Parks

Game Changer: Parks and Recreation Coming Soon

Game Changer: Parks and Recreation Coming Soon

A proper home for scooters and soccer balls: This 3.4 acre-field just north of the Library Loop Trail on Wilcrest Drive will become one of two parks in Westchase District. For all the rich amenities in Westchase District – unmatched mobility, award-winning beautifi cation, superior public safety and convenient retail shopping just to name a few – the area historically has been park poor. That’s about to change with the City of Houston’s recent vote…..Read More

Trails and Parks Master Plan Workshop Feb. 21

Trails and Parks Master Plan Workshop Feb. 21

You are invited to attend Westchase District's second Draft Master Plan Workshop for our Trails and Parks Master Plan. This free workshop will take place on Tuesday, February 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 10370 Richmond Avenue, Floor 8. At this workshop, we will review the Draft Master Plan which analyzes data gathered from surveys and prior community meetings. The goal of the Trails and Parks Master Plan is to identify opportunities for…..Read More

Parks Coming Soon to Westchase District

Parks Coming Soon to Westchase District

Westchase District is home to 31,000 residents living in multifamily communities, ranging from modest workforce housing to luxury living apartments. While these residents enjoy the benefits of superior mobility, public safety and beautification as maintained by the District, there’s one aspect missing from their lives: nearby parks for recreational and social opportunities. All that is about to change. The City of Houston has purchased two park sites in the area and Westchase District will develop…..Read More

Get Ready to Play in 2021

Get Ready to Play in 2021

2021 is the Year of the Ox, according to the lunar calendar. But in Westchase District, it will be the Year of the Dog…Dog Park that is. Two new parks are under construction right now, including Westchase District’s first ever dog park. Sneed Dog Park is being built within the playground area at Sneed Elementary School, 9855 Pagewood Lane. This park is being built under an agreement with Alief Independent School District, allowing Westchase District…..Read More

Parks and Natural Areas Awards Presented to Westchase District

Parks and Natural Areas Awards Presented to Westchase District

Westchase District is pleased to announce that multiple projects were selected for recognition in the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) annual Parks and Natural Areas Award Program. Westchase District received Honorable Mention Award for Trailside Park in the Projects On-the-Ground category under $500,000. The District also received Special Recognition Awards in the Planning Process category for Wilcrest Park and Woodchase Park. H-GAC established the Parks and Natural Areas awards program in 2006 to highlight best practices…..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

Mature Trees Relocated to Woodchase Park

Mature Trees Relocated to Woodchase Park

Highrise Live Oaks were planted originally by Westchase District in 2005. At that time, they were a newly-propagated tree. As its name suggests, they were supposed to grow tall, rather than have a wide canopy like a traditional Live Oak tree. That would have made them perfect for a streetscape environment. But these trees chose to grow “out,” rather than “up.” Westchase District has moved 17 of the trees to Woodchase Park, which is under…..Read More

Woodchase Park Construction Progresses

Woodchase Park Construction Progresses

Woodchase Park is on schedule to open later in the year as construction progress is noticeable around the entire property. At 1.7 acres, Woodchase Park will be a fully programmed park which means it will host events such as arts and crafts classes, exercise classes, weekly book clubs and boot camps. Monthly activities might include gardening workshops. The construction of the performance pavilion has gone vertical. The pavilion’s roof, support beams, building structure and foundation…..Read More

Two Side Paths Near Completion

Two Side Paths Near Completion

Crews are finishing work on a 2.25-mile “side path” that will improve connections to the Terry Hershey Trail, while improving roadway conditions that connect the Walnut Bend neighborhood to the West Sam Houston Tollway frontage road. This improvement was first identified in Westchase District’s 2016 Ped/Bike plan that identified pedestrian and bicycling needs and prioritized improvements. “This project quickly rose to the top of the priority list because of the heavy bicycle and pedestrian traffic…..Read More

Leading Businesses, Foundations Kick Off Greenspace Campaign

Leading Businesses, Foundations Kick Off Greenspace Campaign

Westchase District’s Greenspace for Westchase campaign to fund the planned Wilcrest Park is off to a strong start thanks to major donations from companies, organizations and foundations familiar to all Houstonians. The Greenspace campaign was created to cover the $3.2 million gap in funds necessary to build Wilcrest Park into a regional destination. Wilcrest Park will be built on a 3.5-acre parcel of land located on Wilcrest Drive immediately north of Robinson-Westchase Library and Westchase…..Read More

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