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Curtis Park

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Overview

Curtis Park, located at 3500 Lovers Lane, was purchased from C. W Snider on June 1, 1931. Later that year, on August 17, Mayor Pro Tempore C. G. King signed the ordinance dedicating the park in honor of H. J. Curtis, who served as Mayor from 1930 to 1938.

Curtis Park is the summer aquatic, social and recreational hub of University Park. The Holmes Aquatic Center, named after former Mayor James "Blackie" Holmes, features a 50-meter pool that has a depth of 3 to 14 feet, and for the brave or young at heart, a 1-meter and a 3-meter diving board. Toddlers and preschool children may enjoy the shaded 2-foot-deep wading pool.

To the east of the pool area is a double tennis court, lighted for evening play and equipped with fiberglass practice backboards. Near the Westminster, cul-de-sac is an exciting playground installed in 2023 surrounded by benches and picnic tables, with the Turtle Creek ponds in the background. Not only does the pond provide a haven for numerous waterfowl, but it is also a great challenge for young anglers since catfish and bass are plentiful. A floating fountain aerates the water and, as darkness appears, the lights enhance the beauty of the cascading water. Across the stone bridge, there is another larger picnic area that can easily accommodate a small family reunion.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball Field
  • Practice Soccer Field
  • Lighted Tennis Courts
  • ADA Compliant Playground with artificial turf surface
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Fishing Pond
  • Swimming Pool
  • Walking/Jogging Trail
  • Two portable restrooms are available at this park site

Curtis Baseball Field

The Curtis Park Baseball Field is programmed primarily by the Park Cities YMCA during the spring and fall months. The field is currently not rented to individuals or teams for practice, and it's used on a first come basis. For youth programming questions, or to sign your child up for youth sports, please contact the Park Cities YMCA.

Curtis Park Soccer Field

The soccer field is programmed primarily by the Park Cities YMCA during the spring and fall months. The field is currently not rented to individuals or teams for practice, and it's used on a first come basis. For youth programming questions, or to sign your child up for youth sports, please contact the Park Cities YMCA.

Curtis Park Tennis Courts

All courts have fiberglass practice backboards and are lighted for evening play. A push-button switch located on the fence can turn on the tennis lights. A main timer allows the switch to activate from dusk to 10 pm only. Once the switch is pushed, allow 5 to 10 minutes for the bulbs to heat up and light the court. To report lighting problems or net repairs, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 214-987-5488.

Curtis Park Playground

For your Child's safety, the playground at Curtis Park is designed with two separate units based on recommended age usage by the Consumer Product Safety Council. The age groups covered are 2-to 5-year-olds and 5-to 12-year-olds.

Curtis Park Picnic Area

The picnic area may be reserved for use by residents. The picnic area has nine picnic tables and three small grills and three large grills. For reservations, please call 214-987-5488.

Curtis Park Lake is open year-round to young anglers.

Regulations:

  • Individuals over the age of 16 must have a valid state fishing license.
  • No boats or flotation devices are allowed in the lake.
  • No wading or swimming in the lake.
  • Young children should be supervised at all times.

Curtis Park Trail

The trail system meanders throughout the entire park site. The trail system is open to the public for walking and jogging from 6 am until 11 pm.