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UA Parks & Rec’s Fall Activity Guide

Summer may be in full swing, but UA Parks & Rec is always planning ahead for the next season of activities. The Fall Activity Guide is on its way to UA homes, and it’s packed with a variety of classes, programs, events and activities for all ages and interests. This latest edition of the Activity Guide, continues to reflect the…

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National Night Out

UA Police Hosts First National Night out Event

6-8 pm, Tuesday, August 1 St. Agatha’s parking lot off Northam Road The Upper Arlington Police Division is excited to host its first National Night Out event, scheduled for Tuesday, August 1, from 6- 8 pm at St. Agatha’s parish on Northam Road. Join division representatives to enjoy an evening of fun activities and camaraderie. Activities planned include a chance…

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Girl On Bike

Cycle UA Returns for Another Year

You are invited to join Parks & Recreation on Saturday, October 7 from 10 am-1 pm to enjoy a family-friendly bike ride through Upper Arlington. Participants can choose to complete the ride alongside their neighbors and join in the finish line celebration with snacks, games and music, or enjoy the ride on their own time over the span of a…

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Building Permit Reminders

If you have decided this is the year to remodel a part of your home or upgrade your patio, the City’s Community Development Department can help you with an important first step: checking to see if your home improvement project requires a permit. The permitting and inspection process is important because it allows building and planning staff to ensure new…

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Summer Celebration

Summer Celebration Just Around the Corner

Summer Celebration has been canceled this evening, July 20, 2023 due to the impending weather forecast. It’s hard to believe that we are approaching the peak of the summer season. Thanks to UA Parks & Rec, this time of year is packed with countless options for keeping the family entertained, and the annual Summer Celebration event combines many favorites into…

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Water Quality Partner

UA Businesses Encouraged to Join the Water Quality Partner Program

Since 2014, the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District’s Water Quality Partner Program has been helping local businesses understand and implement stormwater best practices, ensuring that their business protocols comply with local and state requirements. Specifically, the program was developed to help businesses that are too small to have compliance professionals on staff. By taking the Water Quality Partner Pledge,…

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Northwest Kiwanis Aktion Club Information Session

4:30 pm, Sunday, July 16 Amelita Mirolo Barn, Sunny 95 Park Northwest Kiwanis is partnering with UA Parks & Rec and Grandview Heights Parks & Recreation to form an Aktion Club serving the Tri-Village Area. Aktion Club is the only service club for adults with disabilities, with more than 10,000 members worldwide. Club members become competent, capable, caring leaders through…

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Fancyburg Park

July is National Parks & Recreation Month

Where Community Grows Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the vital and powerful role local park and recreation professionals, such as our staff in the UA Parks & Recreation Department, play in building stronger, more vibrant and…

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Thank UACA, Staff, Happy Fourth

Let’s Celebrate Independence Day

It’s no secret that UA knows how to put on an incredible Independence Day celebration, thanks to the hard work of the all-volunteer UA Civic Association (UACA). With this year’s theme – Upper Arlington Traditions, featuring Mike Borders, Coordinator of Upper Arlington Special Olympics as the 2023 Parade Grand Marshal – the community’s Fourth of July traditions are not to…

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Northam Park Improvement Tennis

Northam Park Improvement Updates

Plans to renovate the Northam Tennis Courts and service building at Northam Park were postponed in 2022 when bids exceeded estimates by approximately 20%. During 2023-24 budget discussions, City Council members expressed support for these improvements but also indicated a strong preference for accomplishing the work within the previously approved budget of $4.2 million. The issue was revisited during Council’s…

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Utility Bill Reminder

Second City Utility Bill for 2023 Mailed to UA Households

The second of two semi-annual utility invoices from the City for 2023 was recently mailed to UA households. These invoices include the Solid Waste fee, the Stormwater Utility fee, and in some cases a Neighborhood Lighting Utility fee. The deadline for payments is Friday, July 21. The Stormwater Utility fee helps to defray the costs of our City’s deteriorating storm…

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St. Agatha Fundraiser

Fireworks Safety a Top Priority in UA

By UA Fire Battalion Chief Alan Thompson The Fourth of July in Upper Arlington is without peer. The City celebrates with a first class parade and an outstanding fireworks display. There is a Party in the Park with great live music and top notch food. There are class reunions, baseball games, block parties and more. Unfortunately, the week surrounding the Fourth…

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Economic Development Homepage

City of Upper Arlington Contracts with The Montrose Group, LLC for Economic Development Consulting Services

Following the departure of former Economic Development Director, Joe Henderson, early in 2023, the City’s Administration decided to explore alternative options for fulfilling the City’s economic development needs. After issuing a Request for Proposals for a consulting firm to take on this role on behalf of the City, Columbus-based The Montrose Group, LLC was selected as the preferred team. On…

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Music At Miller

UA Performance Series – Music at Miller

6-9 pm, Thursday, June 22 Miller Park UA Parks & Rec and the UA Library have joined forces to host the second in our UA Performance Series – Music at Miller. Enjoy an evening of live music and more with a focus on youth and families. Stage performances will include Musicologie and Snack Time, with the Library hosting some music…

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