University Park - Parks & Recreation

University Park - Parks & Recreation The City's Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for maintaining and developing eight major parks to serve a wide variety of recreational and leisur
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The City's Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for maintaining and developing eight major parks to serve a wide variety of recreational and leisure needs for residents both today and in the future. The Department is committed to providing and maintaining the parklands in a quality cost-effective manner. Keeping University Park Beautiful!

Operating as usual

11/06/2020

This morning we celebrated Arbor Day by dedicating four, beautiful cathedral live oak trees at Hyer Elementary. Get a behind the scene look at the planting process. #arborday #arborday2020 #celebratearborday #firmfoundation #hyerelementry #upparks #uppard #universityparktx

11/06/2020
Arbor Day Storytime with Zoe

We are excited to have Zoe with the University Park Public Library share her favoite book about trees, "As a Oak Tree Grows" by G. Brian Karas during our Arbor Day Celebration!

#arborday #arbordaycelebration #welovetrees #treehugger #upparks #uppubliclibrary #uppard #texasarborday

11/06/2020
Wishing you all a safe and Happy Halloween! #upparks #uppard #universityparktx #happyhalloween #halloween #boo
10/31/2020

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Halloween! #upparks #uppard #universityparktx #happyhalloween #halloween #boo

Can you spot the jack-o'lantern without a nose? See if you can find it! Hungarian artist Gergely Dudas creates puzzles o...
10/30/2020

Can you spot the jack-o'lantern without a nose? See if you can find it!

Hungarian artist Gergely Dudas creates puzzles of hidden images. In this Halloween-themed challenge, there's one jack-o'-lantern without a nose hidden in the drawing. #upparks #uppard #universityparktx #halloween #happyhalloween #pumpkins #gergelydudas

"FALL" into ArtJoin us as we "Fall" into Art this Season! We will be exploring fountains, sculptures, statues & more, in...
10/29/2020

"FALL" into Art
Join us as we "Fall" into Art this Season! We will be exploring fountains, sculptures, statues & more, inside the City of University Park!

📷 Parental Embrace
Harold F. Clayton
Indiana Limestone

🗺 Hitzelberger Park
3332 Lovers Lane
University Park, TX 75225

Harold F. Clayton (May 9, 1954 - May 26, 2015) was a noted sculptor and stone-carver, best known for several sets of life-size sculptures of cows on display at various public sites in Texas. Clayton studied art at the Massachusetts Collge of Art in Boston and at the University of North Texas.

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. #upparks #fallintoart #uppard #upplants #artintheparks #UPart #universityparktx #hitzelbergerpark

Curtis Park has some new friends! Ever wonder if ducks should skip the empty carbs and go with healthier options? Below ...
10/26/2020

Curtis Park has some new friends! Ever wonder if ducks should skip the empty carbs and go with healthier options?

Below is a list of the best options to feed our feathered friends. Bread is among the worst items to feed waterfowl as it has little nutritional value and can harm ducklings growth. Additionally, several types of mold can be fatal to waterfowl.

Great items to feed waterfowl:
Cracked corn
Wheat, barley or similar grains
Oats (uncooked; rolled or quick)
Rice
Birdseed
Grapes (cut in half or quartered)
Frozen peas or corn
Earthworms
Mealworms

#upparks #uppard #universityparktx #ducks #curtispark

We hope your weekend is as beautiful as this planter basket at Williams Park! What are your weekend plans? #upparks #upp...
10/24/2020

We hope your weekend is as beautiful as this planter basket at Williams Park! What are your weekend plans? #upparks #upplants #upard #universityparktx #williamspark #fallplantings #williamsoverlook

Looking for a quick and easy project for the weekend? These fun bird feeders are great to hang in your backyard. If you ...
10/23/2020
Ice Cream Cone Bird Feeder - One Little Project

Looking for a quick and easy project for the weekend? These fun bird feeders are great to hang in your backyard. If you have a nut allergy, you can use shortening in lieu of peanut butter! #upparks #uppard #universityparktx #naturecraft #artsandcrafts #b#birdwatching

Hi again! It’s Megan from Homemade Ginger and I’m back to share a simple craft that your kids or students will just love making for spring! Even though we live in the middle of a suburb outside of a big city, I’m always surprised at how many animals come out in the spring. We have […]

"FALL" into ArtJoin us as we "Fall" into Art this Season! We will be exploring fountains, sculptures, statues & more, in...
10/22/2020

"FALL" into Art

Join us as we "Fall" into Art this Season! We will be exploring fountains, sculptures, statues & more, inside the City of University Park!

📷 LOVE
Robert Indiana

🗺 Williams Park
3801 University Blvd
University Park, TX 75205

The Love sculpture was presented to the City of University Park by Pauline and Austin Neuhoff in celebration of their 25th Wedding Anniversary.

Love is a pop art image by American artist Robert Indiana. The original image, with green and blue spaces backing red lettering, served as a print image for a Museum of Modern Art Christmas card in 1965. The material is COR-TEN steel and has since been reproduced in a variety of formats for rendering in displays around the world.

Can you spot our pollinator friend? They have been loving the 'October Skies' Aster planted at Williams Park. This Aster...
10/21/2020

Can you spot our pollinator friend? They have been loving the 'October Skies' Aster planted at Williams Park. This Aster blooms in the fall, is a very hearty full sun perennial and attracts pollinators! You can find this species at Williams Park, Elena's Children's Park and Curtis Park. #upparks #upplants #uppard #universityparktx #pollinators

Are you preparing for the City's Pumpkin Decorating Contest? These tips might help you out if your preferred decorating ...
10/20/2020

Are you preparing for the City's Pumpkin Decorating Contest? These tips might help you out if your preferred decorating method includes carving!

Details on the Pumpkin Decorating Contest:
Submit your photos to [email protected] from October 12 through October 25. The most liked photo will win! Voting will take place on the City's Facebook account from October 26 through October 29. The winner, announced on October 30, will win a special Halloween prize. Stay tuned for more details!

#upparks #uppard #happyhalloween #pumpkins #pumpkintips #universityparktx

These bluebonnets decided to not go quietly into Fall.
10/19/2020

These bluebonnets decided to not go quietly into Fall.

Happy Monday! Do more of what makes you happy! We might suggest taking a stroll in one of our beautiful parks! #upparks ...
10/19/2020

Happy Monday! Do more of what makes you happy! We might suggest taking a stroll in one of our beautiful parks! #upparks #upard #curtispark #universityparktx #mondaymotivation

Forget movies in the park, we're taking movies to the parking lot! Come watch Toy Story 4 at the parking lot across from...
10/17/2020

Forget movies in the park, we're taking movies to the parking lot! Come watch Toy Story 4 at the parking lot across from Burleson Park. The parking lot will open at 6 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7 p.m. This event is open to University Park residents only. Reservations are required. Limited to the first 75 vehicles registered. #upparks #uppard #driveinmovie #universityparktx #upevents #toystory4 #familyfun

Ready to create some art of your own this weekend? Check out how to make your own coffee filter spiderwebs! 🕸
10/16/2020
How to Make Coffee Filter Spiderwebs - One Little Project

Ready to create some art of your own this weekend?
Check out how to make your own coffee filter spiderwebs! 🕸

These coffee filter spiderwebs are SO EASY to make! This is such a fun Halloween craft for kids and a simple way to make some spooky DIY Halloween decor!

"FALL" into ArtJoin us as we "Fall" into Art this Season! We will be exploring fountains, sculptures, statues & more, in...
10/15/2020

"FALL" into Art

Join us as we "Fall" into Art this Season! We will be exploring fountains, sculptures, statues & more, inside the City of University Park!

📷 Rufus "Buddy" Porter Fountain

🗺 Snider Plaza
6709 Snider Plaza
University Park, TX 75205

Here you will see the present-day fountain and a historic photo that hangs on the wall of Half Shells from the beginning of Snider Plaza, before opening in 1927.

"The area was once an open field and was purchased by Mr. Snider from Wichita Falls - 1000 acres at .80 cents an acre. He put in the fountain, paving, street lights before there were many buildings." Source: A Piece of Park Cities History

Goar Park’s creek is getting a good cleaning. The Park’s crew claim to have already removed the Loch Ness monster, so Go...
10/13/2020

Goar Park’s creek is getting a good cleaning. The Park’s crew claim to have already removed the Loch Ness monster, so Goar Park is safe again! #upparks #uppard #goarpark #weloveourparks #october #autumn #fallcleaning

Looking for a fun Halloween activity for your kids? Print off our I Spy puzzle sheet and search for each holiday symbol!
10/13/2020

Looking for a fun Halloween activity for your kids? Print off our I Spy puzzle sheet and search for each holiday symbol!

We have reached our program capacity for EggTober! Thank you so much for signing up for our program! We did not anticipa...
10/12/2020

We have reached our program capacity for EggTober! Thank you so much for signing up for our program! We did not anticipate such an overwhelming response to this program! We are excited to be part of your Halloween! #upparks #universityparktx #uppard #halloween #eggtober

Wow! What an eggcellent response to this program! We only have 100 spots left! Hurry and get your registrations in befor...
10/12/2020

Wow! What an eggcellent response to this program! We only have 100 spots left! Hurry and get your registrations in before the spots fill! https://form.jotform.com/202735652028150 #upparks #eggtober #uppard #universityparktx #happyhalloween

Register your house for a good egging! Let the University Park Parks Department deliver a dozen candy and toy filled egg...
10/12/2020

Register your house for a good egging! Let the University Park Parks Department deliver a dozen candy and toy filled eggs per child to your house for Halloween! Eggs will be filled with peanut allergy friendly candy. Space is limited to the first 250 participants. Register here: https://form.jotform.com/202735652028150

Hello Weekend! Our parks can’t wait to spend time with you! #uppard #parksandrecreation #upparks #upparksandrecreation #...
10/09/2020

Hello Weekend! Our parks can’t wait to spend time with you! #uppard #parksandrecreation #upparks #upparksandrecreation #pumpkins #pardoepark #fall #autumn #universityparktx

It's Friday! And that means the weekend is almost here. It's the perfect time to start your fall decorating! Check out t...
10/09/2020

It's Friday! And that means the weekend is almost here. It's the perfect time to start your fall decorating! Check out the City's Pumpkin Decorating Contest! https://www.uptexas.org/news-events/2020/upcoming-seasonal-events Here are some creative designs to get your juices flowing! (all images collected from Pinterest)

Monarchs are stopping for nourishment on the Salvia luecantha at Children’s Park as they migrate south to Mexico.A peren...
10/07/2020

Monarchs are stopping for nourishment on the Salvia luecantha at Children’s Park as they migrate south to Mexico.

A perennial beds at Children’s Park have a beautiful display of fall blooming plants. If you need some inspiration please pay that park a visit.

Do you enjoy puzzles? Piece together this one and let us know which of our beautiful parks it features! The number of pu...
10/07/2020
A Jigsaw Explorer Jigsaw Puzzle

Do you enjoy puzzles? Piece together this one and let us know which of our beautiful parks it features! The number of puzzle pieces can easily be adjusted up or down, making it the perfect activity for the novice or expert puzzler!
https://jigex.com/zk27

This jigsaw puzzle is presented within Jigsaw Explorer's premium jigsaw puzzle web app. Anyone can use this web app to play their own photos as jigsaw puzzles, or choose from the thousands of beautiful jigsaw puzzles available at the Jigsaw Explorer website.

Fall is upon us and we are seeing pumpkins on porches across the city. Are you wondering how to pick the best pumpkins f...
10/05/2020
5 Tricks for Picking the Best Pumpkin at the Patch

Fall is upon us and we are seeing pumpkins on porches across the city. Are you wondering how to pick the best pumpkins for your decor? Check out these 5 tricks for picking out the best pumpkin in the patch!

Here's how to get the freshest selection!

You know it’s fall when the Salvia leucantha and ‘Regal Mist’ muhly grass are in bloom. #upparks #upparksandrec #uppard ...
09/29/2020

You know it’s fall when the Salvia leucantha and ‘Regal Mist’ muhly grass are in bloom.

#upparks #upparksandrec #uppard #universitypark #universityparktx #cityofup

The Fit 4 Moms Park Cities group normally works out at NorthPark Center but because of COVID they are using more outdoo...
09/28/2020

The Fit 4 Moms Park Cities group normally works out at NorthPark Center but because of COVID they are using more outdoor spaces. We are thrilled that they decided to use our field at Coffee Park to get in some exercise!

Jose Arevalo is celebrating his 30 year work anniversary with the  UP Parks Department.  Jose is one of our licensed irr...
09/21/2020

Jose Arevalo is celebrating his 30 year work anniversary with the UP Parks Department. Jose is one of our licensed irrigators and works each day on one of the landscape maintenance crews. Jose is dedicated to what he does, works hard every day, and always has a fantastic attitude. He is also genuinely liked and respected by all his coworkers. Thank you Jose for giving us 30 years!

 #upparks #upparksandrec #uppard #universitypark #universityparktx #cityofup

At tonight’s City Council meeting George Romo was officially recognized for his 26 years of service to both the Parks De...
09/15/2020

At tonight’s City Council meeting George Romo was officially recognized for his 26 years of service to both the Parks Department and the Equipment Services Department. We hate to see George go but we wish him the happiest of retirements.

#upparks #upparksandrec #uppard #universitypark #universityparktx #cityofup

Due to weather delays, repairs on Germany’s track will be extended a day. The track will reopen Saturday morning. We apo...
09/10/2020

Due to weather delays, repairs on Germany’s track will be extended a day. The track will reopen Saturday morning. We apologize for the delay! #upparks #uppard #germanytrack #universityparktx #trackrepairs #parkmaintenance #keepingourparksbeautiful

It is starting to look like autumn around the city! Where are your favorite colorful spots? #upparks #fallcolor #hanging...
09/09/2020

It is starting to look like autumn around the city! Where are your favorite colorful spots? #upparks #fallcolor #hangingbaskets #autumn #fallplantings #universityparktx #september

Reminder that our track will be closed for repairs September 8 - 10. We look forward to it’s reopening!
09/07/2020

Reminder that our track will be closed for repairs September 8 - 10. We look forward to it’s reopening!

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Thank you for you trying to address the problem with the overflow drain at Caruth Park. I see you added rocks and netting and I appreciate your help so much. Sadly, some of the ducklings have fallen into the drain again. Is there anyone that could help? Thank you.
Thank you so much for adding the rocks and netting around the drain. I'm so thankful you are trying to help the ducklings. Unfortuantely they have slipped down the drain again. 🙁
WHEN are our playgrounds opening?
Why is the tax payers UP pool opening being delayed until July 1st when Gov Abbott specifically listed pools as of May 8th?
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05-21-2018 Park’s resident screech owl
Hi, Mini Gray schnauzer must have sprinted out our front door like a ninja. Has no collar on, but does have a chip! 5026409491. Please call. We love this sweet little escape artist!