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.
Large open greenspace, playground equipment, pavilion, little free library and jogging/walking track.
Colonial Park West End
Seasonal park, open when Colonial Park Pool isn’t operating. Open greenspace, two large party decks and barbeque grills.
Designed specifically as a passive park, this park enjoys a lush landscape with ample seating, arbor, paved walkway and signature clock tower.
Playground equipment, shade arbor, game and picnic tables.
Jennie Elizabeth Hughes Park
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.
Lighted tennis court, playground equipment, picnic deck, concrete walking path, barbeque grills, game and picnic tables.
College @ Northwestern
Gateway entrance announcing "Welcome to West University Place."
Recreation Center Playground
4210 Bellarie Blvd
Children’s playground with near by jogging/walking track and outdoor fitness equipment.
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.