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Centennial Master Plan nears adoption.

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Caller ID spoofing alert

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COVID-19 Updates and Information.

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Upcoming Oncor Tree Trimming work.

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May 2022 UPdate.

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Report coyote sighting to the City.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - City Council Meeting

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - City Council Meeting


Pool passes can be purchased in-person at the Holmes Aquatic Center or online using an existing RecTrac account.

Click here to watch a video tutorial on how to make a park reservation!


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. 

Ready to take a dive at the Holmes Aquatic Center this summer?! Senior swim begins on May 2, and the official pool season begins on May 28!

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

2022 Pool Season Schedule
Pool Passes
This year, for your convenience, pool pass holders will be issued a key fob. If you already have a photo on file, the fob will be mailed to your address. If there is not a photo on file, you will need to come pick up your fob and take a photo.

If you need a pool pass, you can stop by the Holmes Aquatic Center Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. to pick up your card, the fob and to update your account photo.

This new feature will make it easier for pool pass holders going forward, since you will renew passes online using your fob.
Register for programs and make reservations
Log on to RecTrac to secure your spot on the swim team, sign up for swim lessons, or make pool reservations before all spots are filled! 
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You can now reserve a private cabana ahead of your pool visit.


Booking is easy! All you'll need is a RecTrac account and a date in mind to view available time slots.

Baby Sharks Swimming Lessons (Ages 2 and under)

Welcome to our Baby Sharks Water Exploration series. In this series, we introduce your children to the aquatic environment!


Our objectives are as follows:

  • To build water confidence skills for both the parent and child
  • Provide a wide variety of water activities allowing parents to explore the water in an enjoyable and safe manner with their children.
  • Provide guidelines for developing correct body position and movement skills


The registration fee is $100 per child and includes four, 45-minute long classes.

Click here for more info and to register for Baby Sharks Water Exploration.

Shark School (Ages 3 and up)Holmes Aquatic Center Shark School

Have a little shark who needs some swimming help? Sign them up for Shark School at the Holmes Aquatic Center! Lessons are held daily, Mondays - Thursday between 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. or 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Children must be 3 years of age or older to participate. 


The registration fee is $150 per participant and includes eight, 45-minute swim lessons, as well as a "Shark School" sling bag with goodies upon completion of the course.The registration fee is $150 per participant and includes eight, 45-minute swim lessons, as well as a "Shark School" sling bag with goodies upon completion of the course.

To enroll your child in our "Shark School" program, click here

For additional questions about our Shark School Program, please contact the Parks & Rec Department at 214-987-5488.

Makos Swim Team at University Park
Makos Swim Team

The University Park Makos Swim Team is open to all UP & HPISD residents ages 5 to 17 years old. This fun, no pressure summer program offers the perfect opportunity for your swimmer to explore the world of swim team, including an end of the season team party!


Participants need to be able to swim the equivalent of 25 yards of freestyle (front crawl) and 25 yards of backstroke.

Meet Schedule

The Makos are scheduled to participate in 3 dual/tri meets as well as one championship meet. Those dates and locations are:
  • Monday, June 11 at the Dallas Athletic Club
  • Monday, June 20 at the Dallas Country Club
  • Monday, June 27 at the Brook Hollow Country Club
  • Thursday, June 30 Championship Meet at T Bar M

(Meet specifics will be distributed after the start of the season)

Season & Fees
The program fee is $300 and includes team suit, cap, t-shirt, meet entries and meet and championship awards, and the end of season team party. 

To register for the Makos Swim Team, please click here