City News Briefs

December 11, 2017

Germany Park track resurfacing completed

The park's resurfaced track is now ready for runners and walkers of all ages. While you're there, be sure to checkout the park's new outdoor fitness area that features several components to support individual workouts and exercise programs. Like the track, for user accessibility and safety, the fitness area has a rubberized surface.


Fish for Rainbow Trout at the pond in Caruth Park

Each year, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stocks state waters with rainbow trout.  The pond at Caruth Park is now one of more than 100 sites on that list.  The bag limit is (5) fish per day.  Worms, salmon eggs and cheese are recommended bait.  Anglers 17 and older will need a Freshwater Fishing Stamp License.  Trout fishing runs through early March.  For Fishing Tips, click here.

Holidays at UP Public Library

Visit the University Park Public Library in the Plaza at Preston Center Saturdays in December for holiday entertainment and treats for all ages.  All programs begin at 3 p.m. and are free-of-charge.  For more information call the library at 214-363-9095.

UP @ the Library
December 2 – Story time with Mrs. Claus
December 9 – Holiday Crafts and Treats
December 16 – Holiday fun and mischief with Leon the Elf 

Program sponsors:

Christine McKenny and Allie Beth Allman and Associates 

Donations for Genesis Women's Shelter

Again this holiday season, the University Park Police Department is collecting new toys and new clothing for children of all ages who are serviced by the Genesis Women's Shelter in Dallas.  The organization provides safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence, and raises awareness regarding its cause, prevalence and impact.

The donation effort runs through Wednesday, December 20.  You can drop donations off at UP City Hall (3800 University Blvd.). The donation box is located just inside City Hall's 24-hour entrance.

November 2017 UPdate

Catch up on City items of interest, department-by-department.  UPdate is a new online publication that is distributed mid-month.  Read the November 2017 version of UPdate.

Concrete pours and steel at UP Elementary School site

Through the end of January, activity at the site of the UP Elementary School rebuild will center on concrete pours and the delivery and installation of steel to frame and support the 3-story building. 

All piers are complete. Foundation walls are under construction, steel columns are being installed and grade beams have been poured in the building's education wing of the building. About half of the slab has been poured in the education wing and the parking garage. Most of the basement walls have been poured, and most concrete columns are poured. 

During the delivery of concrete to the site, personnel will stage trucks on Lovers Lane in the existing head-in parking areas, so traffic impact should be minimal.  Trucks will come to and exit the site on Lovers Lane.  Flagmen will be assisting the trucks at all times.  This activity is generally scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.    

Renovations underway at the Holmes Aquatic Center

Construction is underway on a new building that will feature an updated concessions area, family-style restrooms, meeting rooms and improvements to the children's sprayground pump equipment.  Construction of the new building is scheduled to be complete in time for the 2018 pool season.  A timetable for the redesign of the existing west building has not been finalized.

Curtis Park's tennis courts, play areas and other amenities will remain open throughout the project.