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COVID-19 Updates and Information.

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Street milling & repaving project locations.

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Recreational Swimming begins July 1 at HAC.

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The Arbor - July 2020.

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Director of Parks and Recreation, Gerry Bradley retires.

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“Front Porch Project” photographer - UP 2020 Citizen of the Year.  

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City event cancellations due to COVID-19.

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We are happy to announce that the Holmes Aquatic Center is now offering recreational swimming with all pool amenities.  For more details on services, fees and guidelines, click here. 

Note:  Because of the Governor's Executive Order, facial covering must be worn at the facility by people 10 and older who are not swimming, who are not with immediate family members, and cannot maintain social distancing from others. 

Note: Due to social distancing concerns, all aquatics programs for the 2020 pool season have been cancelled. These include: swim lessons, swim team, senior swim, Dive In movies, library story time, Doggie Splash Day, and all onsite parties.


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
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.