Brown Foundation Plaza

  • Posted by East End District

Located at 2801 Harrisburg Boulevard, and built with funding from The Brown Foundation, the plaza is one piece in a network of green links to East End hike and bike trails, parks, and new 6-to 10-foot wide sidewalks along Harrisburg Boulevard for the East End Light Rail, and connecting to downtown venues.  The newly dedicated plaza is a resting stop on Harrisburg for pedestrians and cyclists, and is part of a $1.5 million project of new sidewalks and trails constructed by Harris County Precinct 2 in 2014, an important partner in the management district’s mobility plan for improved access and connectivity in the transit-dependent East End.

Pedestrians and cyclists will find art-inspired amenities including a bike rack and bench at the plaza. Brick pavers that were once part of the Harrisburg Boulevard road bed in the early 20th century have been re-purposed for the plaza’s walkway. A drinking fountain, pedestrian-level lighting, and Texas-hardy landscaping are also featured, and a Community Trees grant from the Houston-Galveston Area Council provided the trees that shade the seating wall.