Greens Bayou Greenway opens in Bayou Greenways 2020 initiative

By Megan Kennedy - Digital News Editor

Greens Bayou Greenway is open to the public as of Thursday, following a ribbon cutting at the bayou. It is the first to be revamped in the Bayou Greenways 2020 iniative.

HOUSTON - Greens Bayou Greenway is open to the public as of Thursday, following a ribbon-cutting at the bayou.

It is the first to be revamped in the Bayou Greenways 2020 initiative. The bayou greenway now touts a 2-mile concrete hike and bike trail segment with two new hike-and-bike bridges, new landscaping, preserved open space and neighborhood connections.  

Greens Bayou is the first of nine that will be getting a makeover, as part of an initiative that the Houston Parks Board says is "one of the most ambitious parks projects in the country."

The project has a $220 million budget and aims to complete a 150-mile network of connected parks and trails along Houston's major waterways, according to a release from the organization. 

For more information about the project, click here.

VIDEO: Officials discuss Greens Bayou Greenway opening

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