The grass is greener on the west side, or so it will be. Westchase officials have recently broken ground on the largest park to date in West Side Houston: Camden Park.
Following the successful, recently opened Woodchase Park in 2021, Westchase officials plan to open a more expansive green space in West Houston. The public-wifi-enabled Camden Park will span 3.5 acres at 2951 Wilcrest Drive directly north of Robinson-Westchase Library of which will be connected through its trail system.
As reported on by the Houston Chronicle, Camden Park will feature a 30,000-square-foot lawn space populated with elm, oak, and bald cypress trees with a covered sky terrace and multi-purpose pavilion where it will host free concerts and cultural performances. Construction of the park has already begun with hopeful opening date of late 2024.
“Westchase District has broken ground on its largest destination park, playground and entertainment experience,” Westchase District official wrote in a press release, “a major step in the District’s efforts to meet the needs of residents and workforce in one of Houston’s most park-deficient areas.”
Other features to be included at Camden Park are: food truck and farmer’s market space, a playground for children, two dog parks, outdoor reading room, exercise stations, as well as on on-site Ginger Kale restaurant.
“This will be a destination park experience unlike any other in west Houston,” says Sherry Fox, vice president of communications for Westchase District.
“As a fully programmed setting, Camden Park will offer hundreds of year-round free events, all programmed by Westchase District, focused on fitness, education, arts and culture.”
Westchase officials hope to open Camden Park by the end of 2024.