Partnerships boost work on Cypress Creek Greenway

Future plans for the Cypress Creek Greenway could involve creating a paddling trail from Bud Hadfield Park in 2017. Future plans for the Cypress Creek Greenway could involve creating a paddling trail from Bud Hadfield Park in 2017.[/caption]

What we reported The Cypress Creek Flood Control Coalition is working on a greenway project along the creek that will eventually stretch 40 miles from Hwy. 290 in Cypress eastbound to where Cypress Creek joins Spring Creek. The project involves partnerships with Harris County as well as a number of utility districts and other organizations.


The latest Work progressed in 2016 on several park projects connected to the greenway, including the Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve near Hwy. 249. The coalition also got approval in 2016 from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to move forward with the creation of the Cypress Creek paddling trail, which would start at Bud Hadfield Park and go to Hwy. 59.


What’s next The paddling trail is expected to be completed and open in 2017. Meanwhile, work will continue on the Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, which will also open sometime this spring. The greenway coalition is also working with entities to develop more general connectivity in the area, including plans to extend an existing trail at Cypresswood Drive to Matzke Park.


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By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.