Environmental Affairs

An Update from West 11th Street Park

Helen Shumway
President, Friends of West 11th Street Park

The lovely Fall weather is finally coming back to Houston! One of the goals of the Friends of West 11th Street Park has been to encourage everyone to get into the park and experience the joy of nature. For that reason, the decomposed […]

By | 2018-11-04T14:28:57+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Environmental Affairs, Updates, West 11th Street Park|Comments Off on An Update from West 11th Street Park

Meet the New Friends of WESP President

By Helen Shumway, President , Friends of WESP

As you may be aware, Lorraine Cherry, former president of Friends of the West 11th Street Park, passed away in December. I had the pleasure and honor to serve with her as a board member of the Friends since its inception in 1998. We […]

By | 2018-08-23T19:10:23+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|West 11th Street Park|Comments Off on Meet the New Friends of WESP President

Residents Respond to Area Development

By Micah Heilbrun, Timbergrove, Section 5 Resident, TMCC Director

In Hurricane Harvey, friends and neighbors in Section 5 came together to help each other to safety during the rains and comforted one another when the floodwaters receded. In the aftermath, we tallied the tears and losses: homes, cars, properties, memories and, sadly, […]

By | 2018-08-23T18:27:26+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Environmental Affairs, Updates|Comments Off on Residents Respond to Area Development

What’s Up at Jaycee Park?

It has been a fun summer at Jaycee Park! The splash pad and tennis courts stayed busy and were enjoyed by all.  Tennis lessons through the Houston Youth Tennis will continue at Jaycee Park throughout the fall.  You can find specific details by following at bit.ly/JayceeTennisFall2018

The Jaycee Park sign on […]

By | 2018-08-23T18:16:23+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Jaycee Park|Comments Off on What’s Up at Jaycee Park?

Youth Tennis Continues at Jaycee Park

By Jennifer Vickers

Youth Tennis classes at Jaycee Park stared in June and, despite the hot summer days, continue in July. The Youth Tennis Program is free and offered at a variety of public parks throughout the year by Houston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Houston Tennis Association, Inc. […]

By | 2018-06-28T14:50:18+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Environmental Affairs, Jaycee Park|Comments Off on Youth Tennis Continues at Jaycee Park

WESP Update: Run the Grove 5K

by Jennifer Vickers, Photo by Jeff Wayt

Spring is blooming in West 11th Street Park but no day in recent months saw more forest “animals” running around the park than on April 14. As part of the Timbergrove Manor Neighborhood Association’s annual Run the Grove 5K, kids – and a few adults […]

By | 2018-05-04T10:53:19+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Activities, West 11th Street Park|Comments Off on WESP Update: Run the Grove 5K

Youth Tennis Returns to Jaycee Park

By Jennifer Vickers

Summer is almost here and that means it’s nearly time for the annual Youth Tennis classes at Jaycee Park. The Youth Tennis Program is free and offered at a variety of public parks throughout the year by Houston […]

By | 2018-04-26T15:27:19+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Activities, Jaycee Park|Comments Off on Youth Tennis Returns to Jaycee Park

Birding in WESP

By Jennifer Vickers

Long known as an area birding hot spot, West 11th Street Park (WESP) has officially joined the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. The Trail a state-designated system of trails, bird sanctuaries, and nature preserves along the entire length […]

By | 2018-02-24T14:27:04+00:00 February 24th, 2018|West 11th Street Park|Comments Off on Birding in WESP

West 11th Street Park Update

A new trail segment is coming to the Park! And it may be installed by the time you receive this Timbergram.

Thanks to donations from the Timbergrove Manor Neighborhood Association (TMNA) and the Timbergrove Manor Civic Club (TMCC), Houston Parks Board has confirmed a new trail segment will be constructed in the […]

By | 2017-10-29T17:37:28+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Environmental Affairs, West 11th Street Park|Comments Off on West 11th Street Park Update
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