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Eleanor Tinsley Park

Map & Directions 150 Sabine St.
Houston, TX 77007
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713-247-3500

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As Wayne Coyne of renowned Oklahoma rock band The Flaming Lips once noted, Eleanor Tinsley Park operates as a “natural amphitheater.” Even in the blistering heat of summer, few things are cooler than listening to a fabulous band while sprawled out on Tinsley’s large grassy hill, as the downtown Houston skyline acts as a stunning backdrop. Formerly known as Buffalo Bayou Park, Tinsley is swarmed by tens of thousands of Houstonians and out-of-towners each year for the annual Free Press Summer Fest and a variety of other festivals, including the city’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show. During quieter months, joggers and dog walkers still pack the park, though there's plenty of room for everyone.

 
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  • on 08/26/10
    4

    Great place to ride a bike , walk a dog, or go skatebording. Really good view of downtown and close to Montrose.

  • on 05/06/09
    4

    As long as you're there before dark, Eleanor Tinsley offers a pleasant tour of Buffalo Bayou with plenty of pleasant scenery and shade. The trail follows the bayou below the theater district, through Buffalo Bayou Art Park, past the new public skatepark and through plenty of tree-filled openings, all with the skyline in the background. The twists and turns allow for a... More >>

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