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Houston City Council Approves FY2018 Bayou Greenways 2020 Allocation

8/23/17: Houston City Council unanimously approved $12,457,000 as this fiscal year’s allocation of the $100 million 2012 bond referendum for construction of Bayou Greenways 2020 projects.

The FY 2018 allocation will go toward construction of projects in multiple council districts and along the Bayou Greenways, noted in the map below.

It is important to remember that in addition to projects starting construction, Houston Parks Board is planning and designing several miles of greenways along 8 bayous across the city.

FY 2018 allocation goes to:

1. Brays Bayou Greenway

Mason Park Bridge (BR40)

Read more about Mason Park Bridge here.

2. Greens Bayou Greenway

Bell Foster Park to Coolgreen (GR01)

3. Greens Bayou Greenway

Brock Park to Mt. Houston (GR04)

GR01: This 1.9-mile segment in North East Houston connects Strickland Park to Maxey Park via a METRO Park and Ride and a kayak launch.

GR04: This segment connects Halls Bayou Greenway to Greens Bayou Greenway through a beautiful section of Brock Park. It includes at least 42.68 acres of greenspace and 2 miles of hike-and-bike trail.

4. Sims Bayou Greenway

Milby Park to I-45 (SI01)

This segment connects Milby Park to Sims Bayou Greenway in South East Houston and includes at least 14.34 acres of greenspace and 2.65 miles of hike-and-bike trail.

5. Sims Bayou Greenway

Scott St. to Buffalo Speedway

This segment includes 165.54 acres of greenspace and will connect Margaret Jenkins Park , Houston Sports Park and Townwood Park with 5 miles of hike-and-bike trail.

6. White Oak Bayou Greenway

Alabonson to Hollister Road (WO17)

This segment extends the existing White Oak Bayou Greenway to the city limits and includes 18.75 acres of greenspace and 1.68 miles of hike-and-bike trail.

More Info:

Some quick facts about the progress and work on Bayou Greenways 2020 include:
1,422 acres of greenspace has been maintained and activated.
14.05 miles of Bayou Greenways have been completed and 65 miles are in planning, design and construction.
223 acres of greenspace have been acquired and protected as parkland in perpetuity.
• Our Conservation and Maintenance Team maintains and de-litters 60 miles of trails and 1,400 acres of greenspace along Brays, Buffalo, Halls, Sims and White Oak Bayou Greenways.

Want to know more about what’s happening along a Bayou Greenway near you and how to access these hike-and-bike trails? Explore our interactive map. Also, check out a list of “great places” that we have already discovered along the bayous. If you know of a “great place” along your Bayou Greenway, feel free to email us at info@houstonparksboard.org.