Project Brays Features

Project Brays Features

Rediscovering the Beauty

Project Brays has proudly taken advantage of opportunities to transform flood damage reduction projects into beautiful, multi-use parks and landscapes where space was available and in cooperation with federal, state and local partners.


Arthur Storey Park

Arthur Storey Park seamlessly blends functionality with aesthetics. Together, the Harris County Flood Control District and Harris County Precinct 3 have turned this 210-acre detention basin into a charming neighborhood park, featuring amenities such as picnic pavilions, gazebos, walking trails, playgrounds, and more!

Arthur Storey Park has now become the benchmark for future Flood Control District flood damage reduction projects and demonstrates how working together can better serve Harris County.

In the event of heavy rainfall, the Arthur Storey Park Stormwater Detention Basin can hold approximately­ 1.15 billion gallons of stormwater, reducing the risk of flood damage for thousands of residents and businesses along Brays Bayou.

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Brays Bayou Marsh

The Brays Bayou Marsh is approximately 3.5 acres of wetland that simultaneously provides a habitat for native plants and wildlife. In the event of heavy rainfall, this freshwater tidal marsh has been modified to catch stormwater runoff and improve water quality by removing pollutants when entering the main channel.

During construction, the Harris County Flood Control District took this opportunity to educate local students on the importance of wetlands in their community. Joining forces with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Sea Grant, these students were able to restore the bayou and aid in conserving wetland scenery by fostering native plants until they were stable enough to be transplanted to the Brays Bayou Marsh.

Since its completion in 2006, the community and project partners continue to plant new vegetation as an ongoing effort to preserve the habitat. The Brays Bayou Marsh has now become part of a pilot project for all future wetland areas in Harris County.

Download the Brays Bayou Marsh at Mason Park Layout

Willow Waterhole

With the help of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Project Brays was able to transform this detention basin into a beautiful recreational park for the community through the Willow Waterhole Greenway Project.

Willow Waterhole is one of four stormwater detention basins designed by Project Brays and can hold approximately 600 million gallons of stormwater. When not being used for flood damage control, these 279 acres of greenspace offer amenities such as walking and biking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and more.

Thanks to the dedication and commitment of community leaders and organizations, such as the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy, the Willow Waterhole Greenway Project was able to come to fruition. It is partnerships like this that set new standards, demonstrating how working together can better benefit the communities they serve.

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