Projects & Studies

Terry Hershey Park Emergency Repair Project

The banks of Buffalo Bayou in Terry Hershey Park experienced severe erosion during major floods of 2016 followed by a 3-month release of stormwater from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs. These conditions led to over a dozen locations on the north side of Buffalo Bayou being deemed public safety hazards. The Harris County Flood Control District began construction in September 2016 to address these damages.

After several months of work along the north side of Buffalo Bayou between Beltway 8 and Kirkwood, the Flood Control District is pleased to announce that slope repairs were completed in July 2017. Additionally, the portion of Terry Hershey Park east of Wilcrest that was closed for construction has reopened to the public.

Harris County Precinct 3 is now completing repairs to park trails and improvements west of Wilcrest, which they expect to finish by the end of July 2017. Once this work is finished, project signage will be removed to indicate that the remainder of the park has reopened. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding while this final work is underway.