Parks & Recreation

University Park - Parks and RecreationOverview

The City's Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for maintaining and developing eight major parks to serve a wide variety of recreational and leisure needs for residents both today and in the future. The Department is committed to providing and maintaining the parklands in a quality cost-effective manner.


Our vision is to create community through People, Parks, Programs, and Preservation. 


Our mission is to provide lifelong recreation and leisure opportunities for our residents, neighbors, and guests through high-quality programs in well-managed parks and recreation facilities.

Registration System Migration - October 1, 2023

Constant Contact Whats New w CivicRec

The time has come! We would like to introduce to you our new registration system, CivicRec! Get ready to explore this user-friendly platform!

If you've had a RecTrac account in the past three years, we've got you covered! Your account information has automatically been transferred to the new system. To access your account on CivicRec, all you need to do is follow these steps on or after October 1st:

  1. Visit the new website: CivicRec
  2. Click on "Log in/Create an Account"
  3. Click on the "Forgot Password" option
  4. Use your RecTrac primary account email to reset your password
  5. Voilà! You're all set to enjoy the new and improved recreation experience

To help get you started, you can view tutorial videos on performing basic functions by clicking on the "How-To Videos" tab on the catalog page (shown below).

CivicRec Screenshot

We can't wait for you to discover all the exciting features CivicRec has to offer.

Tennis Court Reservations

The City offers five double tennis courts for recreational tennis play (Burleson, Caruth, Curtis, Germany, Smith). All courts have fiberglass practice backboards and are lighted for evening play. Court reservations can be made on CivicRec.

Pickleball Court Reservations

The City offers six pickleball courts at Williams Park for recreational play. The pickleball courts are lighted for evening play. Court reservations can be made on CivicRec.

Due to nearby field play, parking near Williams Park can sometimes be difficult to find. Pickleball partners may want to share a ride.

Park Reservations

The parks are available for events such as birthday parties and picnics. Park reservations require a security deposit and a land use fee. For events with over 200 guests, a formal request must be submitted in writing and approved by the City Council.

View the park rules.