Parks & Recreation

University Park - Parks and RecreationOverview

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.


Our vision is to create community through People, Parks, Programs, and Preservation. 


Our mission is to provide lifelong recreation and leisure opportunities for our residents, neighbors, and guests through high-quality programs in well-managed parks and recreation facilities.


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

Welcome to RecTrac, it is now possible to make reservations and Park & Rec purchases online.

Visit our RecTrac website to create an account.

View a short video tutorial on how to make a park reservation:

Tennis Court Reservations

The City offers five double tennis courts for recreational tennis play (Burleson, Caruth, Curtis, Germany, Smith). All courts have fiberglass practice backboards and are lighted for evening play. Court reservations can be made on RecTrac.

Pickleball Court Reservations

The City offers six pickleball courts at Williams Park for recreational play. The pickleball courts are lighted for evening play. Court reservations can be made on RecTrac.

Due to nearby field play, parking near Williams Park can sometimes be difficult to find. Pickleball partners may want to share a ride.

Park Reservations

The parks are available for events such as birthday parties and picnics. Park reservations require a security deposit and a land use fee. For events with over 200 guests, a formal request must be submitted in writing and approved by the City Council.

View the park rules.