Kempwood Civic Association - Welcome!

The Kempwood subdivision in Houston, Texas had its beginning in 1964 when 144 homes were built on the north side of Kempwood just west of Campbell road. Many of the first residents were first-time homeowners just beginning to raise a family. The neighborhood is now a congenial mix of all ages, cultures and origins.

The Kempwood Civic Association was founded to promote a safe and attractive community in which to live. One of the ways we seek to achieve this goal is through deed restrictions. Since Houston does not have zoning ordinances, as many cities do, the deed restrictions serve somewhat the same purpose. The enforcement of these rules is not intended to be dictatorial or restrictive of one's rights but serve to maintain the value of our property and provide a pleasant place in which to live. Please make yourself familiar with these rules; you may also obtain a copy from one of the board members.

Board Meetings

Board meetings are held at 7:00 pm on first Tuesday of each month at Fire Station 77, Kempwood at Gessner. Residents are encouraged to attend. View meeting dates on our Calendar.


The Civic Association annual dues are $35.00. These dues are allocated as follows:

  • $20 for maintenance of the Kempwood esplanade;
  • $10 for mosquito control;
  • $5 for the general fund.
This is a very reasonable amount when compared with $150-$800 mandatory maintenance fees that are required in some "HOA" neighborhoods! We urge you to join our group when one of your neighbors comes around to collect the dues this year.

Recent Announcements

  • 2019 Annual Meeting The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Kempwood Civic Association will take place February 19th, 2019 at 7:00pm at Fire Station 77 (10155 Kempwood Dr, Houston, TX 77080).
    Posted Feb 15, 2019, 5:53 PM by Charles Peklenk
  • Recycling Schedule 2019 The Houston Curbside Recycling Schedule (click the link for your own copy) is the same for this year as in the past. For our neighborhood, recycling trucks are supposed to appear on schedule "A" (Fridays on yellow highlighted weeks). It has been difficult to predict when they will actually come, but the schedule remains unchanged.
    Posted Jan 19, 2019, 8:24 PM by Charles Peklenk
  • Heavy Trash Pickup restarts; Tree Waste first The City of Houston will resume curbside pickup of Tree Waste in our neighborhood March 23, 2018 (next month), repeating every 2 months as usual.The City will resume curbside pickup of Junk Waste in our neighborhood April 27, 2018, repeating every 2 months as usual.
    Posted Feb 18, 2018, 7:35 PM by Charles Peklenk
  • Recycling resumes next week The City of Houston chose to suspend recycling during the week of the freeze.Original announcement: next recycling day for Kempwood will be Friday, February 2, 2018. The city announcement is at the link below: return the green bins to your usual place of concealment until that time.
    Posted Jan 23, 2018, 12:08 AM by Charles Peklenk
  • Neighbor News - Avondale Square The Avondale Square project (immediately to the west of Kempwood subdivision) was platted in 2010 with 153 lots. In November 2017, the city Planning Commission voted to allow a replat. Avondale Square Subdivision will now have 32 single-family residential lots.
    Posted Jan 6, 2018, 2:04 AM by Charles Peklenk
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