Located within minutes of downtown Houston, Buffalo Bayou Park is a 160-acre, 2.3-mile long public space that has been subjected to years of neglect. Surrounded on both sides by high-use thoroughfares, the park was also difficult for nearby neighborhoods to access. In 2010, the Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) received a $30 million grant from the Kinder Foundation, which served as a fundraising catalyst for the park’s revitalization. In 2012, under the leadership of the BBP Board and President Anne Olson, collaborative partners including the City of Houston, the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD), and a variety of non-profit organizations, design firms, and community groups began reconstruction of the park. With the foundation grant, as well as an additional $23 million from private donations and $5 million donated from the HCFCD, the BBP has been transforming the park by upgrading walking and biking trails, adding pedestrian bridges to adjacent neighborhoods, and restoring the natural landscape and bayou channel. Completion of the transformation of Buffalo Bayou Park is slated for June of 2015, a redevelopment which will make the park easy to access for neighboring communities and complement the cityscape of Houston with the nature of the bayou.