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

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

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

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

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

Leasing Agents Adapt to COVID-Related Changes

Leasing Agents Adapt to COVID-Related Changes

2020 was a year that was anything but ordinary. Apartment community managers and commercial real estate leasing agents found themselves coming up with new and inventive ways to show their empty apartment homes and available spaces in order to stay in business. Tina Hurd is a long-time apartment community manager with Camden, which owns and manages three apartment communities in Westchase District. When the pandemic struck closing apartment community offices to prospective residents, Hurd says…..Read More

Westheimer Construction Offers Preview of Coming Attractions

Westheimer Construction Offers Preview of Coming Attractions

What started out as a minor error by a subcontractor has turned out to be a pleasant change of plans for Westchase District and the crews who are working on the Westheimer streetscape project. "Originally, we'd planned for the crews to work from east to west on the north side of Westheimer from Westerland to Kirkwood, then turn around and work their way back on the south side of the street," said Irma Sanchez, Westchase…..Read More

Meet District Patrol’s Newest Officer

Meet District Patrol’s Newest Officer

This January marks Leonard Kubiak’s fourth month with Westchase District Patrol, making him the patrol’s newest officer. As a high school student, Kubiak had early sights on becoming a police officer. “Growing up I always wanted to be in a meaningful job where I could help people,” said Kubiak. “Becoming a police officer put me in line with where I saw myself in life. I see the job as a police officer as one that…..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

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

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