News and Events

4th of July

Independence Weekend Celebration

The West University Place Parks and Recreation Department has the following star-spangled events planned for the Fourth of July weekend!

Friday, July 2
Pack your lawn chairs and come rock out with West U School of Rock at Colonial Park Pool from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Admission is free for West U residents, but regular admission fees will apply for patrons wishing to enjoy the concert from the pool. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident. Capacity may be limited due to high demand.

Saturday, July 3
Come with "bells and whistles" and dressed in your best patriotic fashion to participate in the annual patriotic bike parade! Bikers will take their marks outside of City Hall at the corner of University and Auden at 8:45 a.m. and will take off at 9:00 a.m. sharp, making a circle around Town Center and back to City Hall. Not only can you dress in fashion, you can decorate your "wheels" in light of the celebration, too! So get creative with your bikes, tricycles, strollers and wagons and we will see you at the start!

Sunday, July 4
The weekend celebration concludes with fun family games at Colonial Park Pool from noon - 5:00 p.m. There will be a series of contests - with prizes* - you will not want to miss! Here is a timeline of events in order to make plans to attend one or all!

  • 1:00 p.m.  Water Balloon Toss
  • 2:00 p.m.  Frozen T-Shirt
  • 3:00 p.m.  Kids Cannonball Splash
  • 4:00 p.m.  Belly Flop

Registration is required to participate in the contests and can be made the day of the event at Colonial Park Pool. Space is limited for each contest. Regular pool admission applies, non-resident guest must be accompanied by a resident. Capacity may be limited due to high demand.

Party on the Patio Web

West U Party on the Patio Concert Series 

Mark your calendars and pack your lawn chairs and blankets, West U’s Party on the Patio is scheduled to return! This year’s concert series is generously sponsored by Mary Frances DuMay at Compass Real Estate. All concerts start at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at Colonial Park Pool, 4130 Byron Street.

Good news, reservations will not be required. The event is complimentary for anyone just attending the concert, but if you wish to swim, regular pool admission is required. Capacity may be limited due to high demand. West U continues to encourage residents to follow the CDC’s recommendation, which you can find at

Concessions will be available for purchase from Jami’s Fine Foods! Alcohol or pets will not be permitted. For more information call 713.662.7420.

Concert Schedule:
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, June 25 – Bayou Roux
Friday, July 23 - The Fab 5


The West U Piranhas Swim Team has been sighted at the Recreation Center.

Starting June 14 through June 30, the Piranhas will practice from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., Monday through Thursday, and lanes will not be available during these days/times.

You can review the lane availability and follow standard reservation procedures by clicking on the button to the right.