PARKS & RECREATION
Turning Energy Into Adrenaline
Put away the remote. Hang up the smartphone. Put on your golfing, tennis, biking, walking, jogging, or rollerblading gear. Fun and invigorating activities beckon just a stone’s throw from your door.
With over 50 miles and 26,000 abundant acres of recreational parks and trails, it’s easy for residents to maintain an active, happy, and healthy lifestyle. Safe routes for cycling, jogging, hiking, rollerblading, or just plain strolling are all adjacent to neighborhoods and businesses in and around The Energy Corridor. The Addicks and Barker Reservoirs include George Bush Park, Bear Creek Park, and Cullen Park. The heart of the Energy Corridor is Terry Hershey Park, which winds right through the Corridor connecting neighborhoods and businesses along eleven miles of trails.
Where People Connect
The Energy Corridor parks are home to many increasingly popular and meaningful events such as Trash Bash held at Upper Buffalo Bayou in Terry Hershey Park. This once a year event sees thousands of volunteers gather along the Texas waterways to do their part in cleaning up the environment and participate in the largest statewide event created to educate the public about the importance of our water resources.
The Terry Hershey Addition of the BPA Bayou Adventure Race consists of a 5K run along Langham creek, A 3K canoe race where boaters paddle down Buffalo Bayou, and finally a mountain bike race for 10K to 15K around the Ant Hills dirt trails of Terry Hershey Park. The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising cycling ride organized by the National MS Society, Lone Star. The largest event of its kind in North America, the ride is a 180-mile journey from Houston to Austin consisting of a main starting point at Tully Stadium in the Corridor.
It Sure Beats Therapy
We are the place where you can get away from it all without going away. With Houston’s temperate, semi-tropical climate, any outdoor activity can be enjoyed year-round. We believe adrenaline-causing energy is contagious and irresistible. People in the Energy Corridor District find it only normal to discover renewable energy every day, right in their own energized neighborhood.