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Inwood Forest Golf Course to Become Flood-Detention Pond, Greenspace

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A defunct golf course on the northwest side of town will be converted to greenspace that will double as a detention pond during floods, Mayor Annise Parker announced today.

The Inwood Forest golf course, near Antoine and West Little York, has been purchased by the city for $9 million and its 220 acres will be renovated so that rainwater can pool there during heavy storms. The clubhouse will be used as a community center, and there will be walking paths throughout the property.

"This project is a great example of the steps we need to take to mitigate flooding in and around the Houston area," Parker said today. "With the help of various organizations, we are able to address this vital need, as well as give them the opportunity to have a community center nearby."

The city and the Harris County Flood Control District will build and maintain the detention ponds, which will be in the watershed of White Oak Bayou and Vogel Creek.

"With the City of Houston partnering with other community organizations to address the flooding issues around the surrounding area, the completion of this project will improve the quality of life for the residents in northwest Houston," said city councilmember Brenda Stardig. "The new detention area will aid with the drainage concerns and build a stronger sense of community as it provides over 220 acres of green space and a recreational center to the area."

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