The has announced a $10 million pledge from the of in support of its project.
The public-private project will create a system of parks and trails along Houston’s major bayous, adding fifteen hundred acres of park space in the city and providing eighty miles of connected all-weather hike and bike trails along nine of the bayous in the city limits . As an added benefit, Bayou Greenways will work to make parks in the city more accessible to many Houstonians, with a focus on those living in neighborhoods that have consistently been “under-parked.”
The $220 million project is being funded by $100 million in city bonds approved by Houston voters in 2012 and $120 million in private funds being raised by the Houston Parks Board.
“As a member of the Houston Parks Board, I have a special appreciation for the quality of the planning that has gone into the Bayou Greenways project, and for the return on investment that the Houston Parks Board is achieving in bringing its plans to life," said HPB director Mindy Hildebrand. "We absolutely must continue to add parks across the city if we are going to keep improving our quality of life to ensure that Houston becomes an even better place to live and work for a very long time to come.”