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The Parks & Recreation Department fulfills the recreational, cultural and educational needs of the community through an exciting array of programs and activities, as well as maintaining the City’s beautiful parks, street trees and other public spaces.

Service and programming are specific to various divisions within the overall Parks & Recreation Department. Explore each division to discover services and fun activities or click on the Activity Guide.

To better fit the needs of various age groups, Parks & Recreation programs and activities are split into five areas: Youth, Adult, Senior Adult 50+, Cultural Arts and Aquatics & Tennis. Each of these divisions has their own section within the Activity Guide, a publication of all classes, programs and activities produced three times each year.

We also organize five family-friendly special events as well as outdoor concerts and movies,  described in the Events section of our website.

PROGRAMS & SERVICES
PARKS NEWS
Historical Society Trolley Tour
Historical Society Trolley Tour
Historical Society Trolly Tour

It might seem a little early to be sharing word of an event in October, but since tickets typically sell out quickly, we want to be sure you are given ample notice. For Upper Arlington’s 100th year, the Historical Society…

Summer Celebration
Summer Celebration

UA’s Fourth of July celebrations may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean summer is over. Join our Parks & Recreation Department for their annual Summer Celebration Thursday, July 12 from 6-9 p.m. in Thompson Park. Summer Celebration brings kids…

Westover Park And Sign
Westover Park Improvements

Four different style options for possible new playground equipment were presented to residents at the Westover Park improvements public meeting held  Thursday, June 28. If you were unable to attend, Parks & Recreation staff will be accepting feedback through Wednesday,…

Reed Road Water Park
Fourth of July Parks & Recreation Facility Hours

Tuesday, July 3 Tremont Pool: 11 am – 7 pm Reed Road Waterpark: 11 am – 9 pm Devon Pool: 11 am – Sunset Senior Center: Closes at 3 pm Northam Park Tennis: 7 am – 3 pm Wednesday, July…

Historical Society Trolley TourSummer CelebrationWestover Park And SignReed Road Water Park
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