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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

Neighborhood News: Zoes Kitchen Becomes Cava, Woodchase Park Mural Wows

Neighborhood News: Zoes Kitchen Becomes Cava, Woodchase Park Mural Wows

New Adams' Mural Animates Park A new mural at Woodchase Park is adding vibrancy to the park’s performance pavilion. Renowned public artist Reginald Adams completed his latest public mural on the pavilion wall facing the performance lawn. The mural features a medley of flower blooms and leaves in spring colors. Adams’ park mural joins his other creations in the District including the east wall of Westchase Auto Repair Center, a mosaic seat bench on the…..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

Greenspace for Westchase Campaign Hits Goal

Greenspace for Westchase Campaign Hits Goal

Woodchase Park’s opening in October represents the first of two planned parks in Westchase District. While Woodchase Park is designed to be a neighborhood park, Wilcrest Park will be more of a destination for all of west Houston. With a bigger park comes a bigger price tag. Wilcrest Park will feature a children’s play area, performance pavilion, dog park, botanical garden, exercise stations, public art, an area for table games, a dining facility, parking for…..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

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

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