Parks & Trails

Quality and accessible greenspace is vital to the health and wellbeing of residents, wildlife, and communities. Precinct 4 oversees a system of 54 parks, 65 miles of park trails, and 8 community centers. Planning the future of parks and trails is a vital component of our work to make sure each resident in Precinct 4 has access to high-quality greenspaces. This area of our work includes park master plans, trail planning, and partnerships with local governments to improve access, connectivity, recreation, environmental resilience, and biodiversity. 

Bayland Park Master Plan

Located on Bissonnet Street, the Bayland Park planning project will create a master plan for improvements in the existing Harris County Precinct 4 park. The master plan will provide recommendations for creating an inclusive park with improved facilities, programming, and connectivity to better serve the active and passive recreational and open space needs of the community.   


Harris County Precinct 4 Healthy Parks Plan

A 14-month effort starting in September 2023 that is a precinct-wide parks and trails plan focused on creating healthier and more equitable parks and greenspace system for residents of Precinct 4. This includes creating connectivity between parks, passive greenspace, and neighborhoods that will be supported by precinct-wide public engagement and data analysis to make for more equitable park access, enhance environmental vulnerability of communities adjacent to parks, improve physical and mental health with parks and greenspace, and leverage parks to improve socioeconomic outcomes.   

Burnett Bayland Park Master Plan

Harris County Precinct 4 and Commissioner Lesley Briones has begun the Burnett Bayland Park Master Plan. The Master Plan will transform Burnett Bayland Park into an iconic experience for all to enjoy. It is a collaborative community initiative, and the project team wants to hear your ideas for the future of the park. 

The Master Plan process will include the voices and input from key stakeholders and the surrounding community. There will be stakeholder meetings, community workshops, presentations to area groups and organizations, informal touchpoints and a survey. This is scheduled to take place from summer 2023 through Spring 2024.