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, September 2023 edition. See also: previous editions.

WATER LEAKS: City of Houston City Council member Sally Alcorn has provided the Idylwood Civic Club with an update on the City's broken water line repair challenges. Click here for more information.

METRO UNIVERSITY CORRIDOR PROJECT: METRO is asking residents to join an upcoming discussion workshop and provide feedback regarding the METRORapid University Corridor Project. To attend, you must register by August 25.

ADOPTED BYLAWS CHANGE: During the July 18th general meeting of the Idylwood Civic Club, members voted upon and adopted changes to the Civic Club bylaws that align the Club's fiscal year with the calendar year. The current ICC bylaws can be found here.

UPDATED MEETING SCHEDULE: The remainder of the 2023 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. Click the link for full meeting details.

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

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.

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. 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. Click the link for full meeting details.

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.


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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