The section of bayou-hugging greenway trail running between Durham St. and Stude Park is getting the official OK tomorrow morning from Harris County Flood Control District and the Houston Parks Board. The photo above is of the pedestrian bridge across White Oak near Durham St. that previously supplanted the area’s “Bridge of Death” route; the segment opening tomorrow runs from that same bridge east along the bayou to the Studemont St. non-pedestrian bridge. The organizers are hoping would-be trail fans will use some means other than car to get to the ceremony location (off Studemont just north of I-10); if you have to drive, however, the invitation says you might be able to get a parking space across the freeway north of Target.
Further east along the White Oak trail, here’s an updated view of how that link into Near Northside by the Leonel Castillo Community Center is coming along (taken in mid-November, once again from the same spot as that glitzed-up flood photo that made an appearance in Air New Zealand’s recent in-flight feature on Texas):
A bit further south, a reader snapped a photo following some of the recent tree-clearing as crews prepare to link the whole White-Oak-Heights system to the Buffalo Bayou trails, along the Buffalo banks beneath University of Houston Downtown at the Main St. bridge:
The parks folks also released a few sneak peeks this morning at the 1.6-mile segment of new Brays Bayou trail tracing from the University of Houston central campus in Third Ward southwest toward Gragg Park. The route (currently decked out in fertilizer-blue) should be wrapped up some time in early 2017:
- Ribbon Cutting on White Oak Bayou Greenway [Houston Parks Board]
- Previously on Swamplot: Bike Trail Now Creeping Down Toward White Oak Bayou Greenway from Near Northside; Now Open: A ‘Bridge of Death’-Free Hike and Bike Route from the Heights to Cottage Grove and Timbergrove; Here Comes More Greenway Mileage for White Oak Bayou; Off-Trailing with Houston’s Northwest Bike Path Pioneers
Photos: Houston Parks Board (White Oak, Leonel Castillo, and Brays Bayou trail work), Kia Ora (magazine spread), Christine Wilson (Work at UH Downtown)