THIRD ANNUAL BAYOU GREENWAY DAY SET FOR APRIL 29
ALONG BRAYS BAYOU GREENWAY
Houston Parks Board hosts free, family festival to celebrate city-wide Bayou Greenways 2020 Project
WHAT: Come out and play on your Bayou Greenway!
Join Houston Parks Board for its third annual Bayou Greenway Day, a free outdoor festival on the bayou for the whole family. Experience the beauty of Brays Bayou Greenway while enjoying free activities in MacGregor Park. Bayou Greenway Day is a celebration of Houston’s parks, trails and bayou greenways. One of the most ambitious parks projects in the country, Bayou Greenways 2020 is creating a 150-mile network of connected parks and trails along Houston’s major waterways. The Bayou Greenways connect Houstonians to parks and greenspaces – and one another. All are invited to this event presented by Noble Energy.
During the festival, families can enjoy their bayou by walking, biking, running, strolling, playing and even paddling along Brays Bayou Greenway. Event programming provided by nonprofits, neighborhood organizations and local businesses will include an obstacle course, kayaking, face painting, a guided children’s bike ride, music, food trucks and much more. Visit www.bayougreenwayday.org for event updates
Bayou Greenway Day 2017 is a project of Houston Parks Board in collaboration with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department.
WHERE: MacGregor Park at Brays Bayou Greenway
5225 Calhoun Road.
WHEN: Saturday, April 29
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rain or shine.
WHO: Event co-chairs: Carter Stern, Chris Porter, Cullen Geiselman, and Roxanne Almaraz, board members of Houston Parks Board
PARKING: Attendees are encouraged to bicycle, walk or take public transportation to the event in keeping with the spirit of the Bayou Greenways. Parking will be extremely limited. Please be respectful of the surrounding neighborhoods.
METRO Instructions: METRO Bus route #29 (Cullen / Hirsch) serves MacGregor Park. METRO Rail Purple Line includes a stop at MacGregor Park / Martin Luther King, Jr. To plan your trip, use METRO's route and trip planning information at www.ridemetro.org, on the METRO T.R.I.P. app., or call METRO at 713-635-4000.
ABOUT: A nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing access to quality parks and greenspace for all people, Houston Parks Board creates, improves, protects and advocates for parkland in the Greater Houston region. Since 1976, the organization has utilized public-private partnerships and its extensive philanthropic, government and community relationships to improve parks large and small. Houston Parks Board is currently leading the transformational $220 million Bayou Greenways 2020 project to complete a city-wide vision of a 150-mile network of connected parks and trails along Houston’s major waterways. For more information, visit www.houstonparksboard.org.
Bayou Greenways 2020 is one of the most ambitious parks projects in the U.S. By transforming more than 3,000 acres of underutilized land along Houston’s major waterways into public, accessible greenspace, Bayou Greenways 2020 will create a 150‐mile network of connected parks and trails. The $220 million project will connect people, places and greenspace while enhancing air and water quality, preserving flood prone areas and stimulating economic development in Houston.
In 2012, thanks in part to the “Parks By You!” campaign, Houston voters overwhelmingly approved a bond proposal that set aside $100 million for Bayou Greenways 2020. Houston Parks Board is raising a matching $120 million and managing acquisition, design and construction of the Bayou Greenways.
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) stewards and manages over 37,859 acres of parkland and greenspace for the City of Houston and develops and implements recreational programming for citizens of all abilities. For more information on the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, call (832) 395-7022 or visit www.houstontx.gov/parks.