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Burleson Park, located at 3000 University Boulevard, is named in honor of James B. Burleson, who served University Park as Mayor Pro Tempore from 1946 to 1947 and as Commissioner from 1946 to 1948. Mayor H. E Yarbrough signed the ordinance and dedicated the park on September 5, 1947.

Burleson Park has many features, including a clay infield baseball/softball diamond complete with a backstop and bleachers. On the east end of the park is a soccer practice field. Double tennis courts, located on the northwest corner of the park, are lighted for evening play. Both courts are equipped with fiberglass practice backboards. A basketball court, ideal for pre-teen play, is located just to the east of the tennis courts. A playground designed for children 12 and under is footsteps away from the tennis and basketball court sites.

Park Amenities

  • Baseball Field
  • Basketball Court
  • Practice Soccer Field
  • Lighted Tennis Courts
  • ADA Compliant Playground with Rubberized Surface 
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Walking/Jogging Trail
  • A portable restroom is available at this park site.

Burleson Baseball Field

The Burleson Park Baseball Diamond is used by Non-YMCA teams during the spring and fall months as a practice field. For more information on field rentals, please call.

Burleson Basketball Court

Located just east of the park's tennis facility, the court is three-fourths regulation size, making it ideal for pre-teen residents. The court has baskets at both ends, and the painted playing surface is marked for foul and three-point shots.

Burleson Soccer Field

The Burleson Park Soccer Field is used by non-YMCA teams during the spring and fall months as a practice field. For more information regarding field rentals, please call.

Burleson Park Tennis Courts

All courts have fiberglass practice backboards and are lighted for evening play. A push-button switch located on the fence can turn on the tennis lights. A main timer allows the switch to activate from dusk to 10 pm only. Once the switch is pushed, allow 5 to 10 minutes for the bulbs to heat up and light the court. To report lighting problems or net repairs, call the Parks and Recreation Department at.

Burleson Park Playground

The playground at Burleson Park is designed for children 5 to 12 years old. Parents with children less than 5 years old may wish to visit Caruth, Curtis, or Williams Park.

Burleson Park Picnic Area

The picnic area may be reserved for use by residents. The picnic area has three picnic tables and one small grill. For reservations, please call.


Tennis courts are available for University Park residents only. A tennis permit is required to make a reservation. Reservations for the tennis courts can be made up to (2) days in advance. For reservations, please log in to the City's online reservation system.

Tennis Permit Renewals

You may renew your tennis permit online or by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department. Visit the RecTrac website to renew online.

New Permits

If you are purchasing a tennis permit for the first time, you must do this in person at the Peek Service Center, 4420 Worcola Street, Dallas 75206.

Please bring with you:

  • A valid Texas driver's license or a current utility bill to verify your address.
  • Payment is in the form of cash, check, or credit card according to the fees below.

Fee Schedule

  • Individual Permit - $20 per year
  • Senior Permit - $10 per year
  • Youth Permit - $10 per year

For additional questions regarding reservations or permits, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at.