News and Events

Recreation Center Thanksgiving Hours of Operation

Wednesday, November 21:  5:00am - 9:00pm

Thursday, November 22:  CLOSED

Friday, November 23:  5:00am- 9:00pm

Christmas Tree Lighting Coloring Contest

The 30th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Coloring Contest information.

  • Must be a West University Place resident to be eligible to win!
  • Deadline to submit the coloring sheet is Wednesday, November 28 @ 9:00pm
  • Turn it in at:  The West University Place Recreation Center, 4210 Bellaire Blvd or by email to
  • Winners of the Coloring Contest will be announced during the event. 
Click here for the coloring contest sheet.  Please remember to fill out all the information on the back when submitting. 
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Come one, come all!  Get into the holiday spirit with the 30th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, December 3 at 5:30pm.  The event is presented by the City of West University Place Parks and Recreation Department and will be located in front of the Community Building, 6104 Auden

Activities will start at 5:30pm and the ceremony of the lighting of the tree will start at 6:00pm.  Make sure to bring your cameras along to take pictures with Santa at the end of the ceremony. 
Colonial Park West End

Colonial Park West End is set to officially open on Wednesday, September 19.  New this year is the ability to rent the deck closest to Case St.  Inflatables are not allowed.  The rental rates are below:

$50 per hour (minimum of 2 hours)
$75 per hour (minimum of 2 hours)
Non-Resident (must have resident sponsor)

For more information call 713-662-7420.
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