West 11th Street 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

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

TMNA Donates to WESP

On July 15, the Timbergrove Manor Neighborhood Association (TMNA) donated $2,500 to Friends of West 11th Street Park (FoWESP) for the construction of a trail segment!!! Tommy Britt, Judy Britt and Cindy Miskell from the TMNA presented the check to Dave Dyer, Ann Ratcliff and Darlene Wayt, FoWESP board members.

By | 2017-08-26T17:43:39+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|West 11th Street Park|Comments Off on TMNA Donates to WESP

Get in the Game at 
Jaycee Park

Parks & Recreation Host Free Youth Tennis Classes

Jaycee Park was abuzz this summer with lots of tennis fun.  Despite the heat , kids came out in droves for the annual HPARD summer tennis camps.  The Houston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Houston Tennis Association coordinate the summer camps at neighborhood […]

By | 2017-08-22T12:11:04+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Activities, West 11th Street Park|Comments Off on Get in the Game at 
Jaycee Park

Update on West 11th Street Park

By Jennifer Vickers, Friends of West 11th Street Park

Visitors of all ages come to West 11th Street Park for a hands-on look at indigenous flora and fauna. But in May, a very special group of visitors from one of our local Daisy Scout Troops joined WESP board member and Master Gardener […]

By | 2017-07-07T16:41:53+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Environmental Affairs, West 11th Street Park|Comments Off on Update on West 11th Street Park

Update on West 11th Street Park

by Lorraine Cherry, Friends of West 11th Street Park

This attractive flowering plant, about 1 foot high, belongs to a family of plants that helped to keep tomatoes off the table for almost 200 years!

It is Carolina nightshade (Solanum carolinense), and is very common this time of year in West […]

By | 2017-04-29T23:25:31+00:00 May 1st, 2017|West 11th Street Park|Comments Off on Update on West 11th Street Park

Spring Bird Migration

By Lorraine Cherry, Friends of West 11th Street Park

The spring bird migration will be underway by the time you are reading this. The migration of birds is one of the great spectacles of nature.  It takes many forms, from large hawks circling high overhead to small songbirds making long, nocturnal […]

By | 2017-04-17T11:15:47+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Environmental Affairs, West 11th Street Park|Comments Off on Spring Bird Migration

Run the Grove 2017

by Lorraine Cherry, Friends of West 11th Street Park

The 3rd Annual “Run the Grove” 5-K fun run and “Spring Fling” festival will be held this year on Saturday, April 22. The race will begin and end at West 11th Street Park, which will also be the site of the “Spring Fling.” […]

By | 2017-04-17T11:17:30+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Events, West 11th Street Park|Comments Off on Run the Grove 2017
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