Boulevard Oaks Civic Association
Oaks Civic Association
Boulevard Oaks is one of Houston's premier inner city neighborhoods, noted for its beauty and grace. Located near Rice University, approximately four miles southwest of Downtown, its boundaries are the Southwest Freeway to the north, Morningside to the west, Bissonnet to the south, and Graustark/Parkway to the east (plus the 5300 blocks of Cherokee and Mandell, the 1700 blocks of Albans, Wroxton, Bolsover and Rice Blvd., and properties facing Ashby). There are more than 1,200 residences, together with some 30 small businesses along Bissonnet and Sunset. See Map. A wide variety of housing is found in the neighborhood ranging from old mansions to bungalows, and a small section of ranch-style homes built after World War II, though many have been recently replaced by larger two-story homes. The advantages of Boulevard Oaks can be summed up under three headings: location, beauty, and neighborhood culture.
27th BOCA Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Broadacres Park (end of North Blvd. @ Parkway near the Tennis Courts)
Children 0-8 yrs old may hunt for candy and prize-filled eggs!
Children 9 & up can take a swing at a candy-filled pinata!
The hunt begins promptly at 10 a.m. Don’t be late! Special guest appearance and photo op with the Easter Bunny after the hunt
Volunteers are needed to provide refreshments, help with decorating, set-up and take-down, take photos, stuff a pinata with goodies and candy, and to help clean up dog waste in Broadacres Park this evening (before dary). Visit our SignUp Genius Link or contact Bonnie at email@example.com if you can help. Those helping with setup/ takedown, please plan to arrive on Saturday 4/15/17 by 9 a.m. Volunteers are also needed to help hide eggs beginning at 9:10 a.m. This is a great activity for children age 10 and up.You can also help by sponsoring the event. Thsi si a great way to promote your business. Please send your info and pledge amount in advance to be included on the sponsor poster and in future communications about the event. Mail checks to the PO Box below. Sponsors who have signed up by 5p.m. on 4/13 will be listed on a poster at the Hunt. All sponsors will be thanked up the BOCA Newsletter.
City of Houston Sidewalk Variance Formn
The city recently changed its standards for sidewalk replacement form 4 ft. wide to 5 ft wide regardless of location and type of street. This new requirement is detrimental to our street trees and alters the character of our neighborhood by creating more paved surfaces. BOCA encourages all neighbors who are contemplating a sidewalk replacement and builders building new homes to replace sidewalks with 4 ft wide sidewalks to match the rest of the neighborhood. The city has a variance procedure that is easy to follow. The application can be found here. Select “HOA Letter” as your reason for requesting the variance. Please attach our letter to your request. The BOCA letter can be found here.
TREES FOR HOUSTON/BOULEVARD OAKS