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Caution on Bayou Greenway Trails

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Susan Elmore, Elmore Public Relations
susan [at] elmorepr [dot] com / 713-702-4331

NEWS RELEASE

HOUSTON, TX – August 31, 2017 -- 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. The Houston Parks Board Maintenance team is assessing the trails as it is safe for us to do so.

While some trail areas appear to be passable, please use caution in these areas:
- Sections of trails still covered by high water
- Areas with fallen tree limbs
- Areas with potentially dangerous debris
- Slippery silt that obscures the trails making them temporarily unsafe to use

While we are eager for our communities to regain use of the Bayou Greenway trails, the post-flood cleanup and full use of all bayou greenways will take us several weeks. As we assess areas and have updates, we will share them with you.

We thank you for your patience.

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A nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing access to quality parks and greenspace for all people, Houston Parks Board creates, improves, protects and advocates for parkland in the Greater Houston region. Since 1976, the organization has utilized public-private partnerships and its extensive philanthropic, government and community relationships to improve parks large and small. Houston Parks Board is currently leading the transformational $220 million Bayou Greenways 2020 project to create a 150-mile network of connected parks and trails along Houston’s major waterways. For more information, visit www.houstonparksboard.org.

Bayou Greenways 2020 is one of the most ambitious parks projects in the U.S. By transforming more than 3,000 acres of underutilized land along Houston’s major waterways, Bayou Greenways 2020 will create a 150-mile network of connected parks and trails. The $220 million project will connect people, places and greenspace while enhancing air and water quality, preserving flood-prone areas and stimulating economic development in Houston.

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) stewards and manages over 37,851 acres of parkland and greenspace for the City of Houston and develops and implements recreational programming for citizens of all abilities. For more information on the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, call (832) 395-7022 or visit www.houstonparks.org.

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