News and Events

Movies in the Park

Join the Parks and Recreation Department for their Movies in the Park series, held at Colonial Park, 4130 Byron. The first movie will be shown October 15, and feature "Raya and the Last Dragon," rated PG. Movie start time is 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 713.662.7420.

October 15:  Come out to Colonial Park October 15 and enjoy the first of the two movies in the Movies in the Park Series during October. The movie October 15 will feature "Raya and the Last Dragon." rate PG. Bring a picnic and the family for a night of fun. The movie starts at 7:00 p.m. 

October 22:  Join us October 22 for a fun-filled night! As part tow of our Movies in the Park Series, the second showing will feature "Croods, A New Age," rated PG. Also, don't forget that the Full Moon Fest is before the movie, so come to Colonial Park, 4130 Byron, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for a spooky exciting night filled with activities the entire family will enjoy. The move will start after the conclusion of the Full Moon Fest, at 7:00 p.m. For more information on Movies in the Park or Full Moon Fest call, 713.662.7420

Full Moon Fest

The City of West University Place Parks and Recreation Department is excited to welcome back the Full Moon Fest celebration to Colonial Park Pavilion on Friday, October 22nd at 5:30 p.m., which is sure to be an evening of fun for the whole family! 

Activities will include open-air bounce houses, face paintings, activity booths, and a real pumpkin patch where you can pick a pumpkin to take home! In addition, there will be a costume contest so make sure the whole family comes in their spookiest attire. Registration for the costume contest is complimentary and will be judged by the following age categories; 0-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10+. Registration is for West U Residents only. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration closes Friday, October 15th and will not be accepted onsite. To claim your spot visit and search activity number 307812 or visit the West University Place Recreation Center. 

Along with all of the spooktacular activities happening that evening, as part of the Tree City USA program, the City will be holding its annual Arbor Day Celebration in conjunction with the Full Moon Fest! Residents will be able to take home one complimentary tree per household. 

As the evening winds down, the festivities will conclude with a showing of the featured film The Croods – A New Age (PG) at 7:00 p.m. 

For more information about the Full Moon Fest contact, the Parks and Recreation Department at 713-662-7420.

Halloween Fun Run

King & Spalding's 2021 West U Halloween Dash and Kids' Fun Run Presented by West U Smiles

Registration is going on now for the 10th annual West U Halloween Dash and Kids' Fun Run, which will take place Saturday, October 30. The Dash is a chip-timed 5K race through the beautiful, tree-lined streets of West U. The Fun Run is a 1 mile, non-competitive run. Grab your costume and register now because prices increase the closer you get to the race. Visit, for all registration information or to register. All proceeds benefit the West U Parks and Recreation Department.