White Oak Bayou "Bridge Bash"
|When:||May 2, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM|
|Summary:||Join us to celebrate the new White Oak Bayou Greenway bridge and trails with a dedication ceremony and free, family-friendly activities.|
Council Member Ellen Cohen, District C; Council Member David Robinson, At-Large 2; Harris County Precinct 4; Memorial Heights Redevelopment Authority & TIRZ 5; Harris County Flood Control District; the Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the Houston Parks Board will host a “Bridge Bash” to celebrate the completion of a new segment of White Oak Bayou Greenway.
Part of Bayou Greenways 2020, the new segment includes new hike and bike trails and a bridge over White Oak Bayou that connect to the Heights trail. The new bridge replaces the former MKT Railroad Bridge (known to some as the “BBQ Bridge”) between Shepherd Drive and Moy Street.
With these additions, Houstonians now have safer, off-street pedestrian access to and from the White Oak Bayou to the Heights Trail and downtown – an especially significant connection for residents of the Cottage Grove and Heights neighborhoods. Construction now underway will connect these trails to sidewalks along TC Jester Blvd and existing White Oak Bayou trails north of W 11th St. (See map: http://houstonparksboard.org/images/email/MKT_Bridge_Opening_Parking_Map_5-2-15_Event.pdf)
Community members, bicyclists, runners, environmentalists and the general public are invited to join in the “Bridge Bash” festivities, a dedication ceremony and free, family-friendly activities including:
-A DJ and drummer
-Texas Gold Sprint 'Em Races
New White Oak Bayou Greenway bridge and trails, west of Heights trail
707 N. Shepherd Dr.
Houston, TX 77008
Walk, run or ride on the Heights trail to the new pedestrian bridge between Shepherd Drive and Moy St. Limited parking is available at 707 N. Shepherd Drive. (See map: http://houstonparksboard.org/images/email/MKT_Bridge_Opening_Parking_Map_5-2-15_Event.pdf)
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