Trailside Park opened in 2019 as a small, urban infill park. Just like those in larger cities, this half-acre park offers a respite in the city for nearby office workers and apartment residents. Featuring a picnic table, water fountain (with pup cup), fixed seating area and interactive artwork, the highlight of the park is a ZipKrooz, a playground zip line that allows children to safely and smoothly glide back and forth along a 30-foot track. The park is located just north of Richmond Avenue along Westchase District’s HCC Campus Trail. It is adjacent to a 750-foot trail that connects the HCC Campus Trail with Hayes Road.
SNEED DOG PARK
Sneed Dog Park is open weekdays from 4 pm until dusk and weekends from 7 am until dusk. It is located at 9855 Pagewood, next to Alief ISD’s Sneed Elementary School. The quarter-acre fenced park offers dogs a chance to run around off-leash while enjoying the artificial turf, benches, shade trees and doggy drinking fountain.
WOODCHASE PARK (COMING SOON)
Woodchase Park is under construction at 3951 Woodchase Drive. This 1.7-acre park will feature a 7,500-sqare foot activity lawn, multi-purpose pavilion, dog park, water misting feature, community garden, restrooms and exercise stations. This will be Westchase District’s first fully-programmed park, offering daily, weekly and monthly activities – like boot camps, book clubs and yoga lessons – as well as seasonal activities like Easter egg hunts and Christmas festivals. The park is scheduled to be complete in late 2021 with opening festivities scheduled for early 2022. Go to www.woodchasepark.com to see construction updates and aerial drone photography.
WILCREST PARK (COMING SOON)
Wilcrest Park is in the final design phase. A construction contract is scheduled to be awarded by the Westchase District board of directors later this year. This 3.5 acre park will be located on Wilcrest just north of the Library Loop Trail and the Robinson-Westchase Library. It will feature a children’s play area, performance pavilion, dog park, table games area, botanical garden, restrooms, café, food truck terrace, exercise stations, outdoor reading room and a 30,000-square-foot activity lawn perfect for movie nights, yoga, tai chi and concerts. The park will be more than a neighborhood park; it will be a destination park for all of West Houston. The Greenspace for Westchase campaign is raising money from area businesses, corporations and foundations to ensure that Wilcrest Park will be the kind of transformational space that Discovery Green and Levy Park have been for downtown Houston and the Upper Kirby area.