picture of town fountain

Hitzelberger Park

NEWS
EVENTS
MEETINGS
News Icon

COVID-19 Updates and Information.

News Icon

Enter the Community CloseUP website photo contest!

News Icon

The Arbor - May 2021.

News Icon

 Enroll in UPPD’s Citizens’ Police Academy.

News Icon

Resumption of "close-contact" City services.

News Icon

April 2021 UPdate.

Events Icon

Wednesday, May 12 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.

Events Icon

Friday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. - Outdoor Story Time.

Events Icon

Wednesday, May 19 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.

Events Icon

Friday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. - Outdoor Story Time.

Events Icon

Wednesday, May 26 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.

Events Icon

Friday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m. - Outdoor Story Time.

Meetings Icon

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - City Council Meeting

Meetings Icon

Tuesday, May 11, 2021- Planning & Zoning Meeting

VIEW ALL NEWS VIEW ALL EVENTS VIEW ALL MEETINGS
Hitzelberger Park was dedicated in honor of Barbara Hitzelberger-Wooten in 2010. The park is located on the northwest and northeast corners of the intersection of Lovers and Hillcrest. The park has two prominent features, a six foot high water wall on the park’s northwest corner, and a sculpture on the park’s northeast corner. The sculpture is called “Parental Embrace.” A gift to the community, Hitzelberger-Wooten commissioned noted Dallas stone-carver Harold F. Clayton to create the piece. It depicts one of the community’s core values – the bond between parents and their children.

Hitzelberger-Wooten served on several City committees including the City Planning Commission. She holds the distinction of being the first woman elected to the University Park City Council and the only woman to be elected Mayor. She served as Mayor from 1992 to 1994. A constant supporter of the city’s park system, in addition to being involved with various park beautification projects, she worked to establish a separate Parks Department.

hitzelberger-park-landing-(2)