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 Memorial Day through Labor Day. The facility is available for University Park residents and those who reside in the Highland Park Independent School District only.

2017 Holmes Aquatic Center Schedule
Regular Pool Hours - May 30th - Aug. 26th  All Swim Senior Swim
Mondays - Saturdays 10:00am-8:00pm 8:00am-9:00am
Sundays 12:00pm-8:00pm 11:00am-12:00pm
Closings/Reduced Hours All Swim Senior Swim
July 4th Holiday 12:00pm-6:00pm CLOSED
July 17th - Pool Maintenance  CLOSED CLOSED
August 27th - Early Closing 12:00pm-6:00pm 11:00am-12:00pm
August 28th - September 1st CLOSED CLOSED
September 5th - September 8th CLOSED 8:00am-9:00am
Labor Day Weekend Hours All Swim Senior Swim
Saturday, September 2nd 10:00am-6:00pm 8:00am-9:00am
Sunday, September 3rd 12:00pm-6:00pm 11:00am-12:00pm
Monday, September 4th 10:00am-6:00pm 8:00am-9:00am
Special Pool Events    
July 14th - Dive In Movie - Zootopia Gates Open: 8:00pm Movie Starts: 9:00pm
July 28th - Dive In Movie - Moana Gates Open: 8:00pm Movie Starts: 9:00pm
August 25th - Dive in Movie - Finding Dory Gates Open: 8:00pm Movie Starts: 9:00pm
September 10th - Doggie Splash Day 12:00pm-3:00pm  

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 that 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 $3.00 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. 


Pool Passes Are Now Half Price!!
UP Resident     Non-UP Resident (Within HPISD)  
Renewal $30.00 Each   Renewal $60.00 Each
New Pass $35.00 Each   New Pass $65.00 Each
Senior Pass $20.00 Each   Senior Pass N/A
Active Military Pass $20.00 Each   Active Military Pass N/A

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.

ID Cards - New for 2017 - 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.

Click Here to Renew Your Passes Online

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


Printable 2017 Pool Pass Order 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

Peek Service Center4420 Worcola Street 

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm      

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.