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Greens Bayou

One of the largest waterways in Houston, Greens Bayou stretches from Highway 249 in northwest Houston, west in the vicinity of Beltway 8 and then turning south past Interstate 10 as it makes its way towards its confluence with Buffalo Bayou. With more than 500,000 residents in the Greens Bayou watershed, it is an important ecosystem as the bayou largely serves as the demarcation between the City of Houston and surrounding communities.

Clark Condon, in collaboration with the City of Houston and the Houston Parks Board, identified ways to improve connectivity to public facilities, residential neighborhoods and park land, greatly expanding connections in the region. This study elicited the development of a system of trails within a linear park including paved running/biking trails, secondary informal nature trails and paddling trails, bridges at key points for access, bank stabilization critical to pathway development, increased forest cover and restoration of understory and prairie ecosystems.