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Parks & Recreation

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Mosquito fogging - Friday, September 23.  

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2023 City Budget adopted by the City Council.

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September 2022 UPdate.

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COVID-19 Updates and Information.

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Help UPPD reduce vehicle burglaries.

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The Arbor - September 2022.

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Saturday, September 24 at 3 p.m. - UP @ the Library Family Time.

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Tuesday, September 27 at 10:30 a.m. - Baby Story Time @ UPPL.

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Wednesday, September 28 at 10:30 a.m. - Preschool STEAM and Stories.

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Thursday, September 29 at 10:30 a.m. - Outdoor Toddler Story Time.

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Thursday, September 29 at 3:30 p.m. - STEAM Station @ the Library.

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Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m. - Doggie Splash Day at the Holmes Aquatic Center.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - City Council Meeting

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 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.
 


Pool passes can be purchased in-person at the Holmes Aquatic Center or online using an existing RecTrac account.



Here is a short video tutorial on how to make a park reservation: 


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 five double tennis courts for recreational tennis play (Burleson, Caruth, Curtis, Germany, Smith). All courts have fiberglass practice backboards and are lighted for evening play. Court reservations can be made on RecTrac. 
 

Pickleball Court Reservations

The City offers six pickleball courts at Williams Park for recreational play. The pickleball courts are lighted for evening play. Court reservations can be made on RecTrac. 

Due to nearby field play, parking near Williams Park can sometimes be difficult to find.  Pickleball partners may want to share a ride.  


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.