sims-bayou-groundbreakingExciting news! The Houston Parks Board has begun construction on a new 1.8-mile segment of Sims Bayou Greenway. The project picks up where an existing hike-and-bike trail leaves off, at Heatherbrook Dr. and extends west to Hillcroft Ave.

To celebrate the start of construction, Council Member Green, the Houston Parks Board, and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department hosted a groundbreaking event on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at the Windsor United Methodist Church, 6000 Heatherbrook Dr.

Upon completion, this first segment of Sims Bayou Greenway will give the public and nearby communities unprecedented access to greenspace along the bayou via 1.8 miles of 10-foot wide hike-and-bike trails. A notable feature of this new greenway will be a trailhead, which will include parking, signage and seating at the future Blue Ridge County Park, as well as new tree plantings.

Construction of this segment of Sims Bayou Greenway will be completed mid-2017. Residents should be mindful of the active construction site along the bayou where construction vehicles will be entering and exiting, and residents/the public should not enter areas with orange construction fencing.

Sims Bayou Greenway is part of a larger project called Bayou Greenways 2020, which is being led by the Houston Park Board. Bayou Greenways 2020 will create a continuous parks system along Houston’s major waterways, transform more than 3,000 underutilized acres along the bayous into linear parks and connect 150 miles of hike-and-bike trails. It’s a great time for District K residents to purchase new bicycles and walking shoes. See you all on the trails soon.