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UPPD Community Survey. Tell us how we are doing!

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COVID-19 Updates and Information.

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Write a letter to Santa Claus!

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November Oncor vegetation management efforts COMPLETED.

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2021 Centennial Master Plan Town Hall 

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November 2021 UPdate.

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Wednesday, December 1 at 10:45 a.m. - Preschool STEAM and Stories.

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Thursday, December 2 at 10:45 a.m. - Toddler Story Time @ UPPL.

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Friday, December 3 at 10:45 a.m. - Baby Story Time @ UPPL.

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Saturday, December 4 at 3 p.m. - UP @ the Library Family Time.

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Tuesday, December 7 at 4 p.m. - Create & Chill with UP Public Library.

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Tuesday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. - UPPL Friends Event - Meet Me at the Library with Tracy Walder

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - City Council Meeting

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - City Council Meeting - CANCELLED

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Tuesday, January 4, 2021 - City Council Meeting


July 4 Parade and Fun Run.

July 4, 2016
Update: Firecracker Fun Run has been canceled due to severe weather and lightning.

Rotary Club of Park Cities July 4 parade

Update:  Parade is still scheduled.  Rain should be ending during the 8 o'clock hour. 

Parade of Champions

Join your neighbors and line the streets of Cities in the nation’s birthday!  The annual Independence Day Parade is set for Monday, July 4.  The parade begins at 9 a.m.  Parade participants will start lining up at 7:30 that morning near Highland Park Town Hall.  The family bicycle judging contest will begin at 8 a.m. at the Park Cities YMCA.  

Parade Route

The parade starts on Euclid Avenue and winds through a portion of Highland Park before traveling up Preston Road, turning right on University Boulevard and ending in University Park’s Goar Park.  

Family Festival in Goar Park

After the parade, Goar Park is the site of a patriotic family festival featuring music, food, and games.  The festival begins about 9:30 a.m.  There is no admission charge.  So, bring the entire family and join the Rotary Club of Park Cities in honoring America and our community!  For more information, please go to the Rotary Club of Park Cities website.

2016 UP Firecracker Fun Run

2016 UP Firecracker Fun Run

The Fun Run has been canceled due to severe weather and lightning. Please share this information with any who planned to participate.

Celebrate America's birthday with a run through the beautiful streets of University Park!  On Monday, July 4, before the Park Cities 4th of July Parade, the City of University Park will host its annual "UP Firecracker Fun Run."  Designed for participants of all ages and abilities, the run will begin and end at Curtis Park. Start time is 7:30 a.m. The City will provide participation medals for all those who complete the run. 

Fun Run Map

Fun Run registration details

All participants, regardless of age, must register for the event. Runners 12 and under participate for free.  Fun Run t-shirts are guaranteed ONLY to those who preregister.   For those who choose to register the day of the event, race t-shirts will be distributed on a first come basis until the remaining shirts are gone.


For participants 13 and over, the fee to preregister is $15. Monday, June 27 is the last day to preregister, and be guaranteed a shirt. Please DO NOT mail forms after this date!

Race Day Registration

Registration the day of the race begins at 6:30 a.m at Curtis Park. The fee for those 13 and over on race day is $20.

Please print and complete this FORM to register by mail, or register in person at the Peek Service Center at 4420 Worcola Street.  Make checks payable to City of University Park Fun Run.

For more details, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department office at 214-987-5488.

July 4 Weekend - City Services and building hours
American Flags with fireworks

Saturday, July 2 
-- All City buildings, including UP Public Library will be closed.

Monday, July 4 -- All City buildings, including UP Public Library will be closed.  Holmes Aquatic Center will be open from noon to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 5 -- City Hall and the Peek Service Center will open at 8 a.m.  Holmes Aquatic Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  
UP Public Library will open from 10 a.m.  

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