City News Briefs

October 8, 2015



Find details on road construction and public works projects in University Park by going to the Construction Projects page.

where to vote on november 3 - HPISD Bond PRoposal

On Tuesday, November 3, University Park voters will go to the polls to vote on HPISD’s $361.4 million bond proposal.  Various statewide propositions will also be on the ballot.   

On November 3, local voting locations will include the four HPISD elementary schools and Highland Park Middle School from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  

Early voting will take place October 19-30 at the HPISD Administration Building at 7015 Westchester Dr. and at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 7611 Park Lane, as well as other locations in Dallas County. 

Here are  dates and times for other early voting locations in the Park Cities:
Wednesday, October 21, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Hyer Elementary
  • McCulloch Intermediate/Highland Park Middle School 
Friday, October 23, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Armstrong Elementary
  • Bradfield Elementary
  • Highland Park High School
  • Highlander Stadium
Thursday, October 29, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Highland Park High School
Friday, October 30, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • University Park Elementary
  • Highland Park High School
  • Highlander Stadium
University Park City Hall will not be a polling place for either early-voting or for voting on November 3.

If you want to register to vote,  find out if you are registered, or need other election information -

fogging schedule to combat west nile virus  - October 7


University Park is one of the few communities in North Texas that conducts a scheduled city-wide fogging program. Mosquito season typically runs from May to October.  The City monitors the mosquito population through that time period. University Park’s fogging efforts follow accepted IPM (Integrated Pest Management) guidelines consisting of monitoring, trapping, larviciding and adulticiding.  To target mosquitoes during peak daily activity, protect beneficial insects and limit exposure for outdoor pets and residents who have sensitivities, fogging is conducted during the overnight hours.     

Fogging Schedule -- October 2015

Parks & Campuses

October 2 (Completed) 9 p.m. City Parks and HPISD School Campuses
October 8 ( Weather permitting) 9 p.m. City Parks and HPISD School Campuses
October 17 (Weather permitting) 9 p.m. City Parks and HPISD School Campuses
October 22 (Weather permitting) 9 p.m. City Parks and HPISD School Campuses
October 29 (Weather permitting) 9 p.m. City Parks and HPISD School Campuses

To help control mosquitoes in your area, take the following steps:

  1. Eliminate any stagnant or standing water. This can be found in birdbaths, non-circulating fish or lily ponds, plant saucers, low areas in your lawn, and around outdoor water faucets, etc.
  2. Reduce the amount of water placed on your lawn. Allow the top of the soil to dry out before watering again. Reprogram your irrigation controller based on the temperature and rainfall.
  3. Cover exposed soil with cedar or cypress mulch if possible.
  4. Clean out decomposed leaf matter from your storm gutters.
  5. Keep any unnecessary plant growth cut back.

If you notice yards or other landscaped areas with an abundance of mosquitoes, or spot standing water call the Parks and Recreation Department at 214-987-5488.

Watering by automatic sprinkler systems is limited to twice a week, year-round in University Park. 

  • The City continues to prohibit the use of automatic watering systems from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.  That limitation runs from April 1 to October 31. 

Consistent with ordinances in many other area communities, outdoor watering days are determined by
street address. 


  • Even - Residents with addresses ending in an even number can use automatic sprinklers on Sundays and Thursdays.
  • Odd - Addresses ending in an odd number  can use automatic sprinklers on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
  • Multi-family addresses and office buildings will water using their lowest street address number.

Residents can water at any time of the day or night, and on any day of the week, with a hand-held hose, a drip irrigation device, soaker hose or watering can.

When a Code Enforcement  officer sees a watering violation, the homeowner is notified and asked to comply.  Addresses that continue to be in violation will be mailed a formal notice.  After that, a Municipal Court citation will be issued. 

For more information on the City’s twice-a-week watering ordinance and watering tip, click here.

update 10-1-2015 Oncor tree trimming near overhead lines


Contractors for Oncor will continue trimming trees near its power lines in various sections of University Park.  The work began in August, and will continue over the next 3 or 4 months.  The streets and alleys in blue show where trimming has not yet taken place.  Trimming has been completed in the blocks shown in green.  The City will update the map periodically as work progresses. 

Oncor is doing the work to ensure continued reliability and safety of electricity in the area. Residents near the work areas will be notified by door hangers.  

To learn more about Oncor's vegetation management program, CLICK HERE.

To report a power outage, CLICK HERE.