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.
BOCA’s 4th of July Party for 2020 & Virtual Fundraiser
As you know, BOCA's annual 4th Party is a 45+-year-old tradition and is the neighborhood’s primary fundraiser, in addition to membership dues. Although we are unable to gather in person this year, we ask for your support as a sponsor. As a sponsor, you will receive a patriotic Boulevard Oaks yard sign as a show of support and solidarity as a neighborhood. Sponsors will also be listed in the July Newsletter. Please watch your mailboxes and doorsteps for more information about the virtual 4th Party and fundraiser.
If you would like to SPONSOR THIS virtual EVENT (and receive a yard sign), simply mail your check, payable to BOCA, to PO Box 540331, Houston TX 77254. You may also contribute online with a credit card or a PayPal account by clicking below.
BOCA Annual MeetingHeld 6:30 pm (CST) Tuesday, June 2, 2020 via Zoom
Click here for draft minutes of the meeting
Goin’ on an Easter Egg Hunt, Bear Hunt or Tiger Hunt
Although the annual BOCA Easter Egg Hunt has been postponed until next year, we invite you to participate in a socially distanced Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt and help our youngest residents and families have some fun. If you would like to participate, just place a picture of an Easter Egg in your front window. Create your own artwork or print one of four options included in this PDF.
Oaks has joined neighborhoods across the country in “Bear Hunting” – a
great family activity to make neighborhood bike rides and walks more
fun during this time of social distancing. Homeowners put a sign and
a teddy bear in their windows so children can hunt for bears during
their walks. The teddy bear idea was inspired by a popular children’s
book and song. Families on Bartlett and Milford have started a Tiger
Hunt. See if you can find them this weekend as you search for
eggs. After this weekend, we invite you to replace eggs with this
bear hunt sign and a stuffed a bear or tiger. Let’s keep this going to
help keep our families entertained.
Bike Map for Boulevard Oaks
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!
here to see the picutures from BOCA's annual Caroling Party.
City of Houston Sidewalk Variance Form
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 join or renew your membership Download form here or use paypal below.
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