The Houston Parks Board announced Tuesday that it will begin construction of the San Jacinto Bayou Greenway along the West Fork of the San Jacinto. Construction will start “sometime in January.”
“The new 3-mile Bayou Greenway segment will run from Woodland Hills Drive to Ross Road,” said Lisa Kasianowitz of the Parks Board.
The San Jacinto Greenway project will include:
- New off-street trails as well as use of existing residential streets for the trail system
- Trail connection for Kingwood residents at Woodland Hills Drive to access the greenway trails
- Parking for greenway users within the former Riverview Townhomes Community
- Planting of native trees, meadows and wildflowers
- Benches and seating areas
- Interpretive and directional signage
- Trash cans and recycling containers
Work Schedule, Precautions
Construction work will take place Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. “Crews may work on Saturdays to make up for any weather delays,” said Kasianowitz. “We expect to minimize potential disruptions. But some noise and dust are associated with this project. So we appreciate the community’s patience.”
Construction should conclude in late 2021 to early 2022. The Parks Board urges residents to remain cautious around construction, intersections, and connecting streets. The Board also requests the public not to enter areas surrounded by orange construction fencing.
After construction, the Houston Parks Board will implement its Conservation and Maintenance program. That includes:
- Weekday visits from their Conservation and Maintenance team
- Weekly trash pickup
- Bi-weekly mowing of grass along the trail
- Upkeep of the trail and amenities
- And any necessary flood cleanup within the greenway.
In the future, San Jacinto Bayou Greenway will connect into and through Harris County Precinct Four’s Edgewater Park, which is in development. It will also connect to Precinct 4’s Spring Creek and Cypress Creek trail systems.
San Jacinto Bayou Greenway is part of a citywide initiative called Bayou Greenways 2020. For this project, the Houston Parks Board has partnered with the City of Houston, Houston Parks and Recreation, and Harris County Flood Control District.
The Parks Board’s Bayou Greenways 2020 initiative will create a continuous park system along Houston’s major waterways. The program will transform more than 3,000 underutilized acres along the bayous into linear parks. It will also connect 150 miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Posted by Bob Rehak on 1/6/2021
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