Texas PWC awards $98,280 to develop Jack Drake Park on Greens Bayou

HOUSTON – Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition has been awarded a grant by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission for improvements to Jack Drake Park in the Greenspoint District.

The Coalition will receive $98,280 for improvements to the park, including a new 0.4-mile trail, signs, parking, benches and a bike rack. In all, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved $5.25 million in federal grants for 38 recreational trail projects across the state. Eighty-two project proposals were submitted requesting more than $13 million in funding assistance.

Jack Drake Park (formerly Bradfield Park) is located on Bradfield Road in Greenspoint. Recently, the park was officially named in honor of the District’s former president who served as president from the District’s founding in 1991 until his retirement in December 2012.