Smith Park, located at 4000 Greenbrier, was generously donated to the City by J. Fred Smith. On April 9, 1942, Mayor Elbert Williams passed an ordinance dedicating the park in honor of the City's first two mayors, J. Fred Smith, who served from 1924 to 1928, and D. G. Smith, who served from 1928 to 1930.
Smith Park is a triangular property nestled across the street from the University Park United Methodist Church and Hyer Elementary School. Although small in size, it still has plenty of amenities to serve residents. Extensively renovated in 2009, changes include drainage improvements, new raised botanical beds, new walkway and accessibility improvements, park signage, decorative tree lighting, a plaza area with a flag pole, and new tennis court lighting. In addition, the park still has enough open space to allow for a friendly game of touch football.
- Practice Soccer Field
- Lighted Tennis Courts
- ADA Compliant Playground with Rubberized Surface
- Picnic Facilities
- A portable restroom is available at this park site
Smith Park Soccer Field
The soccer field is programmed primarily by the Park Cities YMCA during the spring and fall months. The field is currently not rented to individuals or teams for practice, and it's used on a first-come basis. For youth programming questions, or to sign your child up for youth sports, please contact the Park Cities YMCA.
Smith Park Playground
For your Child's safety, the playground at Smith Park is designed with two separate units based on recommended age usage by the Consumer Product Safety Council. The age groups covered are 2-to 5-year-olds and 5-to 12-year-olds.
Smith Park Picnic Area
The picnic area may be reserved for use by residents. The picnic area has five picnic tables. For reservations, please call 214-987-5488.
Smith 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 214-987-5488.
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 at 214-987-5488. To renew online, please visit the RecTrac website to renew online;
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.
- Individual Permit - $20 per year
- Senior Permit - $10 per year
- Youth Permit - $10 per year