The City of Pasadena's Parks and Recreation Department and the Pasadena Economic Development Corp has initiated a planning study to investigate a hike and bike trail along Vince Bayou from Memorial Park to Strawberry Park. A future greenway trail along Vince Bayou in Pasadena has been identified in multiple plans and studies including the recently completed Pasadena Healthy Parks Plan and the Pasadena Livable Centers Study.
An approximately 3-mile trail along Vince Bayou would create safe pedestrian and bicyclist connections between parks, homes, schools and businesses in the area. It would also build on the existing Strawberry Trail, a 3-mile concrete trail that runs along Vince Bayou from Strawberry Park south to Burke Crenshaw Park.
The City of Pasadena, particularly the Planning and Parks and Recreation Departments, are partners in the study as the trail will increase safe access to parks. The Parks and Recreation Department maintains the existing Strawberry Trail and is expected to maintain this Vince Bayou Greenway as well.
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.
On Thursday, March 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.