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Oncor tree trimming northwest & central portion of UP - updated.

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Halloween Block Party sign-up process.

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October 2019 UPdate.

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The Arbor - October 2019

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T. Boone Pickens Memorial Services - details. 

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FY20 Budget Information.

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Tuesday, October 22 at 4 p.m. - Elementary Explorers at UP Public Library.

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Wednesday, October 23 at 3:45 p.m. - Preschool Story Time at UP Public Library.

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Thursday, October 24 at 10:45 a.m. - Toddler Story at UP Public Library.

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Thursday, October 24 at 3:30 p.m. - STEAM Station at UP Public Library.

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Friday, October 25 at 10:45 a.m. - Baby Story Time at UP Public Library.

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Saturday, October 26 at 10 a.m. - STEAM Station at UP Public Library.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - City Council Meeting

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The Parks Department is charged with maintaining all parks, medians and traffic islands so that they are attractive and useable for University Park residents. Each year the department plants trees and shrubs as well as flowers for seasonal color. Park maintenance includes weekly mowing, trimming of trees, daily trash pickup and irrigation for landscaped areas. Maintenance is performed with modern equipment, properly controlled fertilizer, pest control and irrigation programs.

In addition to maintenance of parklands, the Parks Department also offers services to residents. These services include the trimming and removal of dead or diseased trees in the easement, a city reforestation program, and a mosquito control program.
 

To view the Tree Ordinance, please Click Here


MEMORIAL TREE PROGRAM

 Due to the popularity of this program, memorial trees will only be planted in Burleson and Caruth Parks.

The following items are included when you make a donation to the Memorial Tree Program:
 

  • You select the type of tree from our established list of trees.
  • The Parks and Recreation Department will plant the tree in the recommended location.
  • A brass leaf will be added to the symbolic Memorial Tree Plaque located at City Hall.
  • A tree tag is placed on the tree with a unique number to identify your Memorial Tree.  This number will be recorded at City Hall so that others can locate the tree.
  • You will receive a certificate signed by the Mayor.
  • You will also receive an aerial map designating the location of the planted tree.
  • Cost of the program is $500.
  • To enroll in this program, Click Here to download the application form, print it, and then send the completed form and enrollment fee to the address provided on the form.

MEMORIAL BENCH PROGRAM
Due to the popularity of this program, bench sites are only available at Burleson Park, Davis Park, and Williams Park.  
The following items are included when you make a donation to the Memorial Bench Program:
 
  • You will work with the Parks and Recreation Department to select an available location for the bench within the park system.
  • Parks and Recreation staff will order and install the bench as well as an inscribed bench plaque memorial.
  • You will receive a certificate signed by the Mayor.
  • You will receive an aerial map designating the location of your memorial bench.
  • Cost of the program is $5,000. 
  • To enroll in this program, Click Here to download the application form, print it, and then send the completed form and enrollment fee to the address provided on the form.
 

If you have any additional questions about these programs, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 214-987-5488.


TREE REMOVAL 

The Parks and Recreation Department removes dead, diseased, or hazardous trees on the parkway easements. Although aesthetic pruning of the parkway trees is the homeowner's responsibility, the Department can provide direction for removing low limbs over streets and sidewalks, clearing sight obstructions at intersections, and clearing signal lights or stop signs.

To request this service, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department office at 214-987-5488 during office hours - Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If a tree or large limb falls and blocks the street or sidewalk after hours, please call the Police Department at 214-987-5370. They will dispatch a work crew.


TREES FOR TOWN
Reforestation Program
This program provides for the reforestation of University Park by planting trees on the parkway (the grassy area between the sidewalk and the street curb) or allows the homeowner to purchase a smaller tree to plant on their property.
   
Parkway Trees
Trees may be purchased from the city for $150. This price includes the planting of the tree by the Parks and Recreation Department. All trees are 30 gallon, container-grown, approximately 2 inches in trunk diameter, and 8-10 feet tall. Available tree varieties include Cedar Elm, Chinquapin Oak, Live Oak, and Shumard Red Oak.  

Private Property Trees
Residents may also purchase trees for $75 for home planting. Residents can purchase trees and the Parks and Recreation Department will drop the tree off at your home for you to plant on your private property. All trees are 10-gallon, container-grown, and are approximately 6 – 8 feet in height and 1- 1 ½ inch caliper. Available tree varieties include Bur Oak, Cedar Elm, Chinquapin Oak, Live Oak, and Shumard Red Oak.

Once planted, the care and maintenance of the trees becomes the responsibility of the homeowner. The primary planting season is between November 15 and February 15, however the trees are container-grown and can be planted year-round. Although the trees are not guaranteed, they are handpicked by the City's Urban Forester, and the survival rate has been very good.  

Ordering 
Orders for the 2019-20 TFUP Program are now being accepted. Please complete a current order form, and return to us by mail or email as listed. All orders must be received by December 31, 2019

2019-20 TFUP Order Form

If you have additional questions about our reforestation program, please contact the Parks & Recreation office at 214-987-5498.