Events

First-ever Corporate Challenge Happened in 1998

First-ever Corporate Challenge Happened in 1998

Our first-ever Corporate Challenge was held in the spring of 1998. Approximately 100 athletes participated in the event representing a dozen Westchase District businesses. Back then, there were eight different events, including one that required participants to swim in the Quillian pools wearing a coat & tie and then take off the workplace attire and pass it to their co-worker who would continue the relay. The event generated nearly $1,500 for Texas Special Olympics. The…..Read More

OnCue Makes Texas Debut with Phillips 66

OnCue Makes Texas Debut with Phillips 66

A major new gas station and convenience store has emerged from the site of the former Kaleidoscope Center on Westheimer Road at Blue Willow Drive. And, it’s far from what you’d expect from a c-store. Officially opened on December 9, OnCue, a leading c-store operator in Oklahoma, arrived in Houston with a prominent presence for motorists driving through Westchase District or exiting the West Sam Houston Tollway. Located at 10612 Westheimer near Phillips 66’s corporate…..Read More

On the Frontlines and Behind the Scenes

On the Frontlines and Behind the Scenes

2020 was a year that tested communities across the country. Organizations in Westchase District were thrust into a crisis facing unforeseen consequences caused by a devastating pandemic. Rita Flores, John Barton, and West Houston Assistance Ministries were recognized with Community Impact Awards by Westchase District’s Advisory Board for providing essential services and taking innovative approaches in responding to the crisis. “It’s one thing to see people do extraordinary things when everyday life is normal,” said…..Read More

Pets and People Woof it Up

Pets and People Woof it Up

Sneed Dog Park officially opened next to Sneed Elementary School's playground on Pagewood Lane. A large, enthusiastic crowd of people and furry friends attended a Grand Opening Celebration on a mild Saturday morning, February 27. The fun included a ribbon cutting, pet family portraits, a doggy costume contest and a doggy tricks contest. Westchase District board chair Harry Greenblatt served as emcee for the festivities. Sneed Dog Park is Westchase District's first-ever dog park. Two…..Read More

District Gives Apartment, Building Managers Preview of Woodchase Park

District Gives Apartment, Building Managers Preview of Woodchase Park

With Westchase District's Woodchase Park scheduled to open this fall, the District recently provided a sneak peak event for apartment and building managers in the area. Held at the Tracy Gee Community Center, the event presented a preview of activities such as a Moving Body workshop from Alonzo Moore of Young Audiences of Houston. Attendees met programming partners Four Dragons, who will lead Tai Chi events at the park, and Tropa Z fitness which will host Zumba,…..Read More

Woodchase Park, New Destination for Year-Round Events, Fitness, Arts and Culture, Opens in Westchase District

Woodchase Park, New Destination for Year-Round Events, Fitness, Arts and Culture, Opens in Westchase District

West Houston residents, more specifically those in Westchase District, now have a new park and green space for year-round play, arts and culture, classes and seasonal events with the opening of the expansive Woodchase Park. Located at 3951 Woodchase Drive south of Westpark Drive at the Westpark Tollway, the area’s largest and first fully programmed public park will serve the more than 6,500 households located within a mile radius.  The park also connects to the…..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

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

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

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

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