As part of Bayou Greenways 2020, a $220 million public-private effort to distribute parkland equitably to neighborhoods throughout Houston, Clark Condon worked with the Houston Parks Board on Segment 4 of the Greens Bayou Trail. The project began with a study to identify ways to improve connectivity to public facilities, residential neighborhoods and parkland, greatly expanding connections in the region. The 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, a bridge for access, increased forest cover and restoration of understory ecosystems.
This portion of the Greens Bayou Trail established connectivity between the north and south sides of Halls Bayou via a 460-linear foot bridge. The 8’-wide concrete trail connects to the bridge and winds through a mature forest. There’s also a strategically-located kayak launch to provide a safe accessible path to the water. From design through construction, all parties ensured the project minimized disturbance and protected this valuable landscape.
This project has received recognition from the Houston-Galveston Area Council.
|CLIENT:||The Houston Parks Board|
|SERVICES:||Design through CA|
|HIGHLIGHTS:||Improved Connectivity to Public Facilities, Residential Areas and Park Land. Linear Park. Paved Running + Biking Trails. Paddling Trails. Nature Trails. Bank Stabilization. Critical Support of Ecosystems.|