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

A master plan to reposition Bayland Park into a regional park destination in Southwest Houston. The master plan is a 9-month effort commencing in the Fall of 2023 that will create a community-driven vision for Bayland Park. 

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

A park master plan and connectivity assessment to re-imagine the park into a regional destination in Southwest Houston. The park master plan is a 9-month effort commencing in September 2023 that will create a new vision for Burnett Bayland Park and driven by a multilingual public engagement effort in the County’s most diverse neighborhood. This includes recommendations to expand the park’s footprint, increase detention capacity, improve access and parking, create programming for families, improve safety, and enhance natural infrastructure and biodiversity.  


Alief Linear Forest

An effort to shade and cool one of the hottest neighborhoods in Harris County with an investment in $2M to expand the tree canopy. Precinct 4 secured funding through Harris County’s allocation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars to make investments in Alief focused on deterring criminal activity by improving the built environment.