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The Parks & Recreation Department organizes camps, recreational activities, sports and fitness programs, cultural arts and enrichment learning for preschool, youth, adult and 50+ age individuals, including aquatics and tennis programs.

We operate the weekly Farmers’ Market, Movies in the Parks and organize four seasonal community events located in our parks.

A new service is now available if you want to be kept up to date on pool and tennis weather closings and special events. Join us on and you will receive a text or email with up to date information. To join:

  • Devon Pool Remind text @devonpo to 81010
  • Reed Road Water Park Pool Remind text @reedroa to 81010
  • Tremont Pool Remind text @tremontpo to 81010
  • Northam Park Tennis Courts Remind text @northamte to 81010
PreSchool Age

Our Preschool activities consist of a vast array of programs that will get your child active, inspire creativity, encourage social interaction and stimulate learning.

Youth Activity

Our Youth activities include a variety of camps, classes and activities designed to enrich, stimulate and entertain youth of all ages and interests.

Cocktail class

Activities and classes for participants 18 years and up range from sports, yoga and fitness to the arts, cooking and technology. An ever-changing line-up of new offerings and popular returning favorites is featured in each edition of the Activity Guide. It’s a great way to socialize with family and friends, expand your network and meet new people. Enjoy, Participate and Discover!

Multi-Age Yoga

Activities and programs offered to the 50+ section provide an exciting range of options to enrich your soul and educate your mind. Join us to gain skills, meet new friends, get in shape and open up a whole new world. Our active Senior Center provides collaborative resources for health, financial and social needs, as well as providing fitness and enrichment opportunities.


The mission behind our Farmers’ Market is not only to provide fresh, local produce and locally made products to our community but to support excellent growers and producers in a vibrant neighborhood setting. We look forward to helping you continue those healthy habits this summer and seeing you at the Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market!

Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market operates rain or shine.

Black Thai Farm, Demassimo’s, Paiges Produce, Kathy’s Place, Crum Strawberry Farm, Omega, Ohio City Pasta, From My Garden, Hirsh Fruit Farm, Darby Valley Farm, Charqui Jerky Co., Golden Harvest Honey, Anne Harrison, Green Patch Garden Organics, Lil Bear – Luara Berry, Darby Creek Beef, Henson Produce, Fruit Strength Farm.

NOTE: Vendors are subject to change.

Are you a local producer interested in participating at the Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market? To be eligible to participate, vendors are required to produce what they sell. Warehouse, wholesale, and/or dock produce is not permitted. We allow: vegetables, seedlings, herbs, preserves, fresh-cut and dried flowers, meats, poultry, seafood, dairy products, homemade baked goods, cheeses, jams, honey, etc, provided that vendors have met all the State and/or Local licensing requirements. Only Upper Arlington non-profit 501-C3 organizations are eligible to participate in the Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market.

Season Vendors – $220 for the entire Farmers’ Market Season (20 market days)
Half Season – $120 for 10 market days
U-Pick – $75 for 4 consecutive dates
Non-Agricultural – $25 per day
Peak of the Pick Celebration – $40

Spring Fling

Annually, the Recreation Division organizes four free community events, Spring Fling, Summer Celebration, Fall Fest and Winter Festival. Spring Fling is held in May at Sunny 95 Park; Summer Celebration is held in July at Thompson Park; Fall Fest is held in October at Fancyburg Park; and Winter Festival is held in December at Mallway Park.

Movie In the Park

Experience the joy of movie watching in the great outdoors. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enhance your movie watching experience. If a movie is cancelled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled (weather hotline: 614-583-5345). All movies are free and begin at dusk.

Community Athletics

Various community groups and organizations provide UA residents with youth and adult athletic opportunities in partnership with the Upper Arlington Parks & Recreation Department. Each has its own registration requirements and timeframe. Contact each entity for more information.

OrganizationSeasonAgeDescriptionContactWeb or Email
Northwest Kiwanis SoccerSpring & FallK-Grade 6Boys & Girls. Grades 1-6 = Fall & Spring. Kindergarten =
UA Adult Co-Rec Soccer AssociationSpring & FallAdultSoccerMike Kimble.
UA Athletic Association FootballFallK-Grade 6K-Grades 2 = Flag. Grades 3-6 =
UA Optimist BasketballWinterK-Grade 12Boys & Girls. K-Grade 12.Paul Boyer.
UA Shuffleboard ClubAdultBill Grant.
UA Silver Bears SoftballSpring60+Men. 60+Jane Sindel, UA Senior Center.
Bear Cub BaseballSpring & Fallpre-K-Grade 6T-ball; Coach-Pitch; Kit-Pitch. Boys & Girls. Ages pre-K-Grade 6.Bill or
UA Baseball Association & JuniorSpring & SummerGrades 3-12Boys. Traveling teams for Grades 3-6 and 7-12.Mike Blevins.
Bear Cub Girls SoftballSpring & SummerK-Grade 6Girls. K-Grade 6.Trevor Warner.
UA Summer Softball Association Girls Fast Pitch Traveling TeamSpring & SummerGrades 6-12Girls. Grades 6-12.
UA Lacrosse AssociationSpring & SummerGrades 3-6Boys & Girls. Grades and Registration
UA Seim ClubSummerBeinner-CollegiateCompetitive swimming for all ages, beginner to collegiate champ!
10Jul 18

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…

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09Jul 18

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…

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29Jun 18

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,…

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Private lessons are available through Safe Splash, the company that operates our lesson program. Their contact information is available on the Parks & Recreation section of our website.

Sand volleyball courts are available for rent by calling the Parks & Recreation Office at 614-583-5300 located at Reed Road Park by the shelter house. Available for use 7 am-11 pm. Athletic fields are available for rent beginning mid-April, by calling Mac Kinney at 614-583-5057. Shelter houses at Thompson, Fancyburg, and Reed Road parks are available to individuals and organizations by rental only.

Reed Road: 614-451-4143 Thompson Park Shelter: 614-451-5413 Barrington School Cafeteria: 614-487-5180 ext. 5030 A Camp Counselor should be ready to pick up the phone for you to answer any questions. If no one is available, you can contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 614-583-5300

Our online registration system will tell you how many days are left. You can ask a camp counselor at your designated day camp to look this up for you when checking a child in/out or you can contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 614-583-5300.

Safety Town is coordinated by the Police Division, in cooperation with the Fire Division and Parks & Recreation Department. Program details can be found in the Spring/Summer Parks & Recreation catalog or by visiting the Police Division – Support Services Bureau section of our website.

This cannot be done online. The first step in switching an activity would be to call the Upper Arlington Parks & Recreation Department at 614-583-5300. A staff member can assist you in switching activities. Please have ready the name of both the activity being dropped and the activity that you wish to enroll. Having the activity number on hand is not necessary, but is much appreciated in completing the switch.

Category: Recreation

Refer to the pool the lessons are taking place – they are the ones in possession of the rosters once lessons have started. The phone numbers for all Upper Arlington pools can be found on each Pool page and at the top of this page. Once lessons are started, we do not give refunds or credits.

Categories: Aquatics, Recreation

The Recreational (Rec) Waiver is a liability waiver for all children under the age of 18. Recreation Waivers are required (one per child) to register into a camp or activity and are good for one year after the date of the submission. Waivers must be submitted before the beginning of the event. This waiver can be completed online or in person at the Parks & Recreation Department.

Category: Recreation

Registration for activities can be completed online at the website below:

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