About Binglewood

About Us

Binglewood is a neighborhood located within the Spring Branch area of Houston, Texas comprised of 741 single-family homes and consisting of six sections.  We are situated south of I-10, west of Bingle Road between Hollister and Peppermill, and south of Clay Road, between Kempwood and Clay Road.  James W. Lee Park (aka Binglewood Park), a City of Houston park, is located in the heart of the neighborhood.


We have an active volunteer Civic Club called, “Binglewood Civic Association, Inc.” which is a Texas non-profit property owners association.  Our annual dues of $50 are voluntary as to Sections One through Five and mandatory as to Section Six.  (Title companies should contact the Civic Club Treasurer at treasurer@binglewood.com for amounts due for property sales in the area.)


Our convenient location provides easy access to popular shopping venues, such as Memorial City Mall, CityCentre and The Galleria, as well as access to healthcare at the sprawling Memorial City Memorial Hermann Hospital campus on Gessner.  Binglewood is located within the award-winning Spring Branch Independent School District, making our neighborhood a desirable location in which to raise a family.


Binglewood benefited from a 2019 City of Houston flood prevention drainage project in portions of Sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 in which new curbs and gutters were installed. Our neighborhood park, James W. Lee Park, was renovated as a part of the drainage project and boasts a brand-new playground, sheltered benches, a walking trail and pet waste stations throughout the park.


Join us!

Please consider joining the Binglewood Civic Association by paying the annual dues.  These donations and fees cover the costs incurred by the Civic Association throughout the year in maintaining our landscaping, signage, security, and website, as well as making other improvements suggested by our residents.  Officers and directors are elected every year in November to serve one-year terms, and directors serve staggered three-year terms, with one director rolling off the Board each year.  (See the “Organizational Documents” tab for more information.)


You do not need to be an officer or board member to make a difference in Binglewood!  All Binglewood residents are  encouraged to attend monthly member meetings (currently via Zoom) as well as monthly PIP meetings held by the Houston Police Department and  Spring Branch Super Neighborhood meetings.  You can also submit articles to our newsletter, Binglewords, report violations of the deed restrictions to keep our neighborhood looking good, and participate in volunteer projects to help your neighbors or benefit the neighborhood as a whole. (See “About Binglewood>Newsletters” for past copies of Binglewords.)


Please go to the “Contact Us” tab to let us know of your interests and how you want to pitch in.


All of us who live in Binglewood, past and present, have benefitted so much over the years by having this wonderful City of Houston park in our neighborhood.  It has become a neighborhood gathering spot and the site of so many wonderful community events in Binglewood.

James W. (Jimmy) Lee grew up in Binglewood with his parents, two brothers and a sister.  His parents had lived in Binglewood since 1962 and Jimmy’s brother and sister still do. He graduated from Spring Woods High School and was accepted by Texas A&M University, the first in his family to go to A&M.  Jimmy graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry & Parks Management. He wanted to make it his life’s work to manage, conserve, and restore the world’s diverse forests.  Jimmy went on to pursue a Master’s Degree and intended to put his knowledge to work for his fellow Texans in the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.  His Master thesis was on acclimating ring-necked pheasants to Texas as part of a wildlife preservation program. 

Tragically, he was killed in an automobile accident on September 11, 1982 in College Station, only two months before graduation.  His parents were awarded his Master’s Degree posthumously in 1982 by the University.  Jimmy’s distraught parents wanted to honor their late son and asked the City of Houston if the neighborhood park where Jimmy had lived and first learned to love nature could be named in his honor.  The City, along with Jimmy’s Binglewood neighbors, agreed. 

The park was named, “James W. Lee Park” in Jimmy’s honor and was dedicated as a City of Houston Park named for Jimmy in 1988. 

We thank the Lees for all they have done for Binglewood and are proud to have our park named in honor of their son and brother.