After completing roughly $1 million in park improvements, West University Place residents are being invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reopening of Wier Park.

What residents should know

West U City Council, officials with nonprofit Friends of West U Parks and city staff will be on site to kick off the event on June 29, from 9 a.m.-11 a.m., according to a news release. Officials are expecting an increase in traffic to the area with the 5500 block of Belmont Street to be closed starting at 8 a.m.

Once the ceremony is complete, the street will be reopened.
  • Free (admission)
  • June 29, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • 3012 Nottingham St., West University Place
The details

Improvements at the park will include:
  • Increasing the park's usable area by 6,500 square feet
  • Installing new fencing and bollard lighting at gate entries
  • Replacing artificial turf
  • Removing decomposed granite, and adding new connective pathways and shade structures
  • Expanding play areas, including adding play mounds and a swing
  • Installing a new gate entry and pavers at the entrance from Nottingham Street
  • Adding a gathering area that residents can use for smaller events and picnics
  • Resurfacing and restriping tennis and basketball courts
  • Adding more seating