The Houston Parks Board is embarking on the boldest and most exciting capital project in its history: Bayou Greenways 2020. This ambitious project will significantly expand and enhance Houston’s parks system, creating within the city limits, a continuous system of 150 miles of parks and trails along Houston’s bayous. The total cost of the project is estimated at $215 million.
Bayou Greenways 2020 is part of the larger Bayou Greenways initiative being funded through a unique public-private partnership. In the November 2012 election, Houston voters approved a major bond referendum providing $166 million in parks funding, $100 million of which is dedicated to Bayou Greenways 2020. Overwhelmingly, the bond passed with 68% of the votes – the most positive referendum in the city’s history.
Over the next 7 years Bayou Greenways 2020 will transform the city we love, into one of the best quality-of-life cities in the nation!
Stay tuned for an upcoming announcement on the Bayou Greenways 2020 fundraising campaign.