Halls Bayou begins in northwest Houston, flowing 17 miles southeast, before converging with Greens Bayou near Brock Park. Originally known as the “south fork of Greens Bayou,” it was renamed in the 1880s, apparently for Archibald S. Hall, who owned land along the bayou.
Through Bayou Greenways, Houston Parks Board and its project partners are transforming Halls Bayou into Halls Bayou Greenway, a ribbon of greenspace and hike-and-bike trails connecting surrounding communities to parks, nature, and one another. Parks found along the way include Keith-Wiess Park, Mary Withers Park, Tidwell Park, Lake Forest Park, and Brock Park. There’s plenty to do and see along Halls Bayou Greenway.
Various wildlife call Halls 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 start exploring? View the interactive map of Halls Bayou Greenway here.
HALLS BAYOU GREENWAY PROJECTS
In August 2017, Houston Parks Board finished construction on a new segment of Halls Bayou Greenway from Brock Park to Banting Street. Features include a boardwalk over wetlands through a palmetto forest, educational signage, and a gateway entrance at Brock Park.
See photos below of completed project.
Pine Needle Gateway at Brock Park along Halls Bayou Greenway
Halls Bayou Greenway Wetland Boardwalk
Banting Street to Tidwell Road
In August 2017, construction began on a new segment of Halls Bayou Greenway. The greenway picks up at Banting Street and heads west along the south for three miles to Tidwell. Features include directional and educational signage, trash and recycling bins, benches, landscaping, and ornamental design features.
Additionally, neighborhood trail connections along this stretch are planned for Forest View Street, Forest Dale Street, Hillis Street, Arvin Street, Snowden Street, Mosswood Drive, and Tidwell Road.
Construction is estimated to be complete in the summer of 2019.
See picture below of construction for the Talton Street Hike and Bike Bridge.
DESIGN AND PLANNING:
Segments of Halls Bayou Greenway from Tidwell to Wayside and from Wayside to Bretshire/Hirsh to Jensen are awaiting final design approvals from Harris County Flood Control District and Union Pacific Railroad.