Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

 

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center recently announced the newly-designed Ravine Trail is now open to the public. The Ravine, part of the Arboretum’s Master Plan, boasts a true riparian ecosystem with elevation changes not typically seen in the Houston area. Flooding, erosion, washout and other disturbances, closed access to the Ravine and its trail system for three years while the Arboretum and several partners worked diligently to develop solutions.

The landscape now boasts two new bridges spanning the Ravine to allow the flow of flood waters; a winding switchback concrete trail provides ADA accessibility to the north bridge and expansive views across the Ravine. The updated area also has a boardwalk system which brings visitors into the heart of the Ravine and native plantings.

“We are ecstatic to see the re-opening of the Ravine and to invite the community to enjoy its beauty once again,” says Debbie Markey, executive director. The Arboretum is located at 4501 Woodway Dr. For more information visit houstonarboretum.org or call 713-681-4833.

The Houston Arboretum’s new Ravine and trail system are now open to the public, located in the northwest corner of the 155-acre urban nature sanctuary   photo credit: Christina Spade photos

The Houston Arboretum’s new Ravine and trail system are now open to the public, located in the northwest corner of the 155-acre urban nature sanctuary
photo credit: Christina Spade photos