Fondren Diversion Channel

This trail provides critical open space and recreational opportunities for an area of extremely high need. This trail runs parallel and just to the east of Fondren Road. An asphalt trail exists from S. Braeswood to Willowbend and becomes a grass foot path to the proposed terminus south of W Airport. The trail provides direct access to Fondren Middle School as well as the Brays Bayou system, the Willow Waterhole Bayou Trail, and the Kinder Trail. The 2.5-mile route is in close proximity to a large concentration of residents in apartments along Fondren Road. An interlocal agreement between HCFCD and the Brays Oaks Management District will be essential for the development of the proposed trail system.

Key Attributes

Length: 2.5 miles
Start Point: S Braeswood Ave.
End Point: South of W Airport Dr.
Trail Width: 10 feet
Ownership: Varies
Easements: HCFCD
Current Use: Mowed, dirt trail
Bike Plan: Long-Term Off-Street
Parks Master Plan: Very High Need Area

Destinations

Stein Family Park
Plant It Forward Farms
Milne Elementary School
Fondren Middle School
Elrod Elementary School
Tinsley Elementary School

Morris Frank Library
Westbury Christian Athletic Complex

W Bellfort Ave/Fondren Rd Shopping

Challenges

Trail crossings at Willowbend, W Bellfort, and W Airport will
need crosswalk, signage, and other improvements to improve
pedestrian/bicycle safety.

Other Information

The trail was recently enhanced with the planting of native trees on the paved trail and the grassy footpath.
• The District has also identified a 3.81 acre parcel along West Airport as potential park
development. This green space could be easily accessed from the proposed trail.
• BOMD Master Park Plan (2013) has estimated the cost of this trail as $1,320,000. BOMD will contribute $150,000.

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