We were so excited to check out the green and blue trees located near Buffalo Bayou over Spring Break. The only problem was that they are a little hard to find if you are not familiar with the area. It’s also not 100% accessible if you are planning on bringing small children and strollers, but here are my tips for navigating these colorful trees! My kids had a blast running around the trees and collecting sticks on our adventure.
The easiest spot to get to are the green trees. They are located close to Spott’s Park, where you can park and walk on the sidewalk. These trees are in a round-about under Memorial so you will have to cross the street and then walk through the grass. The other win is that we even spotted a few bluebonnets! Just be careful not to trample any!
The blue trees are a little bit trickier to access and not stroller friendly. We found the best way was to park near The Dunlavey and walk through one of the trails and cross the Jackson Hill Bridge. The hard part is that you will have to cross two lanes of on-coming traffic with a median separating the lanes, which is why I don’t recommend bringing a stroller unless you can maneuver it very quickly!
All in all, it was a great day to be out and about. Check out this review of Spott’s Park on their playgrounds if you plan to stay and play. We also made a lunch stop at Urban Eats where they had a great patio and counter service if you don’t feel like sitting in the main restaurant. We were even able to persuade the fire fighters next door to entertain the kids for a little bit afterwards! (Just beware that parking here can be an issue).
Have you tried to see the painted trees yet? The trees are projected to last a few months before the paint fades. Let me know your tips for accessing them if you have any!