Parks

There are nearly 20 existing parks throughout the Greens Bayou Corridor, and more are planned for the future. In fact, several projects are unfolding to facilitate GBCC’s goal of further developing the recreational opportunities along the bayou.

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  1. Working with the National Park Service The Coalition has developed a Parks & Trails Master Plan for the entire 45-mile corridor. Reach committees are tasked with developing partnerships and securing funding for park development.
  2. With a $97,000 grant from Texas Parks & Wildlife The Coalition partnered with Greenspoint District to construct Ida Gaye Gardens. The park is designed to support healthy senior lifestyles and includes walking trails, herb and vegetable community gardens and exercise equipment. It opened in spring 2011.
  3. With a $98,000 grant from Texas Parks & Wildlife and funding from Greenspoint District, Drake Park will begin construction in 2015.
  4. In the South Reach, a partnership with Houston Parks Board has led to the development of Thomas Bell Foster Park, a 6.5 acre site devoted to kayak and canoe enthusiasts. Guided kayaking trips are offered on weekends through Bayou City Adventures.

Here is a list of the parks located throughout the Greens Bayou Corridor:

West Reach

Weiser Air Park
21904 Northwest Freeway
Cypress, TX 77429
281-469-8227

A small airport off US 290 between Huffmeister and Telge

www.weiserairpark.com

North Reach

Keith-Weiss Park
12300 Aldine-Westfield
Houston, TX 77093

A 500-acre park, including a 112-acre stormwater detention basin, surrounded by more than seven miles of trails


Thomas R. Wussow Park
500 Greens Road
Houston, TX 77060
Reservations: 832-484-9622

On the banks of Greens Bayou, this 11-acre park includes ball fields, a playground, a water spray ground, hike-and-bike trails and public pavilions, which can be reserved for special events.

http://www.greenspoint.org/ExportedSite/Community/GreenspointParks.htm


CityView Park
16822 CityView Place
Houston, TX 77060
832-484-9622

This 2.5-acre park on Greens Bayou features a pavilion, gardens, a trellis, a seat wall for rest and shade, and tables and benches.

http://www.greenspoint.org/ExportedSite/Community/GreenspointParks.htm


Buckboard Park
70 Buckboard Drive
Houston, TX 77060

Opened in 2009, this five-acre park was created through a partnership between Greenspoint Redevelopment Authority and the Greenspoint District. It includes tile mosaic sidewalk inlays, a giant 40-foot-long and 5-foot-tall mosaic caterpillar play structure and numerous metal sculptures, all designed by local artists.


Bill Crowley Park
5700 Lauder Road
Houston, TX 77039
Reservations 713-440-1587

This 30-acre Harris County park features three baseball fields, a basketball pavilion, a half-mile jogging trail, picnic tables and playground areas.

http://www.co.harris.tx.us/Comm_Lee/park_listings.htm


Pep Mueller
14750 Henry Road
Houston, TX 77060
Reservations 713-440-1587

Four baseball fields, a basketball pavilion, a playground and a community building are included in this 13-acre Harris County park.

http://www.co.harris.tx.us/Comm_Lee/park_listings.htm


Ida Gaye Gardens
16135 W. Hardy
Houston, TX 77060
Corner of Langwick and W. Hardy

Ida Gaye Gardens is a 3.2 acre park designed to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle in senior citizens and Greenspoint residents and employees. The park features lush landscaping, walking trails, benches and a pond.

East Reach

Jasper “Smokey” Frank Park
13400 River Trail Drive
Houston, TX 77050
713-865-4500

This City of Houston park features three baseball fields, tennis courts and a multipurpose field.


J.D. Trotter Park
7809 E. Little York at N. Wayside
Houston, TX 77016
713-865-4500

Set along Greens Bayou, this City of Houston park features multiple baseball fields.


Edmonds Park
6400 Hamblen
Houston, TX 77396

This City of Houston park is located southeast of the intersection of US 59 and Beltway 8. Set along Greens Bayou, the park offers 2.9 acres of undeveloped green space dotted with mature trees.


Lakewood Park
8811 Feland
Houston, TX 77028
713-636-8217

More than nine acres with a lighted sports field, playground, basketball pavilion and a short hike-and-bike trail are included in this City of Houston Park. A community center is available for event rentals.

http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/cc-lakewood.html


Lake Forest Park
9200 Mesa
Houston, TX 77078

This City of Houston park offers more than nine acres surrounding a man-made lake. Facilities include playgrounds and walking trails.


E. Tidwell Park
9720 Spaulding
Houston, TX 77016
713-636-8221

A community center for event rentals, plus an indoor gym and meeting rooms are available at this City of Houston park, which offers more than 84 acres of recreation, including a playground, lighted tennis courts, swimming pool, basketball pavilion and a lighted sports field.


Lindsay Lyons Park and Sports Complex
2310 Atascocita Road
Humble, Texas 77396
281-353-4196

This 136-acre Harris County sports complex features numerous fields for baseball, softball, football and soccer. Additional facilities include a barbecue pavilion, two playgrounds (including one all-inclusive playground and restroom facility for children of all physical abilities), picnic tables, barbecue grills, a paved walking trail and a sensory garden for the sight-impaired.

http://www.hcp4.net/parks/index.htm


Sheldon Park Sports Complex
8815 Pineland Road
Houston, TX 77044
Reservations 713-440-1587

Four baseball fields, a basketball court and two multi-purpose fields are among the sports facilities at this 15-acre Harris County park.


Scenic Woods Park
7449 Lakewood
Houston, TX 77016

This five-acre City of Houston park features a lighted sports field, tennis courts, a playground, a paved walking trail and picnic facilities.


Gleason Park
7200 Gleason
Houston, TX 77016
713-865-4500

Close to 3.5 acres of green space are available at this City of Houston park.

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