Houston Parks Board celebrates Bayou Greenways 2020 project with free, family festival presented by Noble Energy
WHAT: Join in on the family fun on your Bayou Greenway!
Houston Parks Board invites you to its fifth annual Bayou Greenway Day, a free outdoor festival at Mason Park for a day of fun with family and friends. Experience the beauty of Brays Bayou Greenway while enjoying free activities in Mason Park – the site of the recently completed Mason Park Pedestrian Bridge.
Bayou Greenway Day is a celebration of Houston’s parks, trails, and your Bayou Greenways. The annual event provides families with an opportunity to enjoy greenspace as they walk, bike, run, stroll, play and picnic along Brays Bayou. Event festivities will be provided by Houston nonprofits, neighborhood organizations and local businesses. In 2018, Bayou Greenway Day brought together over 4,000 Houstonians to Tidwell Park at Halls Bayou.
One of the most ambitious parks projects in the country, Bayou Greenways 2020 is completing a 150-mile network of connected parks and trails along Houston’s major waterways. Bayou Greenways 2020 connects Houstonians to parks and greenspaces – and to one another. All are invited to this family-friendly event sponsored by Noble Energy. Visit www.bayougreenwayday.org or follow us on Facebook or Instagram for event updates.
Bayou Greenway Day 2019 is an event of Houston Parks Board in collaboration with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department.
WHERE: Mason Park along Brays Bayou Greenway
541 South 75th Street
Houston, TX 77023
WHEN: Saturday, April 6
5k Fun Walk/Run: 9:00 a.m.
Event Festivities: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WHO: Event co-chairs: Dina Alsowayel and Laura Spanjian
PARKING: Attendees are encouraged to bicycle, walk or take public transportation to the event in keeping with the spirit of the Bayou Greenways. Free offsite parking with shuttles will quickly take participants to the event site. Please be respectful of the surrounding neighborhoods.
Walk or bike: Surrounding neighborhoods are encouraged to walk or bike to the event along the Brays Bayou Greenway trail: http://arcg.is/1CX48P
METRO Instructions: METRO Bus route #076 (Evergreen) serves Mason Park. 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.
ADMISSION: FREE – Register here: http://bit.ly/BayouGreenwayDay19
ABOUT: A nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing access to quality parks and greenspace in the Greater Houston region, Houston Parks Board creates, improves, protects and advocates for parks for everyone. 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 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 linear parks, Bayou Greenways 2020 will complete 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.
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) stewards and manages over 37,851 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.houstonparks.org.