Sims Bayou begins near Missouri City inside Beltway 8 and meanders northeast until it reaches Buffalo Bayou. Along the way, the bayou passes Townwood Park, the Houston Amateur Sports Park, F.M. Law Park, (home of The First Tee F.M. Law Park Jr. Golf Facility), Robert C. Stuart Park and Glenbrook Park Golf Course.
Sims Bayou has recently undergone flood control improvements through the Federal Flood Damage Reduction project partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) and the Harris County Flood Control District. The Sims Bayou Federal Flood Damage Reduction Project
is expected to be complete in late 2012. Citizens residing in neighborhoods adjacent to Sims Bayou now have a lower risk of flooding than in the past and are benefiting tremendously from the project.The Project was designed and constructed in an environmentally responsible manner and an increasing number of birds and wildlife can already be seen along completed segments of the bayou and at the storm water detention basins, such as The Hill at Sims Greenway
Trail projects under development are anticipated to receive half of the funds from the US Army CORPS of Engineers to build 14 miles of hike and bike trails which will connect a series of at least seven existing parks along Sims Bayou. The Houston Parks Board and City of Houston will provide the balance of the funds to complete the project.
The lower reaches of Sims Bayou and its tributaries are unexpectedly wild and make for highly recommended canoeing opportunities. Milby Park, Charlton Park / Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center, Glenbrook Park and Reveille Park all offer recreational opportunities and water access.
Some of the mapped sections of the paddle trails are available on Bayou Preservation Association website, see Sims Bayou Paddle Trails