Are you ready, Agent? Visit all three of Houston Parks Board’s Agents of Discovery missions and discover nature nearby! We currently have missions live on Upper Greens Bayou, Sylvester Turner Park in Acres Homes, and Columbia Tap Trail in Third Ward. Download the FREE app onto your smart device, select a mission near you on the app, and walk along the mission’s trail to unlock and complete challenges along the way.
Please follow all local health advisories and CDC social distancing guidelines when completing these missions.
Tackle the Greens Bayou Summer Challenge by visiting Upper Greens Bayou Greenway in July or August. Beginning just south of the Rockstar Energy Bike Park, 12257 Kuykendahl Rd Houston, TX 77067, this mission brings you across the new bridge over Greens Bayou and challenges you to think like the birds, seeds, and trees you see along the way. Enjoy more of the greenway by taking public transportation or even cycling on the trail from the south or east! METRO route 85 has a stop at Greens Rd and Ella Blvd at an entrance to the Greens Bayou Greenway just 1 mile south of the mission. Click Explore Parks and visit the Bayou Greenways Map on our website to identify your cycling route.
The mission in Sylvester Turner Park is part of the Healthy Outdoor Communities initiative. The mission is called Healthy Outdoor Communities – Acres Homes and begins in the south parking lot of Sylvester Turner Park, 2800 W Little York Rd, Houston, TX 77091. The mission brings you around the southern part of the park and through the wooded portion to learn more about the cooling effects of trees in urban areas, the history of the neighborhood and park, and Healthy Outdoor Communities. METRO 3 route runs along W Little York Drive and the DuBoise Rd stop, #7730 and #8314, will drop riders right at the park. Unlock the secret giveaway once you’ve completed the mission!
The mission along the Columbia Tap Trail is also part of the Healthy Outdoor Communities initiative. The mission is called Healthy Outdoor Communities – Third Ward and begins at the corner of Blodgett and Sauer St. Players will explore Columbia Tap Trail and a mural by a local artist. Along the Columbia Tap Trail, you’ll explore the secrets of local wildlife and plants while learning more about Healthy Outdoor Communities. Street parking is available nearby, and players are encouraged to take public transit or cycle along the trail to get to the mission. METRO route 25 services Blodgett Street with nearby stops #11483 and #11484. Unlock the secret giveaway once you’ve completed the mission!