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.
- 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
Curtis Park Picnic Area
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.