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COVID-19 Updates and Information.

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The Arbor - August 2021.

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Caruth Park Dredging Divers.

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July 2021 UPdate.

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Stormwater Improvement Project Update – Closure of a portion of Hillcrest.

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City receives Preservation Achievement Award for Mockingbird Wall restoration.

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Wednesday, August 4 at 3:00 p.m. - UP with Reading Family Performer: Blackland Prairie Raptor...

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Thursday, September 2 at 10:45 a.m. - Toddler Story Time.

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Friday, September 3 at 10:45 a.m. - Baby Story Time.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - City Council Meeting

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - City Council Meeting


University Parks Pool

The Holmes Aquatic Center is located at 3501 Lovers Lane within Curtis Park. The complex offers a 50-meter pool, a giant water slide, 3-and 1-meter diving boards and a walk-in ramp to aid handicapped accessibility. A separate pool, with an aerated fountain and shaded area is available for younger children.

Adjacent to the existing children's pool and approximately 1,500 square feet in size, a zero-depth sprayground automatically distributes water to more than 25 spray and water features so that younger children can safely spray, splash and slosh the day away.

For questions regarding the city's aquatic facility, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department office at 214-987-5488.

2021 Aquatics Calendar
The Holmes Aquatic Center opens for the 2021 season on Saturday, May 29. Here are dates and times of particular interest! 

Senior Swim Dates Extended

The City's Parks and Recreation Department is committed to improving our programs and our level of service. After receiving multiple request from senior swim participants, the Holmes Aquatic Center is extending senior swim an additional four weeks this pool season. Offering pool access Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 9 a.m., senior swim will now end on September 30.
2021 Pool Pass Sales


  • Pass prices are per person - we do not offer a family pass
  • Children ages five and younger are free of charge, and do not need a pass
  • All pass fees apply to adults, and children ages six and older 
  • Passes will be sold at half price beginning on July 19
The Holmes Aquatic Center is available to residents of University Park, and those who reside within the HPISD

Click here to download a 2021 Pool Pass order form.

Pass Renewals

If you have had a pool pass in previous seasons, you can simply renew your existing membership!

Renew Online
To renew online, you will need your user name and password to access the system. If you are unsure of your login info, please contact the Parks & Recreation office at 214-987-5488. CLICK HERE to renew your passes online! 

If you need to add a new member to your account, please contact our office and we can add them by phone.

You can also renew by mail or email by completing the above 2021 Pool Pass Order Form, and returning with your payment to:

City of UP – Parks & Recreation
3800 University Blvd.
University Park, TX 75205

Email: UPpasses@uptexas.org

New Passes

If you have never had pool passes with us before, we will need to verify your residency!

In Person
We will be at the Holmes Aquatic Center (HAC) cashier to conduct pass sales on May 3 - 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please bring proof of residency such as a driver license, current utility bill or home contract/lease agreement. Additional in-person dates to purchase passes will be listed on the city’s website and social media.

Mail / Email
New passes can also be purchased by mail or email by completing the attached 2021 Pool Pass Order Form, and returning along with proof of residency and your payment to:

City of UP – Parks & Recreation
3800 University Blvd.
University Park, TX 75205

Email: UPpasses@uptexas.org

Membership ID Cards

ID cards are printed EACH year for ALL pass holders. ID cards must be presented for entry each time you visit the pool, and passes are valid only for the person whose name and photo appears on the card.

For those renewing passes, unless otherwise specified, we will use the picture we have on file for your card.

For new passes, or renewals who wish to update their existing photo, this can be done in person on the above-mentioned dates at the HAC, or by emailing your pictures to: UPpasses@uptexas.org. When emailing pictures, please be sure to indicate who each photo is for.

ID cards will be available to pick-up at the HAC upon check-in for your first visit of the season!