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Greens Bayou Greenway

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Greens Bayou

Greens Bayou Greenway

Greens Bayou begins in northwest Houston and meanders southeast until it reaches Buffalo Bayou at the Houston Ship Channel. Along its journey, Greens Bayou passes a diverse range of communities and neighborhood parks, including Thomas R. Wussow Park, City View Park, Brock Park, Maxey Park and Thomas Bell Foster Park.

Through Bayou Greenways 2020, Houston Parks Board and its project partners are transforming Greens Bayou into Greens Bayou Greenway.

Greens Bayou Greenway will offer a ribbon of greenspace and hike-and-bike-trails within the city limits, connecting the parks, neighborhoods and people along the way like never before. There's plenty to do and see along the way. Click here to discover super places along Greens Bayou Greenway.

Various wildlife call Greens Bayou home. Take a stroll along the bayou and you’ll likely spot turtles, toads, Great Blue Herons, Channel Catfish and even bats.

Ready to explore? Click here to see an interactive map of Greens Bayou Greenway.


Project Updates

Under Construction

Updated 1/18
Greens Bayou Greenway from I45 to Greens Parkway

On January 25, 2018, we celebrated the groundbreaking of Greens Bayou Greenway. The new greenway will feature a 2-mile paved trail, botanical themed design elements, pedestrian bridges, landscaping and more. Click here for more information.

Updated 6/5/18

Strickland Park to Maxey Park

Construction is beginning on a new Greens Bayou Greenway project to connect Strickland Park to Maxey Park. In addition to the 10-foot wide concrete hike-and-bike trail, notable new features are improvements to Maxey Park and Strickland Park, a connection into the nearby METRO Park and Ride and a mid-block crossing on Woodforest Boulevard.

Improvements to Strickland Park include seven new parking spaces, signage, a kayak launch and seating area, as well as a unique bobcat-themed gateway at the trail entrance to the park.

Improvements to Maxey Park include a new seating area, signage, additional trees and a unique eagle-themed gateway at the trail entrance to the park from the parking lot.

The project is estimated to be complete in winter 2019.

Planning and Design

Updated 7/17
Lower Greens Bayou Greenway

Segments of Lower Greens Bayou Greenway are under design.