westburyWestbury residents are absolutely ecstatic about the new playground and other Westbury Park improvements that are nearing completion. To celebrate, a Grand Opening has been scheduled at Westbury Park on November 9. The event is co-sponsored by the Westbury Civic Club, Westbury Area Improvement Corporation, and Westbury Super Neighborhood. There will be a ribbon cutting, recognition of major contributors, musical performances by local schools, food, and many activities for families. The celebration will begin at 9:00 a.m. The ribbon cutting by officials and elected representatives from the City of Houston, the Houston Parks Board, and members of the Westbury community is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.

Parker Elementary School, Johnston Middle School, and Westbury High School bands will perform from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Children’s face painting, soccer demonstrations, and train rides are also planned during this time. The Houston Police Department, Houston Fire Department, and Harris County Constables have been invited to meet with residents. Westbury Community Garden members will participate with a plant/produce sale; the proceeds will go towards their effort to save a 7-acre site that is home to their garden. Outback Steakhouse will be grilling hamburgers and Honey’s Snowballs will be providing refreshments. A portion of the sales proceeds will benefit the Westbury Greenspaces Fund.  

Plans are to make this the initial version of an annual Community Day in the Park. The goals are to bring the community together to meet one another, for residents to enjoy the amenities of the Parks in the area, and to raise awareness of and benefit Westbury Greenspace and environmental improvement projects. Volunteers from the community will be responsible for planning and running the event with assistance from City of Houston personnel.

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