Saturday and Sunday,
September 27th and 28th


Click Here for the Wait List

Registration is full, please click on the wait list link above to submit your name.  We will contact you if a spot opens up.

For more information on the event, including underwriting and sponsorship opportunities, please click on the Fathers & Flashlights tab above.

Thank you to the Cheng and Gilder families for co-chairing this popular West U campout.


Saturday, February 7, 2015
Omni Hotel

Thank you for your continuing investment in West U Parks!

2012, 2013 and 2014 Corporate Sponsor

Friends is thrilled that Direct Energy has donated another $50,000 to West U Parks for 2014.  This is the third consecutive year of serving as Friends Corporate Sponsor and we are very grateful for their generosity.  A check for 2014 was presented to Friends at the February 8, 2014 Park Lovers' Ball.

The first $50,000 check was presented to Friends in November of 2011.  Pictured left to right Leah Ragiel, Friends Chair, Councilman Dick Yehle, Steven Murray, President Direct Energy Residential, Mayor Bob Fry, Councilman Ed Heathcott, Councilwoman Joan Johnson, and
Donna LaMond, Friends Executive Director.

Direct Energy invites you to take advantage of a special offer for Friends and Family.  Click here and enter offer code FAMILY to receive your exclusive offer.

Park Lovers' Ball 2014
Raises Over $262,000
For West U Parks and
 Green Spaces

Saturday, February 8, 2014


Direct Energy $50,000 Check Presentation

See photos of the event at under West U Parks gala.

Honorary Chair:  Cecilia Binig McCann

Event Co-Chairs
Megan and Drew Morris
Nancy Kate and Mark Prescott
Kara and Dax Sanders
Donna LaMond
Auction Chair
        Ting Bresnahan      
Underwriting Chair
Caroline Billipp
Decor Co-Chairs
Kim Etheridge
Maria Elena Herbst

Without the generosity of our underwriters and supporters, the parks in West University Place would not be the beautiful and functional parks they are today.  Thank you to those who have supported us in the past and we hope that we can count on your continuing support. 

To make a general tax deductible donation
to Friends of West U Parks, please click below.

Donate now.

Friends Taxpayer Number  76-0192413

The Friends of West University Place Parks Fund, Inc., (Friends) is a volunteer based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising funds for the redevelopment and improvement of parks and green spaces in the City of West University Place.