Event Detail
CALENDAR    MEMBERS LOGIN HERE    JOIN US TODAY!
    Event Status: On Schedule

FREE Cistern History Tour

Learn about the architecture of this unique space and the history of Houston’s water system.

note: The tour starts at 5:00, we must be present at 5:00, there is no late entry once the tour starts they close the doors.

The Cistern at Buffalo Bayou Park is a former drinking water reservoir built in 1926 for the City of Houston. As one of the city’s early underground reservoirs, it supported the municipal water system’s goals of fire suppression (water pressure) and drinking water storage. After operating for decades, an irreparable leak was discovered and after a few years, the reservoir was decommissioned in 2007.
In May 2016, Buffalo Bayou Partnership opened the Cistern to the public.

Fun Facts

  • 87,500 square feet or the size of 1.5 football fields
  • 221– 25-foot tall, slender concrete columns span the space
  • Holds 15 million gallons of water when functioning at capacity
  • 8-inch thick concrete roof and 8– 18-inch thick concrete side walls
  • 17-second echo
  • SWA Landscape Architect Kevin Shanley first called the reservoir “the Cistern” because it reminded him of the ancient Roman cisterns under Istanbul

***

Join us after the Cistern History Tour for some exercise too at our Elevation Training at Elenor Tinsley Park Event!

Event: FREE Cistern History Tour Event Cost: Free
Where: For Members Only Meeting Place: For Members Only
Address: For Members Only Meeting Address: For Members Only
Web Site: For Members Only Meeting Time: For Members Only
Location Phone: For Members Only Parking Cost: For Members Only
Start Date-Time: For Members Only Reg. Deadline: For Members Only
* End Date-Time: For Members Only PrePay Required: No
Event Leader: For Members Only
Event Summary: n/a
Payment Details: For Members Only
Directions: For Members Only
Members: 16 Max Attendance: 16
Guests: 1 Spots Available: 0
Total Attendance: 17    
Overnight: No Kid Friendly: No
Skill Level: n/a Dog Friendly: No

CHECKLIST - Gear Details and Rules
 
* estimated
Membership Management by Memberize™
© 2001-2019 Hill Country Technologies, LLC. All rights reserved.
 

WebStats

Your session is about to expire...
Login Required
Admin Order Form