The City of Pearland has plenty of sidewalks and trails available for walking, jogging, or biking. These sidewalks and trails are designed to ensure that residents can travel throughout the community.
- 10.12.16 - In an effort to enhance the Nature Trail near the Sports Complex at Shadow Creek Ranch, the City’s Parks & Recreation Department installed an observation tower that elevates a low section of the trail previously inaccessible during heavy rainfall. Located at 1801 Kingsley Drive near the Sports Complex at Shadow Creek Ranch, the observation deck is 12 feet above the ground. The spacious deck is the perfect location for residents to enjoy the stunning 360-degree view of a wetland environment and all of its inhabitants. If you enjoy birding, photography, or walking along the trail, the observation deck is now available to enhance your experience. Read more.
- 10.12.16 - The way has been cleared for work to start on Green Tee Terrace Trail, with Pearland City Council's approval of a $477,000 contract for design work of the recreational trail. The project will extend an approximately 8,000-feet-long, 10-feet-wide hike and bike trail along the Clear Creek Corridor from Broadway through Province Village to Clear Creek then over the creek to Hughes Road. The trail plan includes benches, bike racks, trail signage, trash receptacles, water fountains, shade structures and a pedestrian bridge over Clear Creek. Read more.
- 3.15.16 - The Trails at John Hargrove Environmental Complex opened in March 2016. The trail is a 7,000 LF of 8 ft. wide ADA compliant decomposed granite trails around both ponds which are accessible to those with various degrees of mobility, including those with disabilities. The concrete sidewalks connect to existing sidewalks along Harkey and Magnolia Roads. Eleven new parking spaces were added at the Stella Roberts Recycling Center to accomodate trail users. A Trail head with entry signage and a drinking fountain were also added. The project includes interpretive signage, benches, bike racks and trash receptacles.
Multi-modal transportation system
Supporting the needs of pedestrians and bicyclists is a central component to the City of Pearland's movement toward a multi-modal transportation system. Momentum continues to grow in the state for developing pedestrian and bicycle facilities, which offer the city an opportunity to develop a comprehensive program and policy for supporting pedestrian and bicycle travel modes.
The Trail Master Plan is intended to create a continuous, safety-oriented system of sidewalks, bikeways, greenways, and trails in and around the City. Generally, its goal is to provide convenient access to schools, activity centers, transit routes, parks, and other recreation areas, thereby increasing residents’ mobility choices while reducing reliance on Single Occupancy Vehicles.
National Citizen Survey Results
Sidewalks and pathways completion have been identified as a topic of interest by residents in our National Citizen Survey results.