Recreation in West U

April 27, 2011

Julia Ideson Library - Houston's Best Kept Secrets

Julia Ideson LibraryWhen it was first constructed in 1926, the Julia Ideson Library was intended as the centerpiece of a five-building civic center in Downtown Houston.  But then came the Crash and the Great Depression, and those other public buildings were never built.  Today, this Spanish Renaissance building is hemmed ...

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March 7, 2011

The Houston Arboretum - One of Houston's Best Kept Secret

The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is one of Houston's Best Kept SecretsWith 155 wooded acres and over five miles of trails, the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is one of Houston’s Best Kept Secrets.  Once inside the woods, you could be miles from the hustle and bustle of city life.  It is hard to believe that this quiet ...

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March 7, 2011

Children’s Museum Wins Award

Childrens Musem of HoustonThe Children’s Museum of Houston has always been a favorite of mine.  It is a must-see visit whenever we have visiting munchkins in town. Truth to tell, it is as entertaining to the big kids (like me!) as it is to little ones.

I remember well the weekend this ...

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June 25, 2010

New Rec Center Pool for City of West University Place

State-of-the-art lap pool in West UniversityThe City of West University Place has just re-opened its two newest sports facilities – and boy, are they terrific!

This photo shows the new Recreaction Center pool.  The Rec Center, as it is known locally, is located at 4210 Bellaire Blvd.  The City purchased this property form the ...

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June 25, 2010

West University’s New Colonial Park Concession Stand

Concession Stand at Colonial Park, West University PlaceIn 2010, the City of West University Place completed major renovations to two of its sports facilities.  This photo shows the newly-built concession stand at Colonial Park Pool (4130 Byron St.)

The concession stand at Colonial Park is run by the Edloe Street Café and Deli, which has long ...

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June 25, 2010

West University Place - New Colonial Park Pool

Colonial Park Pool has been re-designed for water-playOur local kids are all raving about the new neighborhood pool complex for West University Place.  Colonial Park Pool, located at 4130 Byron, has been newly-renovated in 2010 as a water-play feature!

When this was the only pool in West University Place all the lap swimmers, swim teams, swim classes, and free-swimmers ...

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Oct. 26, 2009

Juliette Gordon Low - Happy Birthday!

Brownies celebrate Juliette Gordon Lowe's birthday

We have all celebrated birthdays at Palace Lanes on Bellaire (see http://palacebowlinglanes.com/but this party was unusual -- the birthday girl was absent!   This annual gathering of 70 giggling girls was hosted by Evergreen Service Unit in honor of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouting.

Juliette ...

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Oct. 8, 2009

West University Place Building New Recreation Center

The City of West University Place is making GREAT progress on our new Recreation Center, located on the site of the former YMCA on Bellaire at Westpoint. The concrete parking lot is cured, and the new building is framed and covered with damp-proofing material (that neon green stuff in this ...

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Aug. 25, 2009

West University Team Wins Little League World Championship!

The 2009 Little League World Championship Team from West Unviersity Place

When it comes to parades, I am a bigger kid than any of you!  So you can count on me to be putting out the West U Rotary flags to line the parade route for the winners of the 2009 Little League World Championship!

As most of you probably know ...

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June 22, 2009

Fly the American Flag in West University Place!

Fly the American Flag in West University Place

You have probably seen the City of West University Place erupting in American flags several times a year.  Patriotic colors appear all over our neighborhood during the major flag holidays (Presidents Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day) and for special events such as the Houston Marathon.

These ...

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