picture of town fountain

Elena's Children's Park

NEWS
EVENTS
MEETINGS
News Icon

Centennial Master Plan nears adoption.

News Icon

Caller ID spoofing alert

News Icon

COVID-19 Updates and Information.

News Icon

Upcoming Oncor Tree Trimming work.

News Icon

May 2022 UPdate.

News Icon

Report coyote sighting to the City.

Events Icon

Tuesday, May 31 at 10:45 a.m. - All Ages Story Time @ UPPL.

Events Icon

Wednesday, June 1 at 3 p.m. - Surf's UP with Reading: Mad Science.

Events Icon

Thursday, June 2 at 10:30 a.m. - Music and Movement @ the Library.

Events Icon

Thursday, June 2 at 3:30 p.m. - STEAM Station @ the Library.

Events Icon

Saturday, June 4 at noon - Children's Fishing Derby in Caruth Park.

Events Icon

Thursday, June 16 at 3:30 p.m. - STEAM Station @ the Library.

Meetings Icon

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - City Council Meeting

Meetings Icon

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - City Council Meeting

VIEW ALL NEWS VIEW ALL EVENTS VIEW ALL MEETINGS

 





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.