The Energy Corridor is the heart of Houston's energy business and home to energetic citizens.
Strategically located along IH 10 midway between Beltway 8 and the Grand Parkway; the Energy Corridor is home to multi-national and local growth-oriented energy companies such as BP America, Shell Exploration and Production, ExxonMobil Chemical, ConocoPhillips, CITGO, Cabot Oil and Gas, and Global Santa Fe. Vibrant, non-energy companies including Cardinal Health Care, Inc., Sysco Corporation and Accenture are also located in the Corridor. The Energy Corridor is a safe, people-oriented place to live, work and visit. It provides an ideal, energetic lifestyle with over 14 million square feet of high quality office space located in park-like settings within walking distance of high-end residential neighborhoods and luxury apartments.
The largest urban park outside the National Park System borders the Energy Corridor. Over 26,000 acres abound for family fun in George Bush and Cullen/Bear Creek Parks. There are miles of recreational trails for jogging, roller blading and cycling. Park areas include championship soccer fields, picnic sites, nature trails and special parks dedicated to our canine friends. Facilities include the Olympic-class Alkek Velodrome, rodeo arena and grounds and even competitive skeet and clay pigeon shooting facilities at the Olympic-class American Shooting Center .
In addition to the parks on leased US Army Corps of Engineers land, neighborhood parks such as Ray Miller Park provide close-to-home playgrounds and picnic areas for families to enjoy. The nine-mile Terry Hershey Park and Hike and Bike Trail connect neighborhoods along Buffalo Bayou from Beltway 8 to State Highway 6 and Energy Corridor businesses. A four-mile extension connects the Terry Hershey Hike and Bike Trail to the George Bush Hike and Bike Trail, giving a continuous 20-mile off road trail system going from Beltway 8 west to Cinco Ranch. All combined there are over fifty miles of existing recreational trails in and around the Corridor and plans for fifty more.