Friends of West University Parks Fund

Friends of West University Parks Fund Friends of West University Parks Fund is a volunteer based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raisin

With Fall weather officially upon us, we are eagerly anticipating seeing everyone November 4th at Fathers & Flashlights,...
10/06/2023

With Fall weather officially upon us, we are eagerly anticipating seeing everyone November 4th at Fathers & Flashlights, benefitting the 501(c)(3) Friends of West U Parks!

A huge thank you to our generous 2023 sponsors for making this wonderful community event possible for the 17th consecutive year!

Donna Jones LaMond Megan Wigert Nicodemus

So fun! Look forward to seeing all our “friends” and neighbors at West U’s National Night Out on Tuesday, October 3rd!  ...
09/28/2023

So fun! Look forward to seeing all our “friends” and neighbors at West U’s National Night Out on Tuesday, October 3rd! 🎉🤗

🚒 Ignite Your Community Spirit! 🚓
Get excited, West University Place! October 3rd, 5:30-7:30 PM, is the day to be at Colonial Park West End Decks near West Point Dr. for the National Night Out Community Block Party.
Experience the thrill of emergency vehicles, meet our local heroes, and get an exclusive look at their tools. Kids will have a blast with face painting, child ID and fingerprinting services, and more. And yes, FREE snow cones for all! 🍧 Let's come together, celebrate our unity, and honor the dedication of our first responders. Mark your calendars and spread the word! 🎈🎉

09/22/2023
09/22/2023

We would like to recognize Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital for their returning role as our Fathers & Flashlights 2023 Title Sponsor!

Their loyal commitment to our community and fundraising efforts does not go unnoticed. We are forever grateful for their continuous munificence towards our cause.

Please join us in honoring Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital for their dedication to the health and wellbeing of the youth in our area! Friends ❤️’s CMHH!

Donna Jones LaMond Megan Wigert Nicodemus

09/20/2023

Friends of West U Parks is delighted to announce that Mary Frances A. DuMay with Compass Real Estate has generously committed to being our Party on the Patio Sponsor for the next three years…2024-2025-2026!

Mary Frances has also sponsored this cherished concert series for the last three years!

Please join us in acknowledging her and giving our gratitude for her tremendous support of Friends over the years (including chairing our 2020 Park Lover’s Ball)!

We are so fortunate to have you as a “Friend” in our community and are incredibly grateful for your service on the Friends Board! 🙌🎤🌳❤️

Mary Frances DuMay The Anderson DuMay Team

09/05/2023

Friends and Campers…time to mark your calendars! We are excited to announce registration information for Fathers & Flashlights 2023 to be held on Saturday, November 4th to Sunday, November 5th!!!

Returning 2022 campers as well as eligible 2023 underwriters and sponsors will receive a link and a password via email on September 11, 2023. Registration for this group will take place ONE DAY ONLY on September 12, 2023 from 8:00 am until 11:59 pm.

Please remember that registration is ONLINE ONLY. If you miss your window, you will need to register during open registration.

Open registration will begin at NOON on September 13, 2023 and will remain open until registration is full. The link to register will be available on the Friends website at https://www.westuparks.org/fathers-and-flashlights.

We can’t wait for another unforgettable camp out! 🫶⛺️

Donna Jones LaMond Megan Wigert Nicodemus

Calling all Fathers & Flashlights supporters! The 2023 Fathers & Flashlights annual camp out is quickly approaching! Our...
07/19/2023

Calling all Fathers & Flashlights supporters! The 2023 Fathers & Flashlights annual camp out is quickly approaching! Our 2023 Co-Chairs have been hard at work to ensure the FUNdraising event to be held on November 4-5, 2023 will be the best yet! There are still several exciting entertainment sponsorships available with excellent exposure for our generous donors! To sponsor one of our entertainment items , please visit https://westuparks.wufoo.com/forms/2023-ff-rides-and-inflatable-sponsorships. Underwriting opportunities are also available with a wide range of amenities including complementary entry, reserved parking, the opportunity to provide branded materials in our campers’ 275 swag bags, and recognition in event materials! Underwriting commitments may also be made online at https://westuparks.wufoo.com/forms/khzw2y71ralp2c/. Please note all underwriting commitments must be made by August 1st to be included on print materials. For more information on sponsorships, underwriting, and our camp out, please visit https://www.westuparks.org/fathers-and-flashlights. We appreciate your support and can’t wait to see all of you at this beloved community gathering!

07/03/2023

We are honored to announce the most recent addition to our Board of Directors, Sarah Covington. Sarah will be Co-
Chairing the 2024 Park Lovers’ Ball to be held on February 10th at The Post Oak Hotel alongside Jordan Jewett.
A native Houstonian, Sarah and her husband, Travis, have lived in West University Place since 2017 and share two daughters, Carter (7) and Ellie (5). Carter and Ellie are both students at West University Elementary School after each finishing their preschool years at West University Methodist School. Carter and Ellie love the West U Parks and can often be found at Colonial Park Pool in the summer while rotating their time between Whitt Johnson and Wier Parks during the cooler months of the year. Covington has a background in Commercial Real Estate but currently stays at home with her girls and enjoys volunteering for their school and community in her free time. Her husband, Travis, is President of Development for Griffin Partners.
When they are not frequenting West U Parks, the Covington’s love to travel and explore new restaurants around town.
Sarah takes pride in dedicating her time to support Friends of West U Parks and says, “I am passionate about our little slice of a heavenly small town within the big city. We are very fortunate to have these beautiful green spaces within our neighborhood to enjoy and make memories with our families and friends. We must do all we can to ensure we maintain them for many generations to come.”
Many thanks to Sarah Covington for her loyal service to the Friends of West U Parks!
For more information on the Friends of West U Parks Fund, please visit our
website, https://www.westuparks.org.

06/03/2023

First Party on the Patio Concert was a huge success! Thank you to all who came to “jump and jive” with us courtesy of the Moondance Jazz! And an EXTRA BIG THANK YOU to our wonderful sponsor, Mary Frances DuMay and The Anderson DuMay Team of Compass Real Estate! We’re so grateful for your generosity and support of Friends! Looking forward to next Friday and dancing to the tunes of Staci and the Big Blue at 7 pm at the Colonial Park West Deck! For more details on the Party on the Patio Concert Series, please visit https://www.westuparks.org/party-on-the-patio! 💃🕺❤️

Improvements to the Colonial Park West Deck are done! Perfect timing for our first Party on the Patio concert tonight at...
06/02/2023

Improvements to the Colonial Park West Deck are done! Perfect timing for our first Party on the Patio concert tonight at 7 pm featuring Moondance Jazz! A big THANK YOU to our POP Concert Series sponsor (3 years running) Mary Frances DuMay and The Anderson DuMay Team! For more information on the Party on the Patio Concert Series, please visit https://www.westuparks.org/party-on-the-patio! We look forward to seeing our Friends and neighbors this evening! 🌳🎉🫶

Today, we would like to take time to honor and remember the brave souls who haven given the ultimate sacrifice fighting ...
05/29/2023

Today, we would like to take time to honor and remember the brave souls who haven given the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom. ❤️🇺🇸

05/19/2023

The City of West University Place generously hosted the 2023 Star Citizens Awards and Friends Appreciation Luncheon on May 17, 2023. The awards recipients were the 2021 and 2022 Fathers & Flashlights Co-Chairs Katie and Chris Hill and Sarah and Mark Knysh. The two events together netted $206,000. Star Citizen Awards were also presented to the 2023 Park Lovers’ Ball Co-Chairs Whitney and Marc Walsh and Mitra and Josh Woody. The annual gala netted $300,000 for West U parks.

Mayor Susan Sample presented the awards to the proud recipients. Mayor Pro Tem John Montgomery, Councilwoman Shannon Carroll and City Manager Dave Beach also attended the awards luncheon at Adair Kitchen as well as Susan White, Parks and Recreation Director, Donna LaMond, Executive Director of Friends, Sami Morrison, Friends Chair and members of the Friends Board and Advisory Board.

Proceeds raised from these events due to the efforts of these Star Citizens are managed by the Friends of West University Parks Fund and are dedicated to funding park improvements such as the most recent projects including Judson Park Improvements, the Colonial Park Challenge Course and Huffington Park. Next up is Wier Park.

The Friends of West University Parks Fund is a volunteer based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising funds for the
renovation, expansion, development and improvement of parks and green spaces in the neighborhood parks of the City of West University Place. The board is appointed by City Council and raises money through foundation grants, citizens’ bequests, memorials, special events and various other programs and events including partnerships with local businesses.
City of West University Place, TX - City Government
Donna Jones LaMond Whitney Anderson Walsh Sarah Wieneke Knysh Mitra Woody Susan V. Sample
https://www.westuparks.org/

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WE. CAN’T. WAIT! Thank you to Mary Frances DuMay and the Anderson DuMay Team for their generous and loyal sponsorship of...
05/19/2023

WE. CAN’T. WAIT! Thank you to Mary Frances DuMay and the Anderson DuMay Team for their generous and loyal sponsorship of our Party on the Patio Concert Series! 🫶🌳❤️

https://maryfrancesdumay.com

Dust off your lawn chairs and shine your dancing shoes - the Party on the Patio Concert Series returns to Colonial Park on Friday, June 2! Check out this year's stellar lineup at, https://westutx.gov/1350/Parks-Recreation.

05/18/2023

Rice Baseball will host West U Day at the ballpark on Saturday, May 20! Make plans to join the fun and purchase your discounted tickets at, RiceOwls.com/WestU.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit West University Little League.

Offering a multitude of thanks to all Law Enforcement Officers who have sacrificed their lives to protect others. And al...
05/15/2023

Offering a multitude of thanks to all Law Enforcement Officers who have sacrificed their lives to protect others. And also to the West University Place Police Department for their continuous efforts daily to keep our community the safest place to live! Families and residents here sleep soundly every night knowing we are protected as you stand by to look out for us! We are beyond grateful for you! 🙌👏❤️

National Police Week commences today, during which we pay tribute to the Law Enforcement Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice while carrying out their duties. Let us take a moment to remember these brave officers who lost their lives serving and protecting our communities, and to express our gratitude for their service and sacrifice. Additionally, we should recognize and honor the dedication of all the current and former law enforcement officers who work diligently every day to serve and protect our communities.

Great opportunity to support the Rice Owls and West U Little League!
05/13/2023

Great opportunity to support the Rice Owls and West U Little League!

Rice Baseball will host West U Day at the ballpark on Saturday, May 20! Make plans to join the fun and purchase your discounted tickets at, RiceOwls.com/WestU.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit West University Little League.

Please like, follow, and share! We are so grateful to have WUPD protecting our wonderful community! 💙
05/10/2023

Please like, follow, and share! We are so grateful to have WUPD protecting our wonderful community! 💙

By liking, sharing, and following the West U PD's page, you can help us grow our reach and spread important police-related information to the community. Stay informed and up-to-date on the latest safety updates and tips by following our page. Together, we can work towards creating a safer and stronger community.

05/06/2023

Today is Election Day! If you haven't made it to the polls to cast your vote, make a plan to stop by City Hall today.

Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya’ tomorrow! You’re always a day away! Our cherished Colonial Park Pool opens tomorrow for C...
05/05/2023

Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya’ tomorrow! You’re always a day away!

Our cherished Colonial Park Pool opens tomorrow for CPP Members and Sunday for West U Members and residents! More info available at https://www.westutx.gov/290/Colonial-Park-Pool. We look forward to seeing our neighbors and “Friends” there this summer! 🫶🙌❤️

05/05/2023

Are you interested in serving and protecting your community? We have an excellent opportunity for you! WUPD is currently seeking to hire police officers who are committed and dedicated to the task. If you are a hardworking individual with a passion for serving and safeguarding your community, we would like to encourage you to apply now and become a valuable member of our team. For more information or to submit your application, please visit www.westutx.gov/1057/Job-Opportunities.

05/05/2023
Hip hip hooray for Summer holiday! We are looking forward to seeing our neighbors and “Friends” at Colonial Park Pool ov...
05/03/2023

Hip hip hooray for Summer holiday! We are looking forward to seeing our neighbors and “Friends” at Colonial Park Pool over summer break! 🙌👏👍😍❤️

04/11/2023

Thank you all for supporting Friends of West U Parks!

04/11/2023

***UPDATE***

We have extended the bidding deadline to April 24th at 4 pm! Click the link in our bio to begin bidding!

A big THANK YOU to all our Park Lovers’ as we have officially SOLD all the benches for the Edloe St path improvements! 🌳❤️👏

Attention all Park Lovers!

We have a few items (including a Camp Olympia package, whiskey bottles, and more!) still available for bidding/purchase from our 2023 Park Lovers’ Ball! The bidding will remain open until Thursday, April 13th at 4 pm. Click here https://qtego.net/qlink/friendsofwestuparks to get started!

Thank you for your support of West U’s beloved parks! 🌳❤️

It’s National Hug a Newsperson Day! And, once a journalist, always a journalist! So, please join us in sending a hug to ...
04/04/2023

It’s National Hug a Newsperson Day! And, once a journalist, always a journalist! So, please join us in sending a hug to West U resident and true “Park Lover”, Ilona Carson! Thank you for your support and commitment to our community, Ilona! 🤗 ❤️

In honor of National “The Grass is Always Browner” day, we encourage you to go enjoy our GREEN GRASS in our lovely West ...
03/30/2023

In honor of National “The Grass is Always Browner” day, we encourage you to go enjoy our GREEN GRASS in our lovely West U Parks! The Grass is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence is celebrated every year on March 30th. This day is a fun holiday recognized across the country that reminds people to appreciate what they have instead of focusing on what other people have. This is a great day to practice gratitude for all the good things in your life and is an important reminder that the life we have is the best one. 🌳❤️



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