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Houston Chronicle: Bayou Greenways nonprofit sees groundswell of support after Harvey

December 2, 2017
A recently transformed, 7-acre open space in northwest Houston, formerly the site of an abandoned apartment complex, now serves as a beautiful amenity to nearby residents and White Oak Bayou Greenway trail users.

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Houston Chronicle: Houston undergoing a green-space renaissance

November 22, 2017
Houston Parks Board president Beth White connects with Bayou Greenways 2020 project.

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Houston Chronicle: Why everyone needs more access to parks

October 30, 2017
The Bayou Greenways are creating a new green infrastructure throughout our community, connecting people to people and people to parks. Six in 10 Houstonians will live within one and a half miles of a Bayou Greenway once the project is complete in 2020. "People think that the freeways unite us," said Mayor Sylvester Turner. "But frankly, it's the people."

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Houston Public Media: Crews Clean Up One Of The Biggest Messes Harvey Left Behind

October 12, 2017
Houston Parks Board has been working to clear the Bayou Greenway trails that were covered with silt and debris.

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iHeart Radio: Houston Parks Board, Connecting Communities

October 6, 2017
Listen to Beth White, Houston Parks Board's President and CEO, discuss how the organization is connecting communities across the city.

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Houston Chronicle: Bayou Preservation Association slates 'From Awareness to Action' symposium

October 3, 2017
The symposium is scheduled to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive.
The theme - Bayou Stewardship: From Awareness to Action - was planned before Harvey struck the region and was originally to focus on how the citizens of the metropolitan Houston area have become more aware of our bayous and how that culture of awareness has led to enhanced efforts to link people to the bayous.

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Houston Chronicle: Strong public-private partnerships key to rebuilding after Harvey

October 1, 2017
By Richard and Nancy Kinder
This is a pivotal time for our city. We have the opportunity to forge a new quality of life that is even more resilient and underscores who we know we are - a visionary, 21st-century city. Now is the time to plan for an even better Houston.

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Chron.com: Houston Parks Board welcomes new hires in EaDo

September 20, 2017
Occasion welcomed Steve Wright, the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department's new director.

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City Parks Alliance: America's New Infrastructure

September 18, 2017
City Parks Alliance releases “City Parks: America’s New Infrastructure - Health”, the second video in its five-part series highlighting the health and social benefits of urban parks.

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Post-Flood Update: Caution on Bayou Greenway Trails

August 31, 2017
NEWS RELEASE
Our thoughts are with all of those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We are thankful to see flood waters and bayou levels beginning to recede. At this time, we strongly urge caution in use of the Bayou Greenway trails.

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Chron.com: Hike and bike trail extensions coming to four bayous

August 23, 2017
Hike and bike trail extensions are coming soon to four of Houston's bayous, after City Council on Wednesday agreed to spend $12.5 million for the next phase of Bayou Greenways 2020, a public-private initiative to expand local parks.

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Houstonia Mag: The Other Best Spot for Bat-Watching on the Bayou

August 4, 2017
There's an often overlooked bat-viewing spot along the bayou: The Watonga Boulevard bridge along White Oak Bayou is home to approximately 100,000 Mexican free-tailed bats. Park benches and the grassy, gently sloping banks of the bayou provide ideal locations to sit and watch the bats glide along the water before heading into the night sky.

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Rice University News: Rice University’s Kinder Institute appoints Bacon, Chao, Prochazka to advisory board

July 6, 2017
Three Houston leaders — Tom Bacon of Lionstone Investments, Anne Chao of Rice University and Scott Prochazka of CenterPoint Energy — will begin three-year terms July 1 serving on the advisory board of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
As chairman of the Houston Parks Board, Bacon led the creation of Bayou Greenways 2020 — a public-private partnership responsible for creating 3,000 acres of linear parks and 150 miles of off-road trails, connecting neighborhoods, parks, employment centers and schools throughout the city of Houston — a transformational event for Houston. He was recently honored at the 2017 Kinder Institute luncheon with the inaugural Stephen L. Klineberg Award for his work in Houston.

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New Greenway with Hike-and-Bike Trails Complete on Sims Bayou

June 8, 2017
NEWS RELEASE
Bayou Greenways 2020 brings Accessible Greenspace and Hike-and-Bike Trails to Sims Bayou

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Third Annual Bayou Greenway Day set for April 29 along Brays Bayou Greenway

April 18, 2017
NEWS RELEASE
Free family festival at MacGregor Park showcases transformational Bayou Greenways 2020 project.

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Construction Begins on Mason Park Ped/Bike Bridge along Brays Bayou Greenway

March 18, 2017
NEWS RELEASE
Bridge in East End Will Provide Pedestrian and Bicycle Crossing over Brays Bayou

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HPARD: Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark to Re-Open In Time for Spring Breakers to Enjoy!

March 10, 2017
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department will be re-opening the Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark (103 Sabine Street inside Buffalo Bayou Park) Saturday, March 11, 2017.

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New Greenway Coming Soon to Sims Bayou

January 27, 2017
NEWS RELEASE
Landscaping, trails planned between Deeda Drive and Old Galveston Road and within Milby Park.

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New Pedestrian/Bike Bridge Coming Soon to Brays Bayou Greenway

January 18, 2017
NEWS RELEASE
Construction to begin soon on "University Connections" Bridge

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Trail Replacement on Sims Bayou Greenway

January 9, 2017
NEWS RELEASE
Construction planned between Martin Luther King Blvd. and Scott St.

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New Hike-and-Bike Trail Opens on White Oak Bayou Greenway

December 9, 2016
NEWS RELEASE
Houston Parks Board Celebrates Latest Bayou Greenways 2020 Project

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Bayou Greenway Construction Begins on Sims Bayou

October 13, 2016
NEWS RELEASE
Houston Parks Board, Council Member Larry Green, District K, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the Harris County Flood Control District celebrated the groundbreaking of a new segment of Sims Bayou Greenway.

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Houston Parks Board Receives $3 Million from The Brown Foundation

June 2, 2016
NEWS RELEASE
Houston Parks Board announced a $3 million gift from The Brown Foundation, Inc., in support of Bayou Greenways 2020

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Houston Parks Board’s Partnership with Google Maps Makes Houston’s Greenspaces Accessible Online

May 3, 2016
Miles of trails and parkland now available on Street View for virtual tours.

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Bayou Greenways Post-Flood Update

April 29, 2016
Extreme rain events last week overwhelmed Houston's bayous, creeks and reservoirs and caused significant flooding throughout the city. Over the next few weeks, Houston Parks Board's Maintenance Team will be clearing debris and silt (fine bits of clay and sand) from the Bayou Greenway trails, as many of them have been affected by the recent flooding:

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Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark Will Receive Major Improvements

April 8, 2016
NEWS RELEASE
Houston Parks Board to construct additional amenities.

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Beth White, National Leader in Conserving Land for Parks, Will Head Houston Parks Board

March 31, 2016
NEWS RELEASE
One of the nation’s leading urban park planners will take on the role of Houston Parks Board President and CEO.

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Second Annual Bayou Greenway Day Set for March 26 Along White Oak Bayou Greenway

February 25, 2016
NEWS RELEASE
Free family event showcases transformational Bayou Greenways 2020 Project

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Houston Parks Board selected to receive RESTORE Act funding for Bayou Greenways

January 19, 2017
NEWS RELEASE
The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council awards $7.1 million to preserve Clear Creek Greenway.

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Houston Parks Board Appoints New Members to Board of Directors

July 23, 2015
NEWS RELEASE
Local executives and civic leaders join efforts to create, improve, protect and advocate for parkland in Houston.

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HPARD:$1.8 Million White Oak Bayou Path To Open

July 9, 2015NEWS RELEASE
TIGER Project Extends Hike/Bike Trail, Adds Amenities For Users

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Houston Parks Board Receives $3.6 Million from Local Foundations

July 1, 2015
NEWS RELEASE
The Brown Foundation, Inc. and The Wortham Foundation, Inc. award funding to Bayou Greenways 2020 project

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Houston Parks Board Announces Leadership Transition

June 25, 2015
NEWS RELEASE
Houston Parks Board announced today a nationwide search for new leadership.

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"Bridge Bash" Celebrates Completion of New White Oak Bayou Greenway Bridge and Trails

May 2, 2015
NEWS RELEASE
New hike and bike bridge over White Oak Bayou extends Heights trail, connects neighborhoods

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Hildebrand Foundation Pledges $10 Million to Houston Parks Board

April 22, 2015
NEWS RELEASE
The Houston Parks Board announced today that the Hildebrand Foundation has pledged $10 million in support of the Parks Board’s Bayou Greenways 2020 project.

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Joseph C. Dilg joins HPB Board of Directors

April 4, 2015
NEWS RELEASE
Houston Parks Board Appoints New Member to Board of Directors.

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Bayou Greenway Day 2015

April 3, 2015
NEWS RELEASE
First Bayou Greenway Day Set for April 4 Along Brays Bayou

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Houston Parks Board Receives $1 Million from Elkins Foundation

December 9, 2014
NEWS RELEASE
The four-year pledge for $1 million in support of Bayou Greenways 2020 is just the latest contribution by the Elkins family to Houston’s parks.

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Bayou Greenways 2020 Celebrates First Ribbon Cutting

November 13, 2014
NEWS RELEASE
2.75 miles of newly completed parkland and trails on Brays Bayou unveiled to public Nov. 13.

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Houston Parks Board Annual Luncheon

September 25, 2017
NEWS RELEASE
Celebrate growing parks and green spaces with the people of Houston

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New Board Members for HPB

July 14, 2014
NEWS RELEASE
Houston Parks Board Appoints New Members to Board of Directors

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Houston Chronicle: City strikes deals with CenterPoint for LED lights, bike trails

May 30, 2014
Houston's streetlights will be converted to more efficient LEDs over the next five years, and the city has struck a deal to open up land under power lines for the construction of hike and bike trails. Both the trails and streetlights announcements involved agreements with CenterPoint Energy.

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Astros and The Friedkin Group open community leader youth baseball fields at Hidalgo Park

April 26, 2014
NEWS RELEASE
The Astros Foundation and The Friedkin Group celebrated the opening of two newly revitalized Houston youth baseball fields the morning of Saturday, April 26 at Hidalgo Park.

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Woodland Park Celebrates Reforestation

April 19, 2014
NEWS RELEASE
The Friends of Woodland Park celebrated the opening of the newly reforested corner of Woodland Park at Wrightwood and Houston Avenue on Saturday, April 19.

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