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, May 2023 edition. See also: previous editions.

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

NEW TRAIL: Presented at the Idylwood Civic Club general meeting on February 21, 2023 was The Destination Trail, a proposed hike and bike trail spanning approximately 31 miles within Harris County within the cities of Houston, South Houston, and Webster, Texas.

UPDATE: Wayside Drive between I-45 and Polk St to be refurbished; construction beginning Summer 2023. See also: Presenter's notes from the January 17, 2023 general meeting of the Idylwood Civic Club.

TELEPHONE ROAD REVITALIZATION: The City of Houston Public Works is in the early stages of a project to improve the safety of Telephone Road between Interstate 610 and Lawndale. The project is funded in part by a U.S. Department of Transportation RAISE grant. Also see: Engage Houston

PHOTOS: On October 22nd, Idylwood residents of all ages dressed up and gathered in Spurlock Park to celebrate Halloween 2022 with hot dogs, face painting, and a costume contest.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED Multiple Dates: Austin High School seeking volunteers for "Teach-A-Teen" adulting and life-skills workshops.

GARDEN CLUB: Updates from the Idylwood Garden Club are a regular feature in Idylwood News. Follow the link to the newsletter above.


MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE: The Idylwood Civic Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month. Unless announced otherwise, meetings take place at 7:30 PM at the Houston Health Department's Magnolia Multi-Service Center located at 7037 Capitol Street. 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

APPROVED UPDATE TO BY-LAWS:Idylwood Civic Club Bylaws as approved by the Board on October 18, 2022, and approved by members during the November 15, 2022, general meeting.

NEW FENCE POLICY: In accordance with amendments to Chapter 202, Section 23, of the Texas Property Code that took effect on September 1, 2021, the Idylwood Civic Club has adopted a new perimeter fence policy.

DUES PAYMENT: Pay your optional Civic Club dues via Zelle by sending funds to If you prefer to pay by cash or a check made out to 'Idylwood Civic Club', drop your contribution into our treasurer's mailbox at 1725 Idylwood Drive. No matter which method you choose to use, always be sure to include your address to ensure that you receive the credit! The suggested amount is $30.

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