Memorial Park Conservancy

Buffalo Bayou Access at Woodway opens to the public Thursday, December 24th - Hours:   November to March, 7am - Dusk; April to October, 7am - 7pm

The Woodway Outfall Project is a partnership between the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD), the Uptown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ), and the Memorial Park Conservancy (MPC). The initial scope of the project upgraded the existing outfall infrastructure and provided necessary erosion control for the area. The secondary purpose was to establish a public access point to the Buffalo Bayou Paddle Trail.

The Uptown TIRZ, in partnership with HPARD and MPC, will fund the work needed to open this area to the public, including parking, guardrails, and signage. The area has been fenced for public safety during the planning and design of these improvements; the construction fencing will be removed upon completion of the project and the area will be reopened to the public.

These improvements will provide near-term public access to the bayou until implementation of the broader amenities proposed by the long-range Memorial Park Master Plan, approved by the Houston City Council on April 1st, 2015.   For a link to the Master Plan and to see the proposed future improvements for this area of the park, visit:


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