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COVID-19 Updates and Information.
Enter the Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest!
October 2020 UPdate.
Upcoming Seasonal Events.
Park Cities recycling event - Saturday, November 7.
November 3 General Election Voter Information.
Saturday, October 24 at 10 a.m. - Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Wednesday, October 28 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.
Thursday, October 29 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Toddler Story - UP Public Library
Friday, October 30 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Baby Story Time.
Wednesday, November 4 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.
Thursday, November 5 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Toddler Story - UP Public Library
Tuesday, November 3 at 5 p.m. - City Council Meeting
In University Park, outdoor watering by automatic sprinkler systems is limited to twice a week, year-round. The City also prohibits the use of outdoor watering systems from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from April 1 to October 31.
Consistent with ordinances in many other area communities, outdoor watering days are determined by street address.
The City’s Parks and Recreation Department watered its 60 acres of park space and other landscaped areas, including medians on a twice-a-week schedule (meaning no zone is activated more than twice a week). Because the City’s irrigation system includes more than 50 water controllers, it’s possible you may see an irrigation malfunction before a City staff member does. If you notice a problem, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 214-987-5488 or dial 311.
If you see a watering violation, notify the City using our online request system or call 311. So that staff can follow-up to seek compliance, please include the address, day and time of the violation.
Water Conservation Plan
Drought Contingency Plan
Do I need to water my yard? University Park residents now have a convenient way to definitively answer that question. Sponsored by Dallas County Park Cities Municipal Utilities District, the Park Cities are now part of the Water My Yard program. Offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, this free online tool helps you determine how much supplemental water is needed to maintain a healthy lawn year-round. Estimates are based on rainfall, temperature, and the type of irrigation system you use. It only takes a few short steps to begin receiving automated emails or text-messages with weekly guidance that is based on weather and soil conditions near your home.
Sign-Up for Water My Yard
More than 50 percent of landscape water is wasted due to overwatering, inefficient watering practices and broken or poorly maintained irrigation systems. Water My Yard will help you determine exactly how much to water, conserving water resources for the future and saving you money right now.
Texas A&M AgriLife
Cycle and Soak (Video)
A Water Guide for Texas Landscapes (PDF)
Parks and Recreation Department staff members routinely check all park irrigation systems. System checks and repairs are conducted during the workday. When this work is being performed, staff will place signs in the park to let people know why the sprinklers are in use. System checks are usually short in duration.
Parks and other landscaped areas including medians are programmed to receive water no more than twice a week. Because the City’s irrigation system includes more than 50 water controllers, it’s possible you may see an irrigation malfunction before a City staff member does. If you notice a problem, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 214-987-5488 or dial 311.