Idylwood Civic Club

Idylwood is fortunate to have an active Civic Club populated by both new and long-time residents who care deeply about the neighborhood and are willing to give of their time and talents to preserve its unique character. The Civic Club coordinates with the City of Houston and other service groups such as the mayor's office and the police, constable, and firefighters to provide a safe environment for its residents. The Civic Club also acts when necessary to enforce Idylwood's deed restrictions, a major factor in keeping the neighborhood tidy and well-maintained. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Idylwood is a small enclave of about three-hundred-and-fifty 1930's-era homes, nestled in Houston's vibrant and developing East End. It is truly a place to call home.


NEWSLETTER: Idylwood News, March 2024 edition (available March 1, 2024). See also: previous editions.

*UPDATED* 2024 MEETING SCHEDULE: The 2024 Idylwood Civic Club meetings will take place at the homes of Board members who have generously offered to host them. Please bring your own beverage and snacks to share with others.

HALLOWEEN 2023: Take a look at neighbor Jim McCallum's excellent photos of this year's Halloween gathering in Spurlock Park.

MEETING MINUTES: Notes from the Board of Directors' meeting and the General meeting of the Idylwood Civic Club.

GARDEN CLUB: Updates from the Idylwood Garden Club are a regular feature in Idylwood News.


FISCAL-YEAR 2024 BUSINESS PLAN: The Idylwood Civic Club has developed its fiscal year 2024 business plan.

MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE: The Idylwood Civic Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month. All residents are welcome to listen for neighborhood news and to meet neighbors, local and state government representatives, community organizers, and members of local law enforcement.

DIRECTORY: Idylwood Civic Club Officers and Board of Directors

DEED RESTRICTIONS: Idylwood Civic Club Deed Restrictions

CURRENT BY-LAWS: Idylwood Civic Club Bylaws as approved by the Board on July 18, 2023.


We are starting a new fiscal year, which extends 16 months through December 2024. We will start collecting dues for this new fiscal year immediately. If you pay before the end of 2023, your rate will be $30. Our dues will increase to $40 starting January 2024. We have a goal to engage 50% of our households as dues-paying members this upcoming year. Your dues are used to enforce our deed restrictions, sponsor social events & fund community improvements. Extra donations for those purposes are always appreciated!

Pay through Zelle: Add your address to the memo line. If your bank or credit union doesn't offer Zelle® yet, just download the Zelle® app to get started.

If you prefer to pay by cash or a check (made out to 'Idylwood Civic Club'), mail your contribution to:

Idylwood Civic Club
PO Box 9225
Houston, TX 77261-9225

No matter which method you choose to use, always include your address to ensure that you receive the payment credit!

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