The City of West U Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Independence Day Bike Parade and Pool Party on Thursday, July 4.
Residents should line up in front of West U Elementary, 3756 University, at 8:45 a.m. to participate in the parade. Participants are encouraged to decorate their bicycles, tricycles, wagons, and strollers. The Bike Parade begins promptly at 9 a.m. The parade route will continue west on University, turn south on Academy, and then proceed west on Byron to Colonial Park Pool.
After the parade, festivities will continue until 12 p.m. with complimentary admission to the pool. The event features caricature artists, face painters, balloon artists and more. Earn some extra cash during the popular money dive and have your camera ready for the annual “Dads Belly Flop” contest. Cool off with a root beer float and take a dip in the pool.
West U Rotary will hold their annual BBQ fundraiser benefiting the West U Little League Challenger Program; a suggested donation of $5 will get you a plate of tender beef brisket.
The event wraps up around 12 p.m., but guests are welcome to stay and enjoy a lazy afternoon at the pool, as it will remain open until 6 p.m.
For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 713-662-7420.