Alief Westwood Parks and Amenities

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Welcome!

The following actions will improve parks and amenities in the Alief Westwood Complete Community . Some of these actions were carried over from other plans developed recently. Some come from discussions through the Complete Communities planning process which has been taking place since last November.

The actions are organized under three goals:

-New parks

-Great community meeting places

-Beautiful parks


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Welcome!

The following actions will improve parks and amenities in the Alief Westwood Complete Community . Some of these actions were carried over from other plans developed recently. Some come from discussions through the Complete Communities planning process which has been taking place since last November.

The actions are organized under three goals:

-New parks

-Great community meeting places

-Beautiful parks


Is there something missing? Please provide your comments by clicking on 'Quick Reply' or, to see what others have said, click on 'Go To Discussion'.

Be sure to register in order to participate in the discussion.


Thank you for taking time to review these components of your action plan and letting us know what you think!

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  • GOAL: New Parks

    3 months ago
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    Develop the proposed Club Creek Park 

    • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for the development of the proposed 6.6-acre Club Creek Park, sited in Westwood on Club Creek Dr. near Brays Bayou and participate in designing the park, including advocating for trails and a skate park

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate

    City: Houston Parks and Recreation Department | Role: Support, Implement

    Community Connectors: Houston Parks Board, Southwest Redevelopment Authority, TIRZ #20 Southwest Management District, Higher Dimension Church, District J | Role: Advocate, Support, Implement


    Advocate for new parks 

    • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for the development of additional public parks near multi-family housing, community centers, and schools, ensuring that sites are easily accessible by foot and transit 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate

    City: Houston Parks and Recreation Department | Role: Support, Implement

    Community Connectors: Houston Parks Board, International District | Role: Support, Implement


    Advocate for the development of a dog park adjacent to the Alief Community Garden 

    • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for the development of a dog park on the Alief Community Garden site; Provide free and low-cost pet services on site 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate

    City: Houston Parks and Recreation Department | Role: Support 

    Community Connectors: Houston Parks Board, International District, Emancipet | Role: Support, Implement

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  • GOAL: Great Community Meeting Places

    3 months ago
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    Identify and establish small-scale community gathering spaces  

    • ACTION STEPS: Identify sites throughout the neighborhood such as parking lots, vacant storefronts, parks, or school lobbies to establish small-scale community centers, plazas, book share programs, and community gardens 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief NST | Role: Organize, Support, Implement

    City: Houston Public Library | Role: Support

    Community Connectors: International District, Area Schools, Businesses, and Community Organizations | Role: Support, Implement 


    Advocate for the development of a community natatorium 

    • ACTION STEPS: Develop a coalition to advocate for and raise money for the development of a natatorium at Alief Community Center that provides year-round swimming

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate

    City: Houston Parks and Recreation | Role: Support

    Community Connectors: International District, Harris County Precinct 3 | Role: Support, Implement


    Develop a public-private partnership to create a community center in Westwood 

    • ACTION STEPS: Identify potential sites and funding mechanisms to support a community center in Westwood, that would include youth and family programs, sports fields and other recreation, and other amenities; Explore a partnership with Higher Dimension Church property on Bissonnet which includes a theater, classroom spaces, a kitchen, a field for sports, and gym

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate

    City: Houston Parks and Recreation | Role: Support

    Community Connectors: International District, Harris County Precinct 3, Higher Dimension Church | Role: Support, Implement

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  • GOAL: Beautiful Parks

    3 months ago
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    Improve Forum Park  

    • ACTION STEPS: Outreach to Westwood area stakeholders to participate and advocate for improvements to Forum Park, which is part of the Mayor’s 50-50 program to improve neighborhood parks, potentially including a swimming pool and walking trail   

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Outreach, Advocate, Support

    City: Houston Parks and Recreation Department | Role: Outreach, Implement

    Community Connectors: Houston Parks Board, Southwest Management District | Role: Support


    Identify and prioritize improvements at existing parks 

    • ACTION STEPS: Identify and prioritize improvements at existing parks, including Hackberry, Harwin, and Arthur Storey Parks, such as sports courts, updated playground equipment, and new trees and landscaping; Ensure that all area parks are accessible and meet ADA requirements; Priority project is to plant trees at Hackberry Park to shade the trail 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate

    City: Houston Parks and Recreation Department | Role: Support, Implement

    Community Connectors: Houston Parks Board, International District, Harris County Precinct 3, District F and J, Trees for Houston | Role: Support, Implement

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