Hill at Sims Trails





Precinct One’s investment in the Hill at Sims starts the first phase of improvements to transform the more than 100-acre regional detention basin into easily accessible parkland. An initial programming study of the Hill at Sims site, also funded and led by Precinct One, includes community input gathered during a public meeting in November 2019. The project team, led by the Houston Parks Board, also attended multiple public meetings hosted by civic organizations to gather feedback from community members about their priorities for the future park. See the below links to view the study and corresponding materials:

The Initial Improvements Phase, which soon will enter the design process, focuses on creating primary site connections that can be expanded in future phases. Improvements include:

•    A 10-foot-wide concrete shared use path around the basin and on the property frontage at Scott Street.
•    Other park amenities like 4-foot-wide nature paths, parking/gateways, water access, and improved pedestrian crossing at Scott Street.
•    A pedestrian/bicycle bridge across Sims Bayou connecting to Sims Bayou Greenway and Margaret Jenkins Park.


On Thursday, August 5 at 6:30 pm, the community is invited to join a virtual community meeting to hear your input from the March 2021 Community Meeting is reflected in the planned design for transforming the Hill at Sims into a Precinct One park!

Register here for the August 5th Community Meeting

On Wednesday, March 31 at 6 pm, the community was invited to join a virtual community meeting to hear updates on the planning study and discuss the initial improvements to gather public input. A recording of the meeting can be watched below: 

The presentation slides can be viewed here.



Full size Project Map

Aerial view of Hill at Sims 

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The Hill at Sims Trails will be located on the site of a stormwater detention basin and adjacent land along Sims Bayou and Scott Street in southern Harris County. Precinct One and the Houston Parks Board are currently designing a system of pedestrian trails for the site. This greenspace could serve a dual purpose that both protects homes and businesses during severe weather, and provides access to safe, healthy recreational opportunities for everyone to enjoy. 


  • An additional network of pedestrian trails would help provide families with nearby access to miles of recreational opportunities and outdoor activities.
  • Trails would also help to better connect the community to the Sims Bayou greenway and expand access to active transportation
  • Additional trails on Sims Bayou can contribute to a greener, more resilient community.




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