is scheduled for this fall.
Here's the full Top 10 list:
1. Schuylkill River Trail - Philadelphia
2. MKT Nature and Fitness Trail - Columbia, Md.
3. Swamp Rabbit Trail - Greenville, S.C.
4. Buffalo Bayou Park - Houston
5. Indianapolis Cultural Trail - Indianapolis
6. American River Bike Trail - Sacramento
7. Atlanta BeltLine - Atlanta
8. River Walk and Mission Trail - San Antonio
9. Lakefront Trail - Chicago
10. Rose Kennedy Greenway - Boston