As part of the city-wide Bayou Greenways project, the city has broken ground on a new park on White Oak Bayou at MKT Bridge, between 700 and 800 North Durham. The new green space is part of a seven year plan to create 1,500 acres of parklands and trails along the city’s bayous. In addition to MKT Bridge site, the plan will put new parkland on Brays, Sims, Hunting, Hall, Greens, and Buffalo bayous, as well as Cypress Creek and Clear Creek. The project is financed by a $100 million bond referendum, as well as $115 million raised by the Houston Parks Board, with additional contributions from local philanthropic organizations. Four additional projects will break ground along White Oak Bayou within the next year, extending the trail from Hollister Road to Buffalo Bayou in downtown. Bayou Greenways is part of mayer Anise Parker’s plan to “put the bayou back in Bayou City.” The new parkland will be an welcome addition to the Heights bike and jogging trails and provide residents of an increasingly populated area much-needed space to chill out and get away from the big city hustle and bustle.
New Greenspace Along White Oak Bayou