Holmes Aquatic Center

University Parks PoolThe Holmes Aquatic Center is located at 3501 Lovers Lane within Curtis Park. The complex offers a 50-meter pool, a giant water slide, 3-and 1-meter diving boards and a walk-in ramp to aid handicapped accessibility. A separate pool, with an aerated fountain and shaded area is available for younger children.

Adjacent to the existing children's pool and approximately 1,500 square feet in size, a zero-depth sprayground automatically distributes water to more than 25 spray and water features so that younger children can safely spray, splash and slosh the day away.

The complex is open from May 26th through Labor Day. The facility is available for University Park residents and those who reside in the Highland Park Independent School District only.

2018 Holmes Aquatic Center Schedule

August 1st - August 19th Regular Swim Senior Swim
Mondays - Saturdays 10:00am-8:00pm 8:00am-9:00am
Sundays 12:00pm-8:00pm 11:00am-12:00pm

August 20th - September 2nd

Regular Swim

Senior Swim
Mondays - Fridays POOL CLOSED 8:00am-9:00am
Saturdays 10:00am-6:00pm 8:00am-9:00am
Sundays 12:00pm-6:00pm 11:00am-12:00pm
Labor Day - Monday, September 3rd Regular Swim Senior Swim
  10:00am-6:00pm 8:00am-9:00am
September 4th - 7th Regular Swim Senior Swim
Tuesday - Friday POOL CLOSED 8:00am-9:00am
September 9th - Doggie Splash Day!
See Our "Special Events" Page for Details
Dive-In Movies! Gates Open: Movie Begins:
Friday, August 17th - Movie: Sherlock Gnomes 8:00pm 9:00pm

For questions regarding the city's aquatic facility, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department office at 214-987-5488.

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The Holmes Aquatic Center is available to residents of University Park, and those who reside within the HPISD.
To enter, you must provide proof of residency such as a driver license or current utility bill at the gate upon entrance.

The cost for daily admission to the pool is $5 for everyone ages six (6) and older. We also offer a reduced entry rate of $3 to our active military residents with a valid ID. 

Summer pool passes are also available. The purchase of a season pass covers your admission fees for the full pool season. Pricing and purchase information for our summer pool passes is listed below. 


Available Now!  
We hope to make buying your summer pool pass easier than ever before! 
Please be sure to read all the way down to find out how and where you can get your Summer 2018 Pool Pass! 


UP Resident Rates   Non-Resident Rates *Must Reside in HPISD*
Renewal $50.00 Each Renewal $100.00 Each
New Pass $70.00 Each New Pass $120.00 Each
Senior (60+) $40.00 Each Senior (60+) $80.00 Each
Active Military $40.00 Each Active Military $40.00 Each

If you have had passes with us before, then you simply need to renew your family's existing passes. 
Renewals can be completed online or by mail.

Click here to Renew your passes online!

ID Cards - Please Read Carefully
ID cards will now be printed EACH year for ALL pass holders. We will no longer issue yearly stickers for your existing pool passes. ID cards must be presented for entry each time you visit the pool. Passes are valid only for the person whose name and photo appears on the card. Photos can be done in person at the time of the purchase, or by email. Unless otherwise specified, we will use the photo we have on file for each passholder in your family.

Email Address for Pool Pass Photos:  alively@uptexas.org   
Please indicate in your email who each photo is for. 

Renew Online 
To renew online, you will need your user name and password to access the system. If you are unsure of your login info, please contact the Parks & Recreation office at 214-987-5488. 

Renew by Mail
If you prefer to mail in your renewal, download and complete the form, enclose with your payment, and mail to:

City of University Park
Parks and Recreation Department
3800 University Blvd.
University Park, Texas 75205

Click Here for a (2018) Printable Renewal Form

New Passes
First time pool applicants must come in person to purchase pool passes. Please note the dates and times listed below when passes are sold at the Peek Service Center, or the Holmes Aquatic Center. Passes are not sold at City Hall.  

Proof of residency is required to purchase pool passes. We ask that you bring (2) forms of residency such as a drivers' license, utility bill, or lease/home contract. 

ID cards will be issued for each person in your family purchasing a pass. Once your account has been set up, pictures can be done in person at the office, or by email. 

Where to Buy

Holmes Aquatic Center
(UP Pool)

3501 Lovers Lane University Park, TX 75225
Dates/Hours: June 4th - June 29th
UP Library 8383 Preston Center Plaza, Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75225
Hours: Monday Closed
  Tuesday - Thursday 10:00 am-8:00 pm
  Friday - Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm

If you have additional questions about the Holmes Aquatic Center or pool passes, please visit the Pool Pass FAQs page, or contact Parks & Recreation at 214-987-5488.