Greenspace for Westchase
Thanks to you, we can build a vibrant gathering place for our community
Wilcrest Park will be built on a 3.4 acre parcel of land adjacent to Westchase District’s Library Loop Trail and the City of Houston’s Robinson-Westchase Library.
The park’s design includes a children’s play area, performance pavilion, dog park, botanical garden, exercise stations, public art, an area for table games, a food kiosk, parking for food trucks, restrooms and a 30,000-square-foot activity lawn perfect for movie nights, yoga, tai chi and concerts.
This park will be more than a neighborhood park; it will be a destination park for all of West Houston. Funding from the City of Houston’s 380 Program will cover basic development expenses. But we need additional financial support from the community to ensure that Wilcrest Park will have high-quality amenities and activities, like those in Houston’s best parks.
The Greenspace for Westchase campaign was created to cover the $3.2 million gap in funds necessary to build Wilcrest Park into a regional destination. All contributions are being accepted and managed by the Westchase District Community Fund. You may donate online or mail to a check to WDCF.
Corporate and foundation giving is important, but to reach our $3.2 million goal for Wilcrest Park, we know that gifts of all sizes are essential. “We welcome donations from all Westchase District businesses, area apartment communities, organizations and individuals. Every gift represents a community vote of support for this much needed park,” said Louis Jullien, Westchase District Projects Director and Treasurer of the Westchase District Community Fund. “Community gifts represent our strength as one of Houston’s best areas to live, work and play. If we can draw many people who come together as donors for our parks, their impact can be meaningful and transformative.”
COMMUNITY DONOR RECOGNITION
Large grants and donations are important to reaching our fundraising goal. But we expect 60-70% of all gifts will come from individuals and companies who will directly benefit from and enjoy the park. All contributions of any amount will be recognized on this web page. Larger donations will be recognized in the park itself.
- $1000 -$2,599 donors
- Recognition in Westchase Today and The Wire
- $2,500 – $4,999 donors
- Small plaque at park site (location to be determined)
- $5,000 – $9,999
- Medium plaque at park site (location to be determined)
- $10,000 and above
- Large plaque at park site (location to be determined)
WILCREST PARK: A COMMUNITY GATHERING PLACE
Westchase District will staff, maintain and program Wilcrest Park. Events and activities will be provided for a wide range of audiences. Daily, weekly monthly and annual events will give people reasons to come to Wilcrest Park, and to return. Wilcrest Park has distinctive features that will support signature events, such as an Easter Egg hunt, 4th of July festival, St. Patrick’s Day celebration or Oktoberfest. Westchase District is actively building a network of program partners to assist in park programming.
If you’d like to receive a presentation (either in-person on online) about Westchase District’s plans for Wilcrest Park, please contact Louis Jullien (link to email).
If you’re ready to donate, or would like more information about the Westchase District Community Fund, follow this link.