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Parks & Recreation

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COVID-19 Updates and Information.

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The Arbor - January 2021

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Searchers recover the body of UPPD Sergeant Robert Ramsey in the waters of Lake Tawakoni  

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Chief of Police retires after 16 years, new Chief of Police appointed  

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December 2020 UPdate

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Stormwater Detention Project wraps up in Caruth Park

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Friday, January 15 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Baby Story Time.

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Wednesday, January 20 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.

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Thursday, January 21 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Toddler Story - UP Public Library

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Friday, January 22 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Baby Story Time.

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Wednesday, January 27 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.

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Thursday, January 28 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Toddler Story - UP Public Library

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - City Council Meeting

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - City Council Meeting

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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. 
 

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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.

Click here to view the park rules.