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
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
The Agenda includes annual elections, reports from
committees, the Patrol, and University Place Super Neighborhood.
Minutes of the 2020 annual meeting can be found
If you are
unable to attend, please return a
Proxy by email to info@BoulevardOaks.org,
or by fax to 713-807-1790, or hand-deliver your proxy to 1611 Banks St.
c/o James Cogan.
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).
have received an invitation with the Zoom link by email. If you did not
contact BOCA via info@BoulevardOaks.org
to get the Zoom meeting link.
4th of July Party
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.
Page for more sponsor and underwriter opportunities, or to volunteer.
THIS EVENT. Mail checks to BOCA, PO Box 540331, Houston TX 77254,
or donate online by clicking below.
Bike Map for Boulevard Oaks
Tired 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 www.BikeHouston.org.
here to see the picutures from BOCA's annual Caroling Party.
Thank you Elaine Mut for the great photographs!
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.
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.