Parks

All playgrounds are open. Playground equipment is not routinely disinfected; use of playground equipment will be at your own risk. At this time the basketball hoops are still off.


Individuals may not be in groups larger than 10 individuals. Within these groups, individuals should, to the extent possible, minimize in-person contact with others not in the individual's household. Minimizing in-person contact includes maintaining six feet of social distancing.


Please continue practicing social distancing and follow personal safety guidelines while visiting the parks. If a particular playground is busy, consider visiting one of our other locations.


Colonial Park

Colonial Park

4130 Byron

Park Amenities

Large open greenspace, playground equipment, pavilion, little free library and jogging/walking track.


Colonial Park West End

Colonial Park West End

4130 Byron

Park Amenities

Seasonal park, open when Colonial Park Pool isn’t operating.  Open greenspace, two large party decks and barbeque grills.


Friends Park

Friends Park

3771 Rice

Park Amenities

Designed specifically as a passive park, this park enjoys a lush landscape with ample seating, arbor, paved walkway and signature clock tower.


Huffington Park

Huffington Park

6204 College

Park Amenities

Playground equipment, shade arbor, game and picnic tables.


Jennie Elizabeth Hughes Park

Jennie Elizabeth Hughes Park

6446 Sewanee

Park Amenities

West U’s newest addition to the park system. Covered "Front Parch shade structure with rocking chairs, large open greenspace, stream bed with button activated water feature, picnic table, log and bench seating.


Judson Park

Judson Park

4201 Judson

Park Amenities

Lighted tennis court, playground equipment, picnic deck, concrete walking path, barbeque grills, game and picnic tables.


Liberty Hill

Liberty Hill

College @ Northwestern

Park Amenities

Gateway entrance announcing "Welcome to West University Place."


Recreation Center Playground

Recreation Center Playground

4210 Bellarie Blvd

Park Amenities

Children’s playground with near by jogging/walking track and outdoor fitness equipment.


Whitt Johnson Park

Whitt Johnson Park

6540 Wakeforest

Park Amenities

Playground equipment, picnic tables, lighted basketball courts, gaga ball pit and jogging/walking trail.


Wier Park

Wier Park

3012 Nottingham

Park Amenities

Playground equipment, picnic tables, two lighted tennis courts and basketball court.

Park Map

To see where the parks are located, please view the Map of West U Park Locations.

Rental Note

Please note that the Colonial Park Pavilion and the Colonial Park West End Decks are the only park space that may be reserved for parties. All other areas within the parks (except for tennis courts) are available on a 1st-come, 1st-serve basis. Colonial Park Pavilion is the only park designated for inflatable structures (such as bounce houses) with proof of insurance. Any other amusements inhibiting park space must be approved by the Recreation Center Management. Please call 713.662.7420 for additional information.

Rules & Regulations

  • Alcohol, tobacco, and pets are prohibited
  • Ord. Sec. 14-16 - animals prohibited in parks, playgrounds, etc. Subject to a $500 fine.
  • Park Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

For a listing of party rules and regulations at Huffington Park and Judson Park, please view the rules and regulations document for each park.
Huffington Park Rules and Regulations (PDF)
Judson Park Rules and Regulations (PDF)

Tennis

Please click here to learn more about the five tennis courts.