White Oak, Buffalo Bayou to become new home of new art mural dedicated to migratory birds
"Confluence" is currently being developed near UH-DowntownHOUSTON – A new mural is being installed at two of Houston’s bayous near the University of Houston-Downtown dedicated to the migratory birds of Houston’s major waterways. The mural, titled “Confluence,” is being developed by Jane Kim, co-founder of Ink Dwell studio and commissioned by Houston Parks Board and in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership. It tells a story about birds and how they seasonally change color to attract mates, explained a news release. Measured at about 223 feet in length, the mural’s background will serve as a map of Houston’s bayous. AdThe mural began development this month and is set to complete between four to six weeks, the release said.
Fire shuts down pedestrian bridge at White Oak Bayou until further notice
HOUSTON A mid-morning grass fire at White Oak Bayou may have caused some damage to a pedestrian bridge, according to the Houston Parks Board. The fire started just after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the MKT/Heights Hike-and-Bike Trail Bridge crossing near Studemont Street, authorities said. In the video, the flames appear to be impacting the bridge, but it is unclear if there was actually any damage to the structure. However, according to the Houston Parks Board, the bridge will be shut down until further notice as the work to inspect and ensure the integrity of the structure. You can check the Houston Parks Board Twitter or website for the most up-to-date information.
How Houstons Bayou Trails Are Designed To Flood Houston Public Media
As the Bayou Greenways network continues to expand, the Houston Parks Board says its building trails and fixtures with the knowlege that theyll go underwater at some point. One example of designing with resiliency in mind is Houstons Bayou Greenways, a growing network of bike and pedestrian trails that run alongside the citys waterways. The trails are basically designed to go underwater, according to Trent Rondot, the Houston Parks Boards Conservation and Maintenance Director. But on a regular day, what kind of effort does it take to maintain the Bayou Greenways? That way you can see immediately adjacent to the trail.The Bayou Greenways system is expected to be completed next year, giving Houstons walkers and cyclists about 150 miles of trails.houstonpublicmedia.org