Home » News


Post-Flood Update: Caution on Bayou Greenway Trails

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.

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

Bayou Greenways 2020 brings Accessible Greenspace and Hike-and-Bike Trails to Sims Bayou

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

Free family festival at MacGregor Park showcases transformational Bayou Greenways 2020 project.

3/21/17 Construction Begins on Mason Park Ped/Bike Bridge along Brays Bayou Greenway

Bridge in East End Will Provide Pedestrian and Bicycle Crossing over Brays Bayou

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

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.

1/27/17 New Greenway Coming Soon to Sims Bayou

Landscaping, trails planned between Deeda Drive and Old Galveston Road and within Milby Park.

1/18/17 New Pedestrian/Bike Bridge Coming Soon to Brays Bayou Greenway

Construction to begin soon on "University Connections" Bridge

1/9/17Trail Replacement on Sims Bayou Greenway

Construction planned between Martin Luther King Blvd. and Scott St.

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

Houston Parks Board Celebrates Latest Bayou Greenways 2020 Project

10/13/16 Bayou Greenway Construction Begins on Sims Bayou

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.


6/2/16 Houston Parks Board Receives $3 Million from The Brown Foundation

Today, Houston Parks Board announced a $3 million gift from The Brown Foundation, Inc., in support of Bayou Greenways 2020

5/3/16 Houston Parks Board’s Partnership with Google Maps Makes Houston’s Greenspaces Accessible Online

Miles of trails and parkland now available on Street View for virtual tours


4/8/16 Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark Will Receive Major Improvements

Houston Parks Board to construct additional amenities


3/31/16 Beth White, National Leader in Conserving Land for Parks, Will Head Houston Parks Board

One of the nation’s leading urban park planners will take on the role of Houston Parks Board President and CEO.


2/25/16 Second Annual Bayou Greenway Day Set for March 26 Along White Oak Bayou Greenway

Free family event showcases transformational Bayou Greenways 2020 Project


1/19/16 Houston Parks Board selected to receive RESTORE Act funding for Bayou Greenways

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council awards $7.1 million to preserve Clear Creek Greenway


7/23/15 Houston Parks Board Appoints New Members to Board of Directors

Local executives and civic leaders join efforts to create, improve, protect and advocate for parkland in Houston.

7/9/15 $1.8 Million White Oak Bayou Path To Open

TIGER Project Extends Hike/Bike Trail, Adds Amenities For Users

7/1/15 Houston Parks Board Receives $3.6 Million from Local Foundations

The Brown Foundation, Inc. and The Wortham Foundation, Inc. award funding to Bayou Greenways 2020 project

6/25/15 Houston Parks Board Announces Leadership Transition

Houston Parks Board announced today a nationwide search for new leadership.

5/2/15 "Bridge Bash" Celebrates Completion of New White Oak Bayou Greenway Bridge and Trails

New hike and bike bridge over White Oak Bayou extends Heights trail, connects neighborhoods

4/22/15 Hildebrand Foundation Pledges $10 Million to Houston Parks Board

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.

4/9/15 Joseph C. Dilg joins HPB Board of Directors

Houston Parks Board Appoints New Member to Board of Directors

4/3/2015 Bayou Greenway Day 2015

First Bayou Greenway Day Set for April 4 Along Brays Bayou

12/9/14 Houston Parks Board Receives $1 Million from Elkins Foundation

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.


11/13/14 Bayou Greenways 2020 Celebrates First Ribbon Cutting

2.75 miles of newly completed parkland and trails on Brays Bayou unveiled to public Nov. 13.


9/25/14 Houston Parks Board Annual Luncheon

Celebrate growing parks and green spaces with the people of Houston

7/14/14 New Board Members for HPB

Houston Parks Board Appoints New Members to Board of Directors

5/30/14 City strikes deals with CenterPoint for LED lights, bike trails

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.

4/26/14 Astros and The Friedkin Group open community leader youth baseball fields at Hidalgo Park

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.

4/19/14 Woodland Park Celebrates Reforestation

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.