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Elena's Children's Park

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Perot Memorial Services - details. 

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July 2019 UPdate.

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Mosquito Fogging Scheduled for Friday, July 12. 

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Purse snatching suspect in custody.

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UPPD and HPDPS asking for public’s assistance to identify burglary suspects    

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Dive-In Movies, Summer 2019.

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Thursday, July 18 at 10:45 a.m. - Toddler Story at UP Public Library.

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Friday, July 19 at 10:45 a.m. - Baby Story Time at UP Public Library.

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Saturday, July 20 at 2 p.m. - UP @ the Library Family Craft Time.

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Wednesday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m. - Summer Splash Story Time.

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Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. - Giddy UP with Reading: Wacky Science with Professor Brainius.

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Wednesday, July 24 at 5 p.m. - Court Night.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - City Council Meeting

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Located at 2900 Hanover, Elena’s Children’s Park was inspired by the life of Mary Elena Franklin, who was born September 4, 1993 and died tragically in an automobile accident on August 2, 1997. Elena, a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, three-year-old, who loved to pick flowers, united this community in a spirit of love.

 

Neighbors and local leaders with a vision were joined by friends of the Franklin family and University Park residents to create a city park dedicated to all Park Cities families who have lost a child.

More than 500 families, corporations, and foundations contributed to the creation of this park, making it truly a community effort. The dream of this park would not have been realized without the leadership and cooperation of the University Park City Council, Parks and Recreation Department and City staff.

Elena’s Children’s Park has been created as a special place to go to contemplate our love – and God’s love – for our children. It is a green space where we can celebrate their lives and reflect on treasured memories.  May all visitors to this park know that the goodness of our children does not perish but lives on eternally.

restroom-yesThere are no rest rooms available at this park site.