White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail

A section of the White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail near Oak Forest has reopened after work to repair a sinkhole, which can be seen in this photo from July. (Photo by Adam Zuvanich)

A 600-yard stretch of the White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail near the Oak Forest neighborhood, which had been closed for repairs since early July, reopened last Saturday, according to a spokesperson for the Houston Parks Board.

Work was completed last Saturday afternoon to fix a sinkhole that had developed under the part of the hike-and-bike trail that is immediately north of White Oak Bayou, just east of West T.C. Jester Boulevard. Trent Rondot, the conservation and maintenance director for the parks board, said in a July statement that the sinkhole was related to a storm sewer pipe that runs underneath the trail and empties into the bayou.

The part of the trail that had been closed stretched from the northwest corner of East T.C. Jester Boulevard and West 34th Street to the west side of West T.C. Jester, crossing underneath West T.C. Jester about halfway in between.

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