West University Place Parks and Recreation FacilitesIn West U, we LOVE our parks!  The City of West U says it best:  our city parks are Your Key to FUN in West University Place!

  1.  Judson Park, at 4201 Judson, has lighted tennis courts, playground equipment, a picnic deck, and a concrete walking path.

  2. Colonial Park, at 4130 Byron, has a family-oriented, zero-depth swimming pool with water play features and lounges for sun-bathing.  The park also features a sand volleyball court, a concession stand, a large party deck, a multi-purpose party room, two lighted tennis courts, a playground, a pavilion, and a concrete walking/jogging track.

  3. Wier Park, at 3012 Nottingham, has playground equipment, picnic tables, two lighted tennis courts, and a basketball court.

  4. Whitt Johnson Park, at 6540 Wakeforest, has playground equipment, a gazebo, picnic facilities, and lighted basketball courts.

  5. The Youth Athletic Fields, at West U Elementary School, have four lighted baseball fields, three lighted softball fields, and three soccer fields.

  6. Friends Park, at 3771 Rice, is designed specifically as a passive park.  The park enjoys a lush landscape with ample seating, several seating arbors, a paved walkway, and a clock tower.

  7. The Community Center and Senior Center, at 610 Auden, is the location of various recreation classes and programs.  There are rooms for parties and gatherings available for rental.  The library is operated by Harris County.

  8. The Scout House, at 6108 Edloe, adjoins the West U Elementary playing fields, and is primarily a scout meeting place during the week.  It is available for party rentals on the weekends.

  9. Huffington Park, at 6204 College, has playground equipment, a shade arbor, game tables, and picnic tables.

  10. The Recreation Center, at 4210 Bellaire, has a heated, indoor fitness and instructional pool.  This pool is where swim teams and adults swim their laps.  There are racquet ball and squash courts, and rooms full of cardio and weight equipment.  Exercise classes are held here, as well as leisure classes for children and adults.  Classes range from chess to cheerleading to computers, and include gymnastics, ballet, tap dancing, yoga, and more. There is a walking/jogging trail, a children’s playground, and athletic fields.

  11. Liberty Hill, atCollege at Northwestern, is the gateway entrance to the neighborhood, featuring a large sculpture titled Children at Play.

Some of these parks date to the founding of West U – others have been lovingly developed in recent years.  But whatever your recreation choice, there is a park or recreation facility here for everyone to have fun in West U!

Roger Martin