Woodchase Park is Westchase District’s first fully-programmed park. Located at 3951 Woodchase Drive, this 1.7-acre park features a 7,500-sqare foot activity lawn, multi-purpose pavilion with restrooms, dog park, community garden, exercise stations and a children’s play area that features a climbing wall, water misting feature and the Berliner Twist — a unique play structure not found elsewhere in Houston. Woodchase Park offers daily, weekly and monthly activities – like boot camps, tai chi and performances by Young Audience Houston. The park is also home to seasonal activities like a Halloween Trick or Treat event, Christmas festival and the upcoming Spring Break Week and Summer Spectacular. The park is open daily from 7 am to 9 pm. Go to www.woodchasepark.com to see a schedule of park events.
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.
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.
WILCREST PARK (COMING SOON)
Wilcrest Park’s final design has been approved by the City of Houston and a construction contract is scheduled to be awarded by the Westchase District board of directors in April. 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.