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Boulevard Oaks Civic Association
P.O. Box 540331
Houston, Texas 77254
Voice: (713) 528-2622








joinBoulevard 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.

BOCA Annual Meeting: 6:00 pm, Wed., June 16, 2021

Please join us for the BOCA annual meeting next on the 16th via Zoom (get the app here). The meeting will be held virtually for health and safety, but we plan to meet in person next year. Council Member Abbie Kamin (District C) will join us at the beginning of the meeting and will update us on the new budget and matters impacting our neighborhood.

The Agenda includes annual elections, reports from committees, the Patrol, and University Place Super Neighborhood. Minutes of the 2020 annual meeting can be found here.

If you are unable to attend, please return a Proxy by email to, or by fax to 713-807-1790, or hand-deliver your proxy to 1611 Banks St. c/o James Cogan.

Voting will be by Proxy or using the "Chat" feature on Zoom. If you are new to this app, you may wish to familiarize yourself with its features in advance of the meeting. Join the Zoom Meeting (Waiting Room will open at 5:45 pm on the 16th).

You should have received an invitation with the Zoom link by email. If you did not contact BOCA via to get the Zoom meeting link.

BOCA 4th of July Party

The Party will take place IN-PERSON on Sunday, 7/4/21 in the 1700 block of North Blvd. as usual from 6 – 9 pm! Get out your red, white, and blue flags, décor, and outfits and join us for the best neighborhood 4th of July party in town. Over the years, the part has grown from a small block party on various blocks of Milford more some 50 years ago. Last year, due to the pandemic, we celebrated in our own yards and displayed patriotic signs. This year we are looking forward to reconnecting, sharing songs, and dancing in celebration of our country. But we will have distancing in the food line and jugs of hand sanitizer available.  Click here for information about the party.

Visit our SignUp Page for more sponsor and underwriter opportunities, or to volunteer.

SPONSOR THIS EVENT. Mail checks to BOCA, PO Box 540331, Houston TX 77254, or donate online by clicking below.


4th of July Yard Sign Contest for Kids

2020 Yard Sign UpdatedDesigned by Sara VarelaCalling young artists!  Submit your designs for the Fourth of July Sign contest. The sign dimensions will be 18"x24" landscape orientation. Please submit artwork with on an 8.5 x 11” page. The deadline for entries is June 19th. Designs should include the name “Boulevard Oaks” and may also incorporate the BOCA tree logo (found on our homepage). The winning design and runners up will be announced in the newsletter.

Bike Map for Boulevard Oaks

BOCA bike MapTired of being stuck home and desperate to have your kids go outside and play?  Take your family for a bicycle ride!  It’s a fun, safe, and healthy way to spend time outside while observing Houston’s stay-at-home order.  Check out the handy Boulevard Oaks bike map and explore your neighborhood on bike! 

Luckily, our neighborhood streets are pretty much all bike-friendly and pleasant to ride on.   If you wish to get a little further out, Hermann Park is an easy bike ride away.  For even longer rides, Buffalo Bayou Park has excellent bike trails. You can reach either destination using the suggested routes in the map we have provided.  Just remember, parks are currently closed, so a ride on our mostly empty local street is a great alternative.

Don’t forget to keep social distancing precautions while you ride.  Avoid riding in large groups.  If you ride bikes not belonging to you or family members living with you, wash your hands before and after, and use disinfecting wipes. For more safe riding tips and suggestions for popular bike circuits in Houston visit

BOCA Caroling Party 2019

Click here to see the picutures from BOCA's annual Caroling Party.
Thank you Elaine Mut for the great photographs!

City of Houston Sidewalk Variance

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

Please help keep the" Oaks" in Boulevard Oaks by making a tax-deductible donation to the Trees for Boulevard Oaks program and help keep the neighborhood green. Your contribution will allow us to replace trees that have been lost recently, plant new trees in locations where redevelopment has created new planting opportunities, and to water at-risk trees in locations without access to irrigation. Let us know if you have a specific need for a street tree.

Donate online through the Trees for Houston website and select "Boulevard Oaks" at the top of the portal to ensure your donation is designated for use within our neighborhood. Or mail a check payable to “Trees for Houston” with a notation of “BOCA fund” in the memo line.  Download the Street Tree Campaign Forms and mail your check c/o BOCA at P.O. Box 540331, Houston, TX  77254. Please do not mail to Trees for Houston.  Contributions to our neighborhood street tree planting and maintenance program are fully tax-deductible. More information about this project and ways to protect your street trees can be found here.

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