Memorial Park Land Bridge in Houston, TX, is the next major project of the Memorial Park Master Plan, and is among the set of accelerated projects made possible by the Ten-Year Plan. This transformative, nearly 100-acre project will reunite the north and south sides of the Park by creating a land bridge over Memorial Drive to establish a dynamic new community space and enhance recreation opportunities for Park users.
As this 70-million-dollar project is nearing its completion, we have watched it grow from the ground up during the last two years. It is not only a wonderful addition to the Houston area but also a testament to how concrete can be used to develop sustainable infrastructure.
The land bridge plays a key role in Memorial Park’s Prairie Restoration project. The goal of this program is to re-introduce endangered native Gulf Coast prairie and additional wetlands to areas north and south of Memorial Drive. A new network of trails will provide safe crossing for people and wildlife. Both prairie and wetlands serve important habitat and stormwater management functions and are a key part of the Park’s ecological restoration to ensure resiliency.