Terry Hershey Park

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Terry Hershey Park
Terry Hershey Panorama.jpg
A panoramic photo of Terry Hershey Park near Eldridge Road. The Buffalo Bayou is behind the trees at left.
Type Public park (country park), bicycle trail
Location Houston, Texas
Coordinates 29°46′01″N 95°37′08″W / 29.767078°N 95.618906°W / 29.767078; -95.618906Coordinates: 29°46′01″N 95°37′08″W / 29.767078°N 95.618906°W / 29.767078; -95.618906
Area 500 acres (200 ha)[1]
Created 1989 (1989)[2]
Operated by Harris County (Precinct Three, Commissioner Steve Radack)
Website Terry Hershey Park at the Harris County Precinct Three website
terryhersheypark.org

Terry Hershey Park is a city park that runs parallel to a roughly 6 mile (9.65 kilometer) western stretch of the Buffalo Bayou in Houston, Texas, United States. The park is named after Terry Hershey, a conservationist who campaigned to keep the banks of Buffalo Bayou from being paved.[3] The park hosts a network of walking and biking trails that run along the bayou from State Highway 6 to the Sam Houston Tollway. The park is a popular destination for residents living in the neighborhoods along the park, local city bikers and Geocachers.

Bike trails[edit]

A bike trail along the bayou.

The park maintains a network of both paved asphalt paths and dirt biking trails along the bayou. The paved walkways are located in the cleared stretch of the park, free of trees, and are about 10 feet in width. The dirt trails, however, cut through the densely grown forest growing along the bayou, are designed for bikes only (therefore ranging in width) and are not easily accessible.

The park promotes its signature bike trails, the "Anthills", on its website.

A branchoff bayou in the park.

Neighborhoods along the park[edit]

Neighborhoods are listed from east to west.

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