August 2022
Where Community & Partners Intersect
What's New on the Bayou?
Greens Bayou Coalition partnered with North Houston District to restore a portion of the trail system along Greens Bayou this August by way of a sizeable grant from Halliburton. Check out the story from Colleen Gilbert, Executive Director of GBC.
Melissa Sowell, Community Relations Manager at Halliburton, and Colleen Gilligan Gilbert, Executive Director with Greens Bayou Coalition, had the opportunity to go out with Bart Baker, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, and Asdrubal "Dru" Gutierrez, Field Services Director, of North Houston District to see some of the restoration firsthand.
Last October GBC was thrilled to receive a sizeable grant from Halliburton designated for use on parks & trails and programs in the North/West Reach of the Greens Bayou Watershed. We've been applying some of the funding towards bayou cleanups and tree plantings and have reserved a portion for our Kayaking for Kids program. But we wanted to use a sizeable chunk of the funding for parks and/or trails in the area. We were excited when the North Houston District reached out to us regarding a project. Areas of well-used Hike & Bike trails along either side of the Greens Bayou, roughly between Knobcrest Drive and Hardy Toll Road, had been destroyed as Harris County Flood Control District completed work on construction of Glen Forest Storm Water Detention Basin and its related outfalls. This costly repair project has been on the North Houston District to-do list for some time and was the perfect place to invest Halliburton dollars.

Community Engagement
Kickball with Cops
Tracy Harrison, North Houston District’s Vice President of Public Safety, hosted a community kickball game with officers from Houston Police Department’s Greater Houston Police Activities League on Friday, July 15, 2022, at Wussow Park. Members of the community joined in a few friendly games and then enjoyed free snow cones, snacks, and great conversation. North Houston District sponsored the event, along with Villa Serena Communities, Harris County Sheriff's Office and Green House International Church.
Back to School
The North Houston District partnered with Houston Police Department North Belt Division, Green House International Church and Villa Serena Communities to provide backpacks stuffed with back-to-school supplies on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
We wish all our families, teachers and administrators from Aldine ISD, Spring ISD, Lone Star College, area private schools and beyond a healthy, happy and successful school year!
Save the Dates
Back to School Jam
Join North Houston Skate Park on Saturday, August 27, 2022, for the final Summer Series event at Dylan Park. Bring the whole family for free family fun featuring games, prizes, water activities music and food. For information, please follow @northhoustonsk8park on Instagram.
Houston Food Bank
Community Meeting
Please join the Houston Food Bank for a community meeting about expansion to their new facility at TX-249 and Ella from 11:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Green House International Church. The address is 200 W Greens Rd, Houston, Texas 77067.

Expandiendo el trabajo del Houston Food Bank. For information, please contact
Ice Cream Social
& North Houston Market
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Rockstar Energy Bike Park
12257 Kuykendahl Road, Houston, Texas 77067

Free ice cream social to kick off the new farmers market, occurring every Saturday.
Skate Jam
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
North Houston Skate Park
12351 Kuykendahl Road, Houston, Texas 77067

Skate contests, prizes, food and music.

National Night Out

Please join us from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at Thomas R. Wussow Park for the North Houston District’s National Night Out Celebration.
National Night Out is a national community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships. Families can expect raffle prizes including gaming systems and TVs, a free petting zoo, face painting, games, food, music, dancing, giveaways and famous characters!
Please follow us on social media for event updates, visit for information and email Tracy Harrison with questions at
A safe place is a thriving space, which is why North Houston District allocates a quarter of its budget towards public safety partnerships and programs. We’re committed to making the District an area where safety and security intersect.
Construction Updates
Benmar Construction Update
Benmar Drive is a prominent thoroughfare in the Northeast Quadrant of the North Houston District, and the intersection of Benmar Drive and Greenspoint Drive serves a hub of dining and retail options near CityNorth. There is just one problem – the corner is tight. It’s so tight that METRO buses and delivery trucks have a hard time making the turn, and it’s resulted in broken curbs with muddy ruts.
The District, in coordination with TIRZ 11, City of Houston, METRO and several other partnering agencies, devised a plan to widen the intersection. It took acquiring a sliver of private property and then turning it over to City of Houston as right-of-way. Now that the paperwork is done, construction bids are underway. Travelers should expect to see a construction zone over the next few months. Once completed, the corner at Benmar and Greenspoint will be widened, crosswalks repaired, and the intersection revived. Please stay tuned and follow us on social media for updates.

Greens Road Project Continues
Since October 2020, the City of Houston has been working on a sewer infrastructure project that runs along Greens Road, causing traffic in the area.

According to Houston Public Works, construction near Tom Wussow Park is complete. Progress has slowed but is ongoing. Once the sewer project is complete, enhanced pedestrian crosswalks are planned at Greens Road and Imperial Valley.

Please visit the the project website for updates and stay safe! 
Hot Off the Press & en Español!
The Summer 2022 edition of Quadrants has arrived! In this edition, we feature Sally Bradford, a valued community partner who has been bridging art and infrastructure in our area for more than 40 years! Sally serves as the Executive Director of N. Houston Redevelopment Corp, or TIRZ 11. She has made a profound and lasting impact on our region.

PLUS, get the buzz on the Biscayne at CityView buyout and meet the man who keeps our District clean and green.

Quadrants is a quarterly newsletter published by the North Houston District to share news, events and updates impacting the businesses and residents in our area.
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