Recreation

Dig This: District Breaks Ground on Hike and Bike Trail

Dig This: District Breaks Ground on Hike and Bike Trail

A Scoop of a Story: Dishing the dirt are (from left): Jim Murphy, Westchase District; Lucio Ortiz, Texas Department of Transportation; Gwen Tillotson, City of Houston; Sandra Musgrove, Harris County Flood Control District; and Philip Schneidau, Westchase District Board of Directors.   City, county and state officials joined Westchase District for a groundbreaking ceremony recently marking the construction start of the Brays Bayou Connector Trail (BBCT). The new 1.92-mile trail will run south from Richmond…..Read More

Dig It: District Grows Trail Network

Dig It: District Grows Trail Network

In emerging subdivisions or master-planned communities, it’s relatively easy to develop a park or design a winding trail for residents. In an area with precious little undeveloped land such as Westchase District, shoehorning in outdoor amenities among existing structures can prove a challenge. However, by the end of this year Westchase District will feature nearly four miles of off-street trails for joggers, walkers and bicyclists. This spring Westchase District broke ground on Brays Bayou Connector…..Read More

Little Free Libraries Popping Up on Library Loop Trail

Little Free Libraries Popping Up on Library Loop Trail

Perhaps you've heard of the Little Free Library movement? The concept is simple: quirky mailbox-like structures filled with books supplied by readers that are free for all to enjoy. Borrow a book or leave one to share with the world - it's a grass roots way to promote reading and randomly discover new books. Westchase District is getting on the literacy love by installing its first Little Free Library this week at the west entrance…..Read More

New Mural on Library Loop Trail

New Mural on Library Loop Trail

Everybody's favorite Westchase District mural painter Larry Crawford, founder of Mural Arts, recently expanded his public art palate from traffic control signal boxes to something a little larger. Residing under a bridge Above the District's water habitat, located just east of Wilcrest Drive and behind the Robinson Westchase Library, is something called a box culvert. It's a concrete structure that spans the flood control channel and it's a space ripe for some artwork. The habitat…..Read More

Recreational Reading as Walking Trail Attraction

Recreational Reading as Walking Trail Attraction

Take a book, leave a book: The new, Little Free Library along the Library Loop Trail is now open for all to enjoy. Perhaps you've heard of the Little Free Library movement? The concept is simple: quirky mailbox-like structures filled with books supplied by readers that are free for all to enjoy. Borrow a book or leave one to share with the world - it's a grass roots way to promote reading and randomly discover…..Read More

Wings Over Westchase That Never Leave the Ground

Wings Over Westchase That Never Leave the Ground

Winging It: Mural artist Larry Crawford works on a giant mural that now adorns the concrete slope along the District’s Library Loop Trail. There’s more public art on display in Westchase District and this time mural artist Larry Crawford is thinking big. How big? Well, his latest mural depicting six butterflies is about 80 feet wide by 30 feet tall. “It’s the biggest single project I’ve done by myself,” said Crawford, owner of Mural Arts.…..Read More

Hiya! No, Make That Hiii-YAH!

Hiya! No, Make That Hiii-YAH!

Tweak the technique: Students practice their Songahm Taekwondo forms at West Houston ATA Martial Arts. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, stay in shape or simply try something new, practicing some form of martial arts can provide the push (or kick) you need to get into a more active lifestyle. Fortunately, Westchase District has more than a handful of businesses well-prepared to increase your strength and agility as well as help refocus your mind. Nations…..Read More

Westchase District Breaks Ground on Third Hike and Bike Trail

Westchase District Breaks Ground on Third Hike and Bike Trail

Dig This: Members of the Westchase District community broke ground Friday on the .6-mile HCC Campus Trail near Westheimer and Hayes Road. (From left): Jack Pidgeon, West Houston Christian Center; James Koski, Office of Mayor Sylvester Turner; Zachary Hodges, HCC Northwest; Tracy Bridge, CenterPoint Energy; Beth Van Winkle, Milestone Management; and Jim Murphy, Westchase District. Westchase District staff and West Houston civic leaders broke ground Friday morning on the HCC Campus Trail, Westchase District’s third…..Read More

Trail Prepped for Spring Debut

Trail Prepped for Spring Debut

Bird’s Eye View: This picture of the Brays Bayou Connector Trail taken by a drone shows a stretch of the 1.92-mile trail as it runs south to Art Storey Park. Only a year after its groundbreaking ceremony, the Brays Bayou Connector Trail (BBCT) is nearing completion and will be open for walkers, joggers and bicyclists by late spring. The 1.92-mile off-street trail features underpasses at Richmond Avenue, Westpark Drive, Westpark Tollway, Harwin Drive and Bellaire…..Read More

2017 Corporate Challenge a Super, Sunny Success

2017 Corporate Challenge a Super, Sunny Success

Weather was perfect, some new events kept things interesting and a good time was had by all at the 2017 Westchase District Corporate Challenge last Friday. Celebrating no serious athletics just serious fun, about 300 competitors, staff and volunteers participated in the challenge, which has taken place for 20 years at Quillian Recreation Center. "We've been trying to convince our management to let us participate for years," said Diana Brown with Harvey Builders. "It was…..Read More

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