Vince Bayou Greenway Project

VB Nov 21 - 2

Overview


Between November 2020 and May 2021, Pasadena Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) funded a planning study to investigate a hike and bike trail along Vince Bayou from Pasadena's Memorial Park to Strawberry Park. The City of Pasadena, particularly the Planning and Parks and Recreation Departments, were partners in the study, and Houston Parks Board served as the project manager.

This trail was identified in multiple plans and studies, including the Pasadena Healthy Parks Plan and the Pasadena Livable Centers Study, demonstrating that a trail along Vince Bayou would create a safe connection for pedestrians and cyclists between parks, homes, schools, and businesses in the area. It would also connect the existing Strawberry Trail, a 3-mile concrete trail that runs along Vince Bayou from Strawberry Park south to Burke Crenshaw Park.

Trails are known to bring safety, connectivity, health, and economic benefits to an area and as such Pasadena Economic Development Corporation is excited to be able to provide funding and support to this important project.  

 Three virtual community meetings and an in-person pop-up event at the City of Pasadena's Memorial Park were held to gather community input for the study, identify and connect other key locations along the trail route, and build a database of future community trail stewards.

 Upon completing the study, PEDC decided to fund the first phase of design and land acquisition of the proposed trail project. After the first design phase is complete and an analysis of community input is conducted, there will be an examination of feasibility to determine which portions of the trail can move forward through design and construction.

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Printable map of route


   

Steering Committee Members

  • Pasadena ISD
  • Houston-Galveston Area Council
  • Pasadena-Health Center
  • Harris County Public Health
  • MD Anderson/Pasadena Vibrant Community
  • Community Members
  • Pasadena Economic Development Corporation and Board
  • Neighborhood Network
  • Harris County Precinct 2
  • Harris County Transit
  • Food Town
  • City of Pasadena Parks and Recreation Department
  • City of Pasadena Planning Department
  • City of Pasadena Public Works
  • City of Pasadena Council Members
  • City of Pasadena Police Department

The committee meets regularly prior to any community meeting that is scheduled to provide guidance, support and advice to the project partners.  

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Previous Vince Bayou Greenway Study Community Meetings

February 11, 2021 Community Meeting

On Thursday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m., a virtual community meeting was hosted by the City of Pasadena, Pasadena Parks and Recreation Department, Pasadena Economic Development Corporation and Houston Parks Board. The purpose of the meeting was to inform the public about this study and gather input. 

  • To view a recording of the meeting, click here.
  • To view a recording of the meeting in Spanish, click here.
  • To view a PDF of the presentation, click here.

April 7, 2021 Community Meeting

On Wednesday, April 7, at 6:00 p.m., a second virtual community meeting was hosted by the study partners to provide an update on the study and show what the partners learned from the community during outreach efforts.

  • To view a recording of the meeting, click here.
  • To view a recording of the meeting in Spanish, click here.
  • To view a PDF of the presentation, click here.

Upcoming Vince Bayou Greenway Project Meetings

 Save the Date!

The first community meeting for the project phase is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 from 6:00 to 7:00pm. The Vince Bayou Greenway Community Meeting will be offered on Zoom and in-person at the Peter C Fogo Recreation Center.

 Zoom registration: Zoom Link 

 RSVP for the in-person meeting: RSVP here