Road, trail connecting Memorial Park and Brazos River Park opens in Sugar Land

Several Sugar Land City Council members participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the road and trail on May 27. (Courtesy city of Sugar Land)
Several Sugar Land City Council members participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the road and trail on May 27. (Courtesy city of Sugar Land)

Several Sugar Land City Council members participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the road and trail on May 27. (Courtesy city of Sugar Land)

Brazos River Park Connector Road and Trail, which links Sugar Land's Memorial Park and Brazos River Park, opened for through traffic in late May, according to the city of Sugar Land.

The city held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the mile-long, two-lane road and accompanying trail on May 27.

The $2.3 million project provides continuous access to 420 acres of park land along the Brazos River and 9.5 miles of trails. Funding for the project came from the 2013 city parks bond.



“The new connection between Sugar Land Memorial Park and Brazos River Park creates a lot more outdoor opportunities with greater accessibility for Sugar Land residents and visitors,” Parks and Recreation Director Joe Chesser said in a press release.


In the release, the city said the project includes more that 150 native hardwood trees—some of which were donated by nonprofit Keep Sugar Land Beautiful and the Eason-Joseph family—as well as irrigation, lighting and wildflower seeding.
By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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