Connecting Houstonians with a Ribbon through the Woods
Our mission at Clark Condon has always been to have an impact where we live.
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 both Greens Bayou and Halls Bayou.
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. From design through construction, all parties ensured the project minimized disturbance and protected this valuable landscape.
A largely unstructured bayou system, Halls Bayou stretches approximately 16 miles north to the northeast side of Houston and represents a unique open space set within a metropolitan city. The proposed greenway is 6 miles in length and connects to existing trails, creating a continuous greenway stretching 12 miles. Along its length, the Halls Bayou Greenway connects a number of neighborhoods, schools, community centers, churches, and commercial areas. Halls Bayou is a major attraction for the local community and provides recreational opportunities for local residents, as well as citizens of the greater Houston area.