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Parks & Recreation

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June 2021 UPdate.

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COVID-19 Updates and Information.

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2021 Park Cities Independence Day Parade.

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Ribbon cutting held for Shaddock Park.

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The Arbor - June 2021.

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Tree and Fence damage in a small section of UP was the result of an EF-0 tornado.

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Wednesday, June 16 at 10 a.m. - UP with Reading Family Performer: James Wand's "Operation Read...

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Wednesday, June 16 at 11:00 a.m. - Summer Splash Story Time.

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Friday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. - Outdoor Story Time.

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Saturday, June 19 at 9 a.m. - UPLift Summer Rooftop Yoga at The Lumen.

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Wednesday, June 23 at 11:00 a.m. - Summer Splash Story Time.

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Wednesday, June 23 at 3 p.m. - UP with Reading Virtual Crafternoon: Ocean Animals.

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Mask use inside City facilities

If you would like to wear a mask while visiting the Peek Service Center, please do so.  We continue to have paper masks on hand.  Hand sanitizer dispensers are also located throughout the building.


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.


Vision 

Our vision is to create community through People, Parks, Programs and Preservation. 
 

Mission

Our mission is to provide lifelong recreation and leisure opportunities for our residents, neighbors and guests through high quality programs in well-managed parks and recreation facilities. 
 

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
214-987-5611

The Holmes Aquatic Center is located within Curtis Park. The complex is open from late May 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. 


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.

Click here to view the park rules.