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Parks & Recreation

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COVID-19 Updates and Information.

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Street milling & repaving project locations.

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City and Town extend nighttime curfew through 6 a.m. June 6.

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Caruth Park Stormwater Detention Project - May 2020.  

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The Arbor - June 2020.

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UPPL Summer Reading Programs

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City event cancellations due to COVID-19.


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.

Tennis Courts are open for play  Click here for details

City Playgrounds now open 

In line with directives included in Governor Abbott’s most recent COVID-19 executive order, the City will soon reopen all playgrounds.  Prior to Friday, May 29 when all playgrounds will be open, Parks and Recreation Department crews will disinfect all playground equipment.  Athletic training activities in City parks can also resume next Friday.  In keeping with health and safety recommendations, the City requests that exercise groups limit their size and that all individuals continue to practice social distancing even while enjoying our playgrounds.  

Lap Swimming at Holmes Aquatic Center summer 2020

The Holmes Aquatic Center will open for the summer no latter than Wednesday, July 1.  The unanimous decision to provide lap swimming only was made during the May, 19 City Council Meeting. 

While some cities in the Dallas Fort Worth area have decided to close their pool facilities this summer, University Park and several other local communities have chosen lap swimming as the best alternative for providing residents with some outdoor exercise and summer fun while meeting staffing considerations and effectively managing on-site social distancing  requirements.  As the City Council discussed during the May 19 meeting, the City will continue to evaluate all options for expanded pool use.  

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
General Parks/Maintenance Information: upparks@uptexas.org   
Pass Information: uppasses@uptexas.org

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Holmes Aquatic Center

3501 Lovers Lane
University Park, TX 75205

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.