Sims Bayou Greenway Trail Opens


On June 6, 2017, the newest segment of the Bayou Greenways 2020 project was opened to the public at a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the Windsor Village United Methodist Church. The Sims Bayou Greenway Trail is a nearly 2-mile section between Hillcroft Avenue and Heatherbrook Drive, and the first Bayou Greenways 2020 trail to be opened on Sims Bayou.

In attendance were City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, State Representative Alma Allen, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Houston City Council Members Larry Green and David Robinson, and Harris County Flood Control Director of Operations Matt Zeve. During the ceremony, it was mentioned that $150 million has been spent over the last 20 years on Sims Bayou and that the bayou has stayed within its banks during all the recent flood events.

The new trail runs along the south side of Sims Bayou and will allow connectivity to Harris County’s future Blue Ridge Park. In addition to the trail, Trees for Houston has planted 1000 trees along the bayou, creating a beautiful new recreation and transportation alternative.