The Woods of Shavano is a beautiful, vibrant, diverse community.
Your community association is responsible for the neighborhood amenities, events, and resources that make Woods of Shavano one of the best places to live.
Your support is voluntary... and we need you!
Ever returned home to your community and thought, Wow, that entrance looks great…..and I’m proud to live here? Have you strolled through the Indian Woods park and enjoyed the happy sounds of children playing in a well maintained facility with great playground equipment? Do you offer a challenge of ‘Tennis Anyone’ and felt appreciation for the sports courts? Do you attend the community events such as the Garage sale, National Night Out, Fourth of July Parade, and more? Have you held an event at the clubhouse? Does the convenience of voting in your clubhouse save you time?
These amenities, their maintenance, and the value they bring to our subdivision, are made possible thanks to the membership and support of folks like you! Your VOLUNTEER community board, along with assorted volunteer committees, make things happen to build a stronger, more involved community.
In Season, you can even enjoy a refreshing swim in the WOS pool with your kiddos, guests or grandkids? You can host events, celebrate birthdays, engage in yoga, and more!
This community is Our community. It is what we’ve made it and will be what we continue to create! And this is done with the VOLUNTARY support of those who own here either via hands on, or through financial support.
Your community needs you!
With the support of WOSCA, your neighbors have recently held community events including: Community Wide Garage Sale with Crafts/Vendors at clubhouse; 4th of July Parade; National Night Out; & more! We'd love to hear your suggestions for others!
Unlike a compulsory Home Owners Association (HOA), your membership and dues for the Community Association are voluntary.
Because we aren't an HOA, we are entirely dependent on the individuals and families in our community to pitch in to help us stay a vibrant, beautiful, well-maintained neighborhood to have pride in.
Volunteers work to welcome new residents to the community. There is nothing like being made to 'feel at home'!
The Community Association helps to organize and promote a huge event. Sales are held at individual homes, and crafts/vendors are available at the clubhouse. Usually held in November.
With lights and sirens from the escort of SAPD/SAFD first responders, kids of all ages decorate bikes, pets, and people. We gather at the Indian Woods Park and parade across Shavano Woods to Parksite ending at the pool for a day of celebration.
No sign up for this event! Just show up or cheer from the sidelines!
Come earn your official W.O.S. Polar Pool Plunge Certificate for participating in our early January event (if you dare). After all, this is Texas. It might be cool and frosty, or warm and sunny. But what the heck, it's all for fun and to raise funds for your community.
Look for details in Newsletter.
A community favorite. In Texas, we hold our events in October in hopes for more comfortable weather. With street ambassador help, we gather, meet, and mingle. Get to know your neighbors and show your community spirit.
From time to time, hands-on events are organized to improve our community, save money & generate pride. From pool area improvements to entrance landscaping to community park maintenance, these gatherings create opportunities to meet new neighbors and make new friends.
Why clean your own house for your next party, shower, or meeting when you can use the clubhouse?
The Woods of Shavano Clubhouse is available to rent for both members and non-members. All Full members are eligible for one free rental (plus the $60 use fee) after renewing their initial membership. Rental fees vary according to membership level. The Clubhouse can hold 52 people. We have 8 six-foot tables, 2 three-foot tables, and 52 chairs available for use.
A $100 refundable security deposit is required for all events.
Full members can also add the pool to your event from June through October.
See Community Pool Information for rental info. Call us today at 210-408-8331 (Ruby McDonald), or email email@example.com to reserve your date!
Rental Information available in Membership/Proxy/Resources section. See button below.
Information and Communication
Pool Manager: Patti Massey
Coach: Alexandra Dwyer
Assistant Coach: Will Porter
Team Representative: Patti Massey
Woods of Shavano Pool Phone: 492-9809
Shavano Sharks are Conference B Northside 1604 division
Information can be found at www.aaaa-sa.org
Swim Team registration days: Registration at Clubhouse typically mid March in to April.
Swim Team Pictures at the Woods of Shavano Pool ready to go by 8:45 a.m.
Practice & Meet Schedules to be provided each season.
The pool is open Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Weekdays and Sunday: 1-8 pm
Friday and Saturday: 1-9 pm
Using the Pool
Please remember to bring your key tags when you come to the pool.
If you renewed your membership, you will use the same pool key tags as last year.
New members can pick up pool key tags at the lifeguard desk.
There is a $5 charge for replacement pool key tags.
Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older)
The Baby Pool is for age 5 and under.
Members may purchase Guest Passes for $5.00 each. All guests must be accompanied by a member and must register as they enter the pool area.
You may be looking for a way to end the summer on a high note before sending your kids back to school or off to college. How about a pool party?
Full members of the Woods of Shavano Community Association can rent the pool for a private pool party. Contact Ruby McDonald at 210-408-8331 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Or, you may prefer to rent the pool deck for $25 and purchase swim passes for your guests.
For more pool information, please call
492-9809 (pool phone) during open hours.
The Woods of Shavano Community Association Board has initiated an agreement with Karen Mannheimer and Scott Wilbur of The Tennis Park at Whispering Oaks to institute a Shared-Court Program. This program will trade the use of the Indian Woods Park tennis courts for the needed improvements at no additional costs to WOS community association members. Tennis lessons will be offered by the two tennis instructors, and leagues may be formed. When the courts are not in use, they will be available to full members of the Association. An online reservation service will be set up to reserve court times.
Regular use of the tennis courts will enhance attractiveness, which can improve property values. Renewed activity discourages undesirable activity in the park, which often accompanies underutilized areas.
The Annual Meeting will be held in February of each year in the Woods of Shavano Clubhouse (13838 Parksite Woods).
(If you can't make it - click on the proxy form link below)
Please plan to be there! We have extremely important decisions to make—more so than most years!
If you do not know anyone who plans to attend, please check the appropriate box and the WOS Board members will vote your proxy.
Meeting Minutes available via button below.
Every month, with the efforts of your community volunteers, a newletter is written and mailed traditionally to every address in the community. There is no cost because the publisher sells advertising. Much of the thanks for this product goes to Ruby McDaniel. Please offer your thanks for her efforts.
Support your neighborhood, access the pool, tennis courts, book the clubhouse as an event venue.
Same benefits as Full Membership for WOS Residents, but for folks that live outside the neighborhood.
For those who wish to support the community but waive their pool or tennis access. Great for fixed incomes and business partners.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Below is a list of items in need of improvement to provide a first class community experience.
The HVAC system at the clubhouse is over 30 years old, inefficient, and kept running due to the kindness of a resident.
Equals an additional 43 Full Memberhips.
As of 2019, electricity costs about $1000 per month between pool equipment use, inefficient clubhouse infrastructure, and lighting. A solar system could be a long term solution.
We are currently on the wait list at CPS for their service.
The 40 year old Double Door sets allow for water penetration and reduce energy efficiency.
Equals an additional 20 Full Memberships.
Aging pool decks require annual maintenance costing around $2000 per year using voluntary labor. Replacement with long lasting composite material should reduce this expense.
Beginning late 2019 and in to early 2020 an Eagle Scout, Mr. Adrian Somerfield, is working on improving the large deck using composite materials. Fundraising is taking place with a goal of $7000 for materials only. Mr. Somerfield is providing the labor.
Hat tip to Adrian Somerfield.
Equals additional 96 Full Memberships.
Utilizing a partnership, the W.O.S.C.A. board was able to have the Indian Woods courts improved. This is a possible solution for the Parksite Woods location. But if the community funds this renovation this is an approximate expenditure.
Equals an additional 39 Full Memberships.
Replacement of pool water for health and safety. Approximately $3000.
Replace 40 year old clubhouse flooring. Approximately $4000.
Replace Clubhouse kitchen counters.
Restripe Parking Lot at Clubhouse (Eagle Scout project needing materials). Approximately $400.
Replace Pool Operations/Management Computer. Approximately $1000
Install Information Marquee.
Equals an additional 58 Full Memberships.
Our goal is to at a minimum to maintain the common areas and on this we're behind. Our preference is to improve the common areas for the community.
The Woods of Shavano Board of Directors meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 PM at the Woods of Shavano Clubhouse (13838 Parksite Woods).
All Woods of Shavano Community Association members are welcome to attend the meeting. The first 15 minutes of each meeting is reserved for resident input. If you are a member of the Woods of Shavano Community Association and would like to attend - please join us!
The annual meeting occurs each year in February to discuss the annual budget, elect Directors and discuss other critical issues. Please plan to attend!
13838 Parksite Woods, San Antonio, TX 78249
Joined the board, February 2020! Welcome Ami, and Thank You for choosing to volunteer.
I have lived in the Woods of Shavano for 30 years. I work at USAA designing computer systems and perform system consulting for various small businesses.
I have been involved in the community for various years from serving on the Board for 3 years; involved when my children were on the swim team to my involvement in with the Boy Scouts in performing services projects within the neighborhood.
Some of the projects performed are drainage work, rebuilding deck, basketball goals, picnic table/BBQ and a security system. Finally, in December I turn into Santa and help various organizations bring cheer.
My husband and I moved to the Woods of Shavano in 2002 after I retired from teaching in Northside ISD for 30 years. We chose the Woods of Shavano because, having taught at Locke Hill Elementary for 14 years, I knew a number of the families in the neighborhood. It was a well-established neighborhood. Many had lived here since homes were first built. It seemed a good place to call home.
If have always loved the neighborliness of the Woods of Shavano. It’s more like living in a small town than a neighborhood. People greet one another while walking or driving by. Some stop and chat. We help one another. In a time where some don’t even acknowledge their neighbors, these are rare and welcomed qualities.
I was elected to the Board in 2012 and have served as secretary for the majority of that time. I now have been given the distinction of having “institutional knowledge” since I’ve been around a while. In addition to serving as secretary, I also write Woods of Shavano Newsletter articles, and lease the Clubhouse and Pool for parties.
The boards I’ve served on have been good stewards of the Association’s assets. Much of what is done can be credited to the hard work and volunteerism of its members. Because our assets are aging, there is much left to be done. I would love to see more neighbors make commitments to our community through volunteerism, memberships, and involvement in our neighborhood’s activities. The Woods of Shavano is a great place to live, and it’s a job to be involved in helping it grow.
My wife Valarie and I moved to the Woods of Shavano in 2014 with our two “fur-babies,” a dog and a cat. You may see us showing off team spirit with a Spurs flag in front of our garage during playoff games or walking around the neighborhood with our chocolate labrador retriever.
My wife and I have lived in this area of San Antonio for a decade and picked Woods of Shavano as the perfect place for our first house because it’s beautiful, safe, the neighbors are friendly and it’s convenient to everything. I’m a south Florida native who moved to San Antonio in 1996. I graduated from Central Catholic High School and the University of Texas at San Antonio. My professional background is in banking, sales and consumer lending. I’m currently the Director of Consumer Lending at Firstmark Credit Union, the former San Antonio Teachers Credit Union.
I love living in Woods of Shavano. I have an enormous amount of pride in our neighborhood. I saw how hard our neighbors work on maintaining our park, the pool, the entrances and their own homes. I volunteered to join the board in order to do my part to maintain the strong sense of community that exists within Woods of Shavano.
The more involved I’ve become in the neighborhood, the more I have seen just how much work so many volunteers put into maintaining our fantastic facilities and community. I’d like to work to do a better job at shining a light on these incredible efforts so that they may inspire an even greater sense of community. Additionally, I’d like to assist in modernizing how our community can interact with the board. This includes making it easier to communicate with the board, increasing awareness of events and making it more convenient to pay dues and make donations.
Hi! My name is Debbie Perez, and I've lived in this great neighborhood for the past 5 years, and I love it here! The convenience to shopping, highways and restaurants etc. is awesome, but most of all, I enjoy this friendly community.
Five years ago I retired from teaching and quickly received my real estate license. I currently work for Century 21 Northside and enjoy helping families with all of their real estate needs. I've proudly served on the board for the last 3 years, and I look forward to seeing this community come together to better serve our neighborhood.
Hello Woods of Shavano Neighbors, My name is Heather Pilkington and my family and I moved into the neighborhood just over 2 years ago. The small town feel of our community, the variety of character of the homes and the pool and park are what we love best!
I work as a a REALTOR® at Keller Williams Heritage and am the co-founder of the Monstera Real Estate Group! I have loved getting to know our city inside and out through my passion and work, learning what different communities have to offer, etc!
I decided to volunteer for the WOSCA because I saw (and heard from friends and neighbors) a disconnect. I initially began assisting with the neighborhoods facebook page as a way to open lines of communication and share updates with the community! This neighborhood has so much to offer and so many wonderful people to enjoy it - We just need to find a way to connect the two! Shortly after, I joined as a board member! We are in a season of changes in Woods of Shavano and I am so excited to be a part of it.
Some of the improvements I would love to see in the neighborhood is a hefty growth in memberships, open communication between neighbors and the board, and MANY fun events like the 4th of July parade, National Night Out, Community Yard Sale, Pictures with Santa and more!
Anne and her family have lived in the Woods of Shavano since 2017. Prior to that, her family was stationed at Fort Hood, TX, and in Washington, DC, as a result of her husband's military career. Anne is a practicing attorney focusing on adoption and child welfare law.
In her free time, Anne enjoys spending time with her two kids; she has a daughter at Locke Hill Elementary and a son at Clark High School. She also enjoys tinkering on projects around the house, gardening, playing with her two very spoiled dogs and getting together with friends and neighbors.
Anne's goal for her time on the Board is to meet even more wonderful Woods of Shavano neighbors and figure out how to make this great neighborhood even better!
Since 1999, my husband Chris and I have lived in the Woods of Shavano, where we’ve enjoyed raising our family and forming meaningful relationships with our neighbors.
We are longstanding members of the
Woods of Shavano Community Association (WOSCA).
I believe when residents and board members, with a shared appreciation for where we live, apply our collective resources (human and financial), we can sustain a safe neighborhood with a healthy sense of community and
strong property values.
I’m grateful to live in the Woods of Shavano and enthusiastic about contributing my time and skills to help our association grow its membership; manage its assets; and advocate for its interests in the broader San
Few residents have lived in the Woods of Shavano from the beginning. When the Woods of Shavano was established, the only buildings on our area of DeZavala Road were Locke Hill Elementary and later Clark High School. The closest grocery store was at IH 10 and Wurzbach Road.
You might be interested to know how our community began. Development of the Woods of Shavano began in 1972 under the direction of three developers – M.M. Hughes, Jesse Baker, and Jerry Smith Sr. The developers were joined in the project by builders Gragg, Neimeyer, and Harrington. The first house was completed by Mr. Baker in early 1972 at Maybrook Woods and Parksite Woods. Soon after, Mr. Smith opened his model home at Parksite and Cypress Woods. The first homeowners moved into their home on Maybrook Woods in the summer of 1972.
Mail deliveries began after the required number of homes were completed and occupied. The earliest residents picked up their mail at the post office on Bandera Road.
On July 4, 1975, approximately 25 families held a picnic in a wooded area which is now 13915 Parksite Woods. A pool and clubhouse were built and the developers generously paid for homeowners’ first year’s membership in the Woods of Shavano Community Association which began on the date they closed on their homes. Membership renewals were billed to residents on the anniversary of that date.
Tennis courts were built and leagues were organized for spring, summer, and fall. There was also a children’s tennis clinic. A Home and Garden Club was organized as well as a baby-sitting Co-Op, a Vegetable Co-Op, and a Bridge Club.
While some things have changed today, there are still so many assets and organizations in the community that remain. Early residents were active in establishing this community. We hope you will join us in continuing that community spirit.