Project History Sims Bayou

Project HistorySims Bayou

COMPLETED

Updated 01/15/20

Sims Bayou Greenway from MLK to Scott

In January 2017, Houston Parks Board replaced an asphalt trail from Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. to Scott St. as part of Houston Parks Board's Bayou Greenways Maintenance efforts. The trail was brought up to the Houston Parks Board’s 10-foot wide concrete standard. Following the completion of the project, amenities such as benches, trash cans and recycling bins were added along the new trail.


Sims Bayou Greenway from Hillcroft to Heatherbrook

On June 8, 2017, Houston Parks Board – along with Mayor Turner, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, and others – celebrated the opening of a new 1.8-mile hike-and-bike trail which extends from Heatherbrook Drive to Hillcroft Avenue, creating new greenspace and linear parkland for the surrounding communities. In addition to the new trail, additional improvements included: a trailhead at a scenic Harris County Flood Control District detention basin within Blue Ridge County Park; 1,000 new tree plantings from Trees for Houston along the trail portion within the county park; native wildflowers; benches; and trash cans and recycling bins.


Sims Bayou Greenway from Stuart Park to Reveille

In May 2019, US Army Corps of Engineers completed construction on a new 0.65-mile segment of Sims Bayou Greenway. The 10-foot wide concrete hike-and-bike trail begins at Robert C. Stuart Park, a nature preserve, and continues along Sims Bayou until just east of Reveille Street. As part of this project, a trail connection into Stuart Park was included.


Sims Bayou Greenway from Heatherbrook to Buffalo Speedway

On June 8, 2019, the Houston Parks Board hosted a grand opening of a new 2.6-mile segment of Sims Bayou Greenway starting at Heatherbrook Drive extending east to Buffalo Speedway along the north side of the bayou. Features along this greenway include connections into adjacent neighborhoods, directional and educational signage, trash and recycling bins, benches, ornamental design features, landscaping and more.


Sims Bayou Greenway from Deeda Drive to Milby Park

In August 2019, Houston Parks Board completed construction and officially opened a new 2.5-mile segment of Sims Bayou Greenway. The 10 foot-wide concrete hike-and-bike trail begins at Deeda Drive, just east of I-45, continues alongside the Houston Botanic Garden property, connects into Glenbrook Park, and continues alongside Sims Bayou until it reaches Old Galveston Road. At Old Galveston Road, the trail continues north to Central Street where it ultimately connects to Milby Park. As part of this project, a new hike-and-bike bridge was built along with amenities such as directional signage, trash and recycling bins, benches and landscaping.

 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Updated 01/15/20

Sims Bayou Greenway Trailhead at MLK and Airport

Construction is in progress on a new park and trailhead along Sims Bayou Greenway at the northeast corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Airport Boulevard.

The new trailhead is being built on land purchased by Houston Parks Board, and funding for design and construction was secured through a partnership with the Gulfgate Redevelopment Authority/TIRZ 8.

Improvements to this greenspace and surrounding intersection include: a small, concrete parking lot with solar lighting; seating areas, picnic tables; trash cans and recycling bins; signage; secondary trails within the park space; native plantings; and widened paver crosswalks and gateways on both sides of MLK.

The project started in August 2019 and is expected completion of construction is spring 2020. 


Sims Bayou Greenway Amenities Installation between MLK and Scott

Construction will begin at the end of January 2020 to install new amenities along Sims Bayou Greenway between Martin Luther King Boulevard and Scott Street.

Notable new features of this greenway include: planting native trees and establishing prairie zones; additional seating areas with benches; trash cans and recycling containers; and directional signage.

This work is expected to begin at the end of January and conclude in May 2020.

 

PLANNING AND DESIGN

Updated 01/15/20

Sims Bayou Greenway from Buffalo Speedway to Scott Street

Design for a new 10-foot wide hike-and-bike trail along Sims Bayou from Buffalo Speedway to Scott Street is currently in final permitting.


Sims Bayou Greenway from MLK to FM Law Park

Houston Parks Board is beginning the design of a new 10-foot wide hike-and-bike trail from Martin Luther King Boulevard to FM Law Park.


Sims Bayou Greenway from FM Law Park to Stuart Park

Design for a new 10-foot wide hike-and-bike trail along Sims Bayou from FM Law Park to Stuart Park is currently in final permitting.


Sims Bayou Greenway from Reveille Street to Reveille Park

Design for a new 10-foot wide hike-and-bike trail along Sims Bayou from east of Reveille Street to Reveille Park is currently in final permitting. A trail connection into Reville Park, Reveille Street/Westover Street, Telephone Road and Bellfort Avenue are included in this project. A funding partner for this project is the Gulfgate Redevelopment Authority/TIRZ 8.


Sims Bayou Greenway from Glenbrook Park to I-45

Design for a new 10-foot wide hike-and-bike trail along Sims Bayou from Glenbrook Park to I-45 is currently in final permitting.