Starting in northwest Harris County, White Oak Bayou travels Southeast to the historic Allen’s Landing downtown where it joins Buffalo Bayou.
With over 17 miles of public greenspace and hike-and-bike trails within city limits, White Oak Bayou will include Watonga Parkway Park (home to one of Houston’s largest bat roosts), T.C. Jester Park, Stude Park, White Oak Park, and Hogg Park. In 2018, a hike-and-bike trail connecting White Oak and Buffalo Bayou at the foot of University of Houston-Downtown was completed as part of the “Houston Regional Bike/Ped Connections to Transit” project, funded by the US Department of Transportation. The trail connects Houstonians to the downtown area, transit centers, and recreational spaces. The White Oak Bayou Greenway trail also intersects with the Houston Heights Hike and Bike Trail three times, passing through the historic Heights and Woodland Heights communities.