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The City of University Park has activated a critical services model beginning Tuesday, March 24 due to COVID-19. All essential public safety services are continuing to operate without disruption. The 911 Dispatch Center located at City Hall also continues to take walk-in traffic 24 hours a day.

Please take note of the following operational impacts for Parks & Recreation:

  •  - All playground equipment is currently closed to the public.
  •  - All tennis courts are closed until further notice.  Accordingly, the reservations system has been deactivated. 
  •  - All special events through April 30 are canceled.


A full list of service disruptions can be found here. 


The City's Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for maintaining and developing eight major parks to serve a wide variety of recreational and leisure needs for residents both today and in the future. The Department is committed to providing and maintaining the parklands in a quality cost-effective manner.
 

Peek Service Center

4420 Worcola Street
Dallas, TX 75206
214-987-5488
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
 

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Holmes Aquatic Center

3501 Lovers Lane
University Park, TX 75205
214-987-5611

The Holmes Aquatic Center is located within Curtis Park. The complex is open from May 25th through Labor Day. The facility is available for University Park residents and those who reside in the Highland Park Independent School District only.  Jump into summer with our Aquatic Programs! We offer swim lessons for children ages 3 and older. We also have a swim team for swimmers ages 5 to 17. 
 

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Tennis Court Reservations

The City offers six double tennis courts for recreational tennis play. All courts have fiberglass practice backboards and are lighted for evening play.


Park Reservations

The parks are available for events such as birthday parties and picnics. Park reservations require a security deposit and a land use fee. For events over 200 guests, a formal request must be submitted in writing and approved by the City Council.