What Is It?
This 290-acre greenway offers Houstonians recreational opportunities and helps control flooding, and includes ponds, native plants, walking trails and gazebos, and a variety of wildlife.
Help with planting; cleaning and maintaining the landscape; refurbishing, replacing, or adding signs or other features; or volunteering at the annual MusicFEST. Please contact WWGC for COVID-related updates.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
Flexible. Check the calendar for conservation workdays, or contact the Conservancy to start your own project.
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Yes. The WWGC has hosted many Scout projects and other group projects.
HELP IMPROVE THE LANDSCAPE
Depending on the group and time of year, activities could include mulching; trimming trees and bushes; removing invasive plants; planting trees, iris, prairie plants, or other vegetation; picking up litter; and/or other conservation activities.
HELP AT THE ANNUAL WILLOW WATERHOLE MUSICFEST
Help at this annual 2-day spring event that includes 20 hours of free diverse music, an artist village with more than 40 participating artists, food trucks, and performers such as aerialists and stilt-walkers. Volunteer positions include greeters, setup, runners, parking guides, trash pick up, water delivery to musicians/artists, information booth, and more.
Please visit the WWGC website for more information about upcoming events, or to contact them for information about setting up a conservation project.
WILLOW WATERHOLE GREENSPACE CONSERVANCY
Houston, Texas 77035
Houston, Texas 77035
2017 Willow Waterhole MusicFEST (2017) (2 minutes)
Brays Oaks Management District Carp-a-thon 2017 at Willow Waterhole by eVision 1 Productions (2017) (1 minute 55 seconds)
Examples of past Scout projects
The WWG website gives examples of the more than 60 Eagle / Gold Award projects completed at the park. These include:
Eagle: Aidan K. (Troop 99) installed photo / selfie stands at the Schwartz Gazebo and at Westbury Lake. (2021)
Eagle & Gold Award: Sara H. (Troop 21126) and Gian H. and Joshua W. (Troop 500) did a combined Eagle/Gold Award project, planting 31 trees at Levitt Lake. (2016)
Eagle: Mitchell M. (Troop 99) and Ben B. (Troop 242) each landscaped a Clematis Lane Traffic Circle.
Eagle: Charles P. built a crushed granite trail at Rafferty Memorial. (2017)
Eagle: Justin V. built a footbridge at South Clematis Circle.
Other projects included installing birdhouses, a chimney swift habitat, bat houses, and trail distance markers and signs, and removing dead trees and brush.