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Corporate Challenge Returns this Fall

Corporate Challenge Returns this Fall

Once upon a time, there was a popular community event that attracted hundreds of participants to enjoy a day in the sun, while raising money for charity. Then an unfortunate pandemic swept the globe, sending office workers home, shuttering retail stores and restaurants and making “social distancing,” “the new normal,” and “work from home” the new buzzwords. As the effects of the pandemic have subsided and more workers are returning to the office, Westchase District’s…..Read More

Fall Programs at Woodchase Park Build On Momentum

Fall Programs at Woodchase Park Build On Momentum

It was a windy, sunny fall day when Woodchase Park officially opened to the public before a large crowd of special guests, some of whom were instrumental in the park’s development. On October 28, 2021, Woodchase Park opened and Parks Programming Director Louis Jullien was feeling excited anticipation as he turned his focus to a massive community event only three days away. Jullien marveled over the task of distributing 20,000 pieces of candy to kids…..Read More

Park Programming, Plus Much More Heat Up Westchase Over the Summer

Park Programming, Plus Much More Heat Up Westchase Over the Summer

As summer draws to a close, Woodchase Park has made the season a magical time of year for kids and families. May through July marked the first summer since the opening of Woodchase Park, bringing a variety filled plethora of activities and new opportunities for summer fun in the park – seven days a week. Parks Programming Director Louis Jullien added dozens of events to the park’s regular offerings, even extending the daily hours when…..Read More

Making It Grow

Making It Grow

When HCC’s Jordan Carswell first heard about the Westchase District’s Community Garden, he knew it was a great opportunity for HCC and its West Houston Institute to become involved in the community. “The Community Garden fit in with goals that we were already working on,” said Carswell, the college’s director of innovation strategy. “Prior to the pandemic, there was interest in this kind of activity, but COVID zapped all that. This is a great opportunity…..Read More

Industry Innovator Continues to Thrive in Westchase District

Industry Innovator Continues to Thrive in Westchase District

Linda Hampton has seen it all. With 32 years of experience under the Norris Conference Center umbrella, Hampton has been part of the company’s transition from meeting space to social events, from pre-pandemic success to PPP loans, from one facility to six. She was one of three employees when Norris Conference Centers was launched in Austin by Dave Norris in 1990. Norris worked in corporate America and had ideas about how to improve corporate meetings.…..Read More

Community Turns Out for Park Programming

Community Turns Out for Park Programming

Woodchase Park had only been open a couple of weeks when it hosted its first large-scale activity. A Halloween event drew more than 500 kids and adults for an evening of fun with costumed characters, trick or treating, a haunted house maze, pumpkin bounce house, face painter, balloon twist artist and food trucks. The event exceeded the expectation of Parks Programming Director Louis Jullien, who has been planning activities at the park since before construction…..Read More

Guest Services Attendants Contribute to Positive Park Experience

Guest Services Attendants Contribute to Positive Park Experience

If you’ve visited Woodchase Park for any of the scheduled events since the park’s October opening, you’ve probably encountered one or more of our Guest Services Attendants (GSA). These newly-hired Westchase District employees are working to make sure guests enjoy their experience at the park. “Our new team members are all exceptional,” said Louis Jullien, parks programming director. “They not only help our programming partners set up their equipment and prepare for their activities, but…..Read More

Celebrate Puppy Love with Pawlentine’s Day at Sneed Dog Park

Celebrate Puppy Love with Pawlentine’s Day at Sneed Dog Park

Approaching its first year anniversary, Sneed Dog Park will truly be for dog lovers on Saturday, Feb. 12. That's when Pawlentine's Day will be celebrated at the park. "Westchase District is home to many pet owners," said Kelly Aylesworth, Westchase District's maintenance director in charge of planning the event. "We want to celebrate the special companionship between dogs and their owners, two days before Valentine's Day. Many of our residents have dogs and we planned this…..Read More

Volunteer at Trails Without Trash on March 26

Volunteer at Trails Without Trash on March 26

Save the date for the morning of Saturday, March 26. That's when teams of volunteers from companies and organizations will converge on the Westchase District trail system on a mission to clean up litter during Trails Without Trash from 8 - 10 a.m. Joggers, cyclists, dog walkers and pedestrians regularly enjoy Westchase District's trail system, which begins at Westheimer immediately east of Houston Community College's Hayes Road campus. The trail continues all the way to Art Storey Park south…..Read More

Community Impact Award Honorees Selected

Community Impact Award Honorees Selected

As the impact of the pandemic continues to pose challenges for everyday life around the world, the Westchase District Advisory Board (WDAB) recognized three individuals with 2021 Community Impact Awards who propel themselves and their teams into maximizing good in the community here in Westchase District and beyond. Houston Public Library's Jolie Mayfield, Indus Cares Foundation's Avani Narang, and Quillian Center volunteer Darleen Schauer were selected as finalists among numerous nominations by judging panel. A…..Read More

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