Sims Bayou Greenway

Texas

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Sims Bayou Greenway Facts

States: Texas
Counties: Harris
Length: 6.9 miles
Trail end points: Galveston Rd. near Wyne St. and Hillcroft Ave. and W. Orem Dr.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9937819
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Sims Bayou Greenway Description

The Sims Bayou Greenway, sometimes referred to as the Sims Bayou Hike and Bike Trail, is a developing trail through the neighborhoods of southern Houston, connecting residents with parks and recreational amenities, as well as opportunities to enjoy nature. Currently, 7 miles of the trail are open in a few disconnected segments, but plans are in the works to connect and expand those sections. The project is part of Bayou Greenways 2020, an initiative spearheaded by the Houston Parks Board, which aims to have 150 miles of greenway trails in Houston by the year 2020.

The eastern end of the greenway begins at Galveston Road near the confluence of Sims Bayou and Berry Bayou. From there, the paved path travels along the south side of Sims Bayou through Glenbrook Park and along its golf course before ending near I-45. The trail picks up again on the other side of the interstate, this time following the north side of the bayou to Reveille Park, which offers picnic tables, a public pool, and a put-in spot for canoes and kayaks.

A large gap lies between this segment and the next, which starts at the intersection of Airport Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, across from Sims Bayou Park. Heading west, this section spans 2 miles, nestled in the grassy expanse between the south bank of Sims Bayou and Airport Boulevard. Frequent tree buffers keep the experience pleasant as the trail winds through quiet residential areas with the occasional business dotting the route. It ends across the street from Woodson Middle School.

After another large gap, a short section of trail is open in Townwood Park on the Buffalo Speedway. The popular park offers a community center, pool, and playground. After another gap, the final stretch of trail runs between Heatherbrook Drive and Hillcroft Avenue.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available in the parks along the trail (from east to west):

  • Glenbrook Park (8205 Bayou Dr.)

  • Reveille Park (7700 Oak Vista St.)

  • Sims Bayou Park (10400 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.)

  • Townwood Park (3402 Simsbrook Dr.)

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