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View the flood control plan, a $70M series of wet-bottom detention lakes, and Greenspace in a 280-acre park in Southwest Houston.
 
 What is the WWGC?
 What is the Willow Waterhole Greenway Project?
 What will the park be called?
 When will the park be ready to visit?
 Where is the park located?
 How do I get there?
 Where do I park my car?
 When will the entire park be completed?
 What will there be to do at the park?
 What environmental considerations will be taken for the park?
 What is the total cost of the park?
 What organizations are a part of this project?
 What is Project Brays?
 Who is HCFCD and what role do they play?
 Who is HPARD and what role do they play?
 Who is TPWD and what role do they play?
 How can I stay informed of the project?
 

What is the WWGC?
The WWGC is a group of dedicated volunteers striving to further develop the unexcavated areas of the Willow Waterhole Stormwater Detention facility. It works closely with the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) and with the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) to do thing in behalf of the park that neither organization can do. See About Us.

 

What is the Willow Waterhole Greenway Project?
The Willow Waterhole Greenway Project is part of Project Brays and is intended to provide stormwater protection for surrounding and upstream residents and businesses and also to increase protection for The Texas Medical Center. It is also intended to provide a dual use facility – stormwater detention, and additional greenspace, habitat restoration, educational opportunities, and recreational amenities.
 

What will the park be called?
Willow Waterhole Park
 

When will the park be ready to visit?
You can visit the park now.
 

Where is the park located?
Roughly between Chimney Rock and South Post Oak near South Main (highway 90A).
 

How do I get there?
Directions from 610 West:
  South on 610 West to South Post Oak
  Right on South Willow (before HWY 90) to Ricecrest.
 

Where do I park my car?
Because the park is still in the early stages of development no official parking space has been created.  We do not have a date for when this will change.

In the mean time, please park along one of the streets adjacent to the park.  The best option is probably Ricecrest.  Also, there are businesses nearby like The Gathering Place at South Willow and Ricecrest that have vacant lots during off hours and weekends.
 


When will the entire park be completed?
Excavation for storm water detention ponds is expected to be completed in 2015 or later depending on federal reimbursement schedules to the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD).  The park will always be in a state of continuous improvement.
 

What will there be to do at the park?
Currently: walking trails, gazebo's, bird watching, picnicking, etc.
Future: we look forward to offering many more passive recreation items at the park as it develops.
 

What environmental considerations will be taken for the park?
There are many.  The land is being evaluated for native plant species and preservation steps are being taken where possible.  New trees will be planted when construction is completed.  The park will be designed to be a passive recreation space so no greenspace will be overused or damaged.  The water and park space will attract wildlife to the area.  Dilapidated buildings are being removed and replaced with the park.  Trash will be picked up on a regular basis.
 

What is the total cost of the park?
This is an ongoing process.  A final figure is to be determined.
 

What organizations are a part of this project?
WWGC, HCFCD, HPARD, TPWD
 

What is Project Brays?
Project Brays (also known as the Brays Bayou Flood Damage Reduction Project), is a cooperative effort between the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Designed to benefit thousands of residents and businesses by reducing the risk of flood damage, Project Brays is the largest, most extensive projects ever to be managed by the HCFCD. See their website at www.projectbrays.org.
 

Who is HCFCD and what role do they play?
Harris County Flood Control District.  They are constructing the wet bottom detention basics and park space.
 

Who is HPARD and what role do they play?
Houston Parks and Recreation Department.  They will be responsible for development, operation, and maintenance of the park, along with the WWGC.
 

Who is the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and what role do they play?
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  They are helping with funding.
 

How can I stay informed of the project?
There are several ways that information about Willow Waterhole can be obtained:
 
  • Visit the Web site for new information www.wwgc.org.
  • Go to the Contact Us page and request to be added to the WWGC mailing list to receive regular e-updates and information on upcoming meetings, construction, project progress, etc.
  • Request a presentation from WWGC.
  • Utilize the online form and addresses on the Contact Us page to request information or to ask questions.
  • Attend public meetings or open houses in your area, which are listed in the community calendar.
 
 
 
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