Soon, runners, walkers and cyclists will have new and upgraded trails on which to enjoy nature and the bayou. The Texas Department of Transportation and City of Houston continue construction on the Sandy Reed Memorial Trail between Waugh and Sabine. We are happy to report that this work has not discouraged trail users, who are navigating the detours quite well. Runners and trail users should use the trails on the north side of the bayou until construction along Allen Parkway is complete in Spring 2013.
This year, Buffalo Bayou Partnership will also start construction on a series of five-footwide asphalt footpaths closer to the bayou banks. This network of trails will provide visitors safer options to enjoy nature and stroll leisurely through the park.
New drinking fountains and benches will be conveniently located along the new trails, and park users will have access to other amenities, including restrooms and bike rental facilities.
Yellow lines indicate planned footpaths; red lines indicate upgraded hike and bike trails.