As an inaugural project from the 15 Projects selected for our 15th anniversary, Brazos Bluff adds a much-needed stopping point along the Trail for people to take a quick stretch, meet for a lunch picnic, contemplate, or more.

The parkland adjacent to the Four Seasons was steeply sloped, causing significant erosion of the Trail and the riparian edge when it rained. Designed by Pharis Design, this project addresses the stormwater that flows across this site in an aesthetically pleasing and ecologically sensitive manner that prevents further erosion of the Trail and the lake edge. It includes a deck along the Trail for users to gather or rest and protects the existing shade trees’ sensitive roots. 

For information on how to contribute to this project, please get in touch with Cassie Bernhardt.*


Brazos Bluff Donors

Lakefront Sponsor ($50,000+)

Jonna & Jill Foundation

Robert G. Welch Foundation

Stephanie & Todd Routh


Woodland Sponsor ($25,000+)

Claudette Hartman

Paula & Ken Smith

Patty & Alan Ruud

KUTX Live at the Four Seasons SXSW 2018


Creek Sponsor ($5,000+)

Texas Capital Bank

Kate Lowery

Laura Starks

Mary Willis


Tree Sponsor ($1,000+)

James & Ruth Pennebaker

Lalitha & Gopal Krishnan

Rebecca & Mike Hughes

Pat Robertson

Griffin Davis & Heather Keating

Toby Shor


*Minimum donation for permanent onsite recognition is $25,000.