As part of the Bayou Greenways 2020 project, construction of a trail along Sims Bayou from Old Galveston Road to Deeda Drive in the Park Place neighborhood, will soon be underway. This segment of trail, expected to be completed in about a year, will give the public access to greenspace along the bayou and 1.3 miles of new hike-and-bike trails.
Also on this timeline for construction is a new trail further east along Sims Bayou within Milby Park which will provide connections to the futsal court and two parking lots. As part of a second phase of the project, a 1.2-mile trail segment from Milby Park along Old Galveston Road is currently being designed.
In addition to the trail, amenities along the greenway will include landscaping with native plants, benches, trash cans and recycling bins. Houston Parks Board will be responsible for maintenance of the completed greenway.
This latest project is just one part of the larger Sims Bayou Greenway, which will stretch nearly 20 miles when completed. The trails will offer walkers and cyclists new connections to neighborhood parks, schools and community centers and opportunities for recreation along the bayou.
Sims Bayou is just one of nine bayous being transformed through Bayou Greenways 2020. A public-private partnership between the nonprofit Houston Parks Board, the City of Houston and the Houston Parks Department, the ambitious parks project aims to connect people, places and greenspaces by creating a 150-mile network of parks and trails along Houston’s major waterways.