The non-profit Houston Parks Board has completed a 5.1-mile hike-and-bike trail and greenway on Brays Bayou’s banks, partly along northern sections of the International Management District.

The project connects Art Storey Park at Bellaire Boulevard and the Sam Houston Tollway to Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Park at Eldridge Parkway and Westpark Tollway, passing along Mike Driscoll Park in between.

Mayor Sylvester Turner and other dignitaries will celebrate the completion of the segment starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11203 Oakcenter Drive, near the intersection of Bellaire Boulevard and Boone Road. The event will include free food and refreshments and a chance to ride bikes on the trail with the celebrants. Register online at .

The trail runs through a greenway that includes benches, bayou pathway maps, trash cans and recycling containers.

The Parks Board plans to complete in 2024 a greenway extension from Art Storey Park east/southeast to Braeburn Glen Park, where it will connect to hike-and-bike paths that continue eastward to the Texas Medical Center, Hermann Park, the University of Houston and beyond.

Red dot shows celebration site (click image to zoom)