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About UP

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January 2023 UPdate.

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The Arbor - January 2023.

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SMU Gary Weber End Zone Stadium project.

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Snider Plaza Surface Improvements Project Mock-Up.

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Water Bill processing error for some recurring credit card customers.

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December 2022 UPdate.

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Saturday, January 28 at 10 a.m. - STEAM Station @ the Library.

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Tuesday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m. - Baby Story Time @ UPPL.

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Tuesday, February 7 - City Council Meeting

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Tuesday, February 21 - City Council Meeting

University Park, a predominantly residential community of more than 25,000 residents, is located approximately five miles north of downtown Dallas, Texas. The City is the home of Southern Methodist University and the George W. Bush Presidential Center.  It is also known for its attractive homes, beautiful parks, and numerous churches. The location of University Park in north-central Dallas provides easy access to a broad range of cultural, recreational, shopping, and business activities.
A diverse range of more than 7,000 homes supports a unique population base. One of the most highly-educated cities in the nation, 87 percent of residents over 25 have college or advanced degrees.
The City is served by the Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD). In state testing, HPISD students consistently rank among the highest in the state, with 97% of the graduating class typically continuing on to college.
The City prides itself on providing prompt and personal attention to requests for services. A primary goal of the City is to provide and maintain a secure residential atmosphere and, through a hometown policing approach, the City maintains crime rates among the lowest in the metropolitan area.
City Hall

3800 University Blvd.
University Park, TX 75205
Hours:  Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Police Administration - 214-987-5355 (Monday-Friday)
Fire Administration - 214-987-5380 (Monday-Friday)

Emergency: 911

Dispatch Center - Non-Emergency:

Peek Service Center

4420 Worcola Street
Dallas, TX 75206
Hours:  Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

UP Public Library

8383 Preston Center Plaza, Suite 200
University Park, TX 75225
Hours:  Tues. Wed. Thur. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. /  Fri. Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Closed Sun. and Mon.

Do you have a service request?  Please fill out a Service Request Form.  Examples of service requests include items such as pothole repair, brush collection, curb repair and the reporting of high weeds or other code violations.


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University Park's businesses, churches, and schools are some of the City's greatest assets.


Snider Plaza opened in 1927 and remains a thriving retail shopping center in the heart of University Park. Located at the corner of Hillcrest and Lovers Lane, its shops and restaurants receive high accolades from citizens and visitors alike. Preston Center, located at the corner of Preston Road and Northwest Highway, boasts upscale boutiques and fine dining establishments. There are also many wonderful shops and eateries located along Preston Road near Lovers Lane, on Lovers Lane near the Tollway and by SMU on Mockingbird.


Located throughout the City, the seven religious institutions within University Park are some of the most beautiful and well attended in the nation. Highland Park United Methodist Church and Highland Park Presbyterian Church were the homes of the largest congregations in the nation in the 1980's and maintain some of the most well-attended services for their faiths.

  • Highland Park Presbyterian ChurchHighland Park Presbyterian Church
  • Highland Park United Methodist Church
  • University Park United Methodist Church
  • Park Cities Baptist Church
  • Christ Lutheran Church
  • Preston Road Church of Christ
  • First Unitarian Church

The educational needs of University Park are met by the Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD), and Southern Methodist University (SMU).