Kinder Foundation’s Guy Hagstette Reflects on Five Years of Buffalo Bayou Park

Guy Hagstette, Kinder Foundation vice president of parks and civic projects and Buffalo Bayou Partnership board member, joined Scott McCready, principal at SWA Group, on September 24, 2020 to host a webinar in celebration of Buffalo Bayou Park’s fifth anniversary. Reunited five years after the completion of the park they both helped make a reality (Hagstette served as project consultant; McCready as lead designer), their presentation addressed the careful thought and planning that went into the realization of Buffalo Bayou Park. You may watch the full conversation below or by clicking this link.

The conversation was the first of three webinars presented by Buffalo Bayou Partnership in recognition of five years of Buffalo Bayou Park. The next two will discuss the clean-up process along the waterway and what Buffalo Bayou Partnership is doing as an organization to be inclusive of the surrounding neighborhoods:

  • Trash Talk: BBP’s Clean & Green Program
    Hosted by Mike Garver, BBP Board Member and Robby Robinson, BBP Field Operations Manager
    Wednesday, October 28 at 1:30pm CST
  • An Inclusive Bayou
    Hosted by Gloria Zenteno and Gaynell Drexler, BBP Board Members and Karen Farber, BBP VP of External Affairs
    Thursday, November 19 at 1:30pm CST

Those interested in attending can register at

To learn more about the Kinder Foundation’s support of Buffalo Bayou Park, including its lead gift in 2010 of $30 million to establish the park, please click here.