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Northam Park Walkway
Northam Park Walkway
Northam Winter
Northam Reading Garden
Northam Playground
Northam Playground Swing
Northam Playground Ropes
Northam Playground Playhouse
Northam Playground Kids
Northam Playground Feature
Northam Park Sign
Northam Park Sandbox
Northam Park Festival
Northam Park Entrance
Northam Park Ball Diamond
Northam Grove
Northam Diamond
Northam Park
Northam Dog Drinking

The annual Labor Day Arts Festival is held in this park along with several Community Athletics events.

PARK HOURS

5 am-11 pm Year-round
Restrooms open April 1 – October 31

PARK AMENITIES

  • Acres: 22
  • Baby Stations
  • Ball Diamonds: 4
  • Boccee Ball
  • Community Athletics
  • Festivals in Park
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Multi-use Path: .93mi
  • No Alcohol Allowed
  • Parking: 388
  • Pet: Drinking & Waste
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Public Art
  • Rest Rooms: Seasonal
  • Sports Fields: 2
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Courts: 12
  • Tree Treks
  • Vending: Beverage
PARKS & REC NEWS
PARKS & REC EVENTS
MISCELLANEOUS PARKS INFORMATION

Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted in the parks, pools or shelters at any time.

Reservations: Ballfields are available by reservation. Two-hour minimum use. $10 resident and $15 nonresident per hour.

Ballfield Hotline: 614-583-5345 Field conditions are updated weekly after 3:30 pm When applicable, weekend updates are made by 8:00 am If field conditions change after the update occurs, users are encouraged to use their best judgment when using the fields.

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Yes. You may hire a contractor or do the actual work yourself. Please make sure that you follow the approved methods of repair/correction, as outlined in the sidewalk notification letter. Any repair that is not approved will be repaired directly by the City and the cost will be billed or assessed back to you.

Typically a permit is required from the Engineering Division when sidewalks are replaced in the public right-of-way. However, the January 2019 sidewalk repair notices mailed to non-compliant properties also function as the permit for purposes of the Sidewalk Maintenance Program. A free permit from the Parks & Forestry Division is required when excavation is performed within 10 feet of a street tree. Permits are not required for leveling or grinding of existing concrete sidewalks.

The City charges the property owner a per-panel price based on the winning bid received for the project. It is not possible to know the exact price per panel until the bid has been awarded. As a frame of reference, costs for the 2018 Sidewalk Maintenance Program were $190 per four-inch panel and $225 per six-inch panel. Please note: the costs for the 2019 Sidewalk Maintenance Program may be higher or lower.

The City will only be replacing the sidewalk panels identified in the notification that you received and is unable to facilitate additional repairs. The scope and quantity of repairs is the predetermined amount on which the contractor has based their price. If you would like to have additional concrete work or repairs performed at your property, we encourage you to seek a private contractor.

We advise you to seek legal guidance concerning property rights. If you have a concern about a dangerous tree, please contact the Parks & Forestry Division at 614-583-5340.

Sidewalks are inspected according to criteria outlined in City Code 901.03.

Any questions regarding the trees or parks should be addressed to the Parks & Forestry Division of the Parks & Recreation Department. They can be reached from the phone number: 614-583-5340.

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A damaged tree should be reported to the Parks & Forestry Division. They can be reached by phone number 614-583-5300.

Access to your residence includes the driveway, sidewalk within the driveway, driveway apron and driveway gutter. The property owner is responsible for maintenance and repairs of all parts of the driveway access per City Code 901.06. It is the City’s policy not to replace defective or deteriorated driveway entrances at the City’s expense unless the curb and gutter in the entire block is being replaced by the City as part of a street reconstruction project.

Consistent with most communities, the maintenance and repair for sidewalks is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner, per City Ordinance 901.03. The City is responsible for repairs when damage has been caused by the roots of City-owned trees in the public right of way, defects caused by utility manholes or valves, as well as any curb ramps. If you believe a trip hazard is being caused by a tree root, please contact our Parks & Forestry Division for evaluation at 614-583-5340.

The City will choose the lowest bid contractor to perform the repairs. The contractor chosen will decide the method of repair to be performed. For the 2018 Sidewalk Maintenance Program, the only method of repair utilized was panel replacement. The City anticipates a similar approach for the 2019 Sidewalk Maintenance Program Contract.

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Athletic fields are rescheduled or refunds issues in case of inclement weather and the playing field is too wet for play to commence. A recorded message is placed on the Parks & Recreation hotline, 614-583-5345 to notify all users of field cancellations.

Refunds are not issued for shelter house reservations canceled due to inclement weather. All shelter houses in our system are completely enclosed and, therefore, not subject to weather cancellations. Facility users assume the risk of undesirable weather conditions when reserving a facility.

If We Cancel - The Upper Arlington Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel any reservation or to close athletic fields. If this situation occurs, a full refund is issued.

If You Cancel - To cancel a reservation, you must contact the Upper Arlington Parks & Recreation Department office at 614-583-5300 or Senior Center at 614-583-5320. A written statement (email or mail) is needed to cancel.

Refunds - A refund (less the $25 fee) is given when a shelter house or Senior Center cancellation is made more than 90 days prior to the rental date. All Amelita Mirolo Barn deposits are non-refundable. A 50% refund is given when a shelter house, Amelita Mirolo Barn or Senior Center cancellation is made 30-89 days prior to the rental date. No refund is given when a shelter house, Amelita Mirolo Barn or Senior Center cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to the rental date. Refunds for emergency or hardship cases are made on a case-by-case basis. All decisions for a refund are at the discretion of the Parks & Recreation Director.

The City of Upper Arlington Parks & Forestry Division is proud to keep Upper Arlington parks beautiful, safe and fun destinations for patrons of all ages. Help them keep the parks in top shape by adhering to the following policies:

  1. Hours of Operation: City parks are open to the public from 5 am to 11 pm.
  2. Trash, Debris & Litter: Most parks feature trash cans for park use. Household trash shall not be placed in park trash cans or dumpsters. Private yard waste shall not be dumped, raked, or blown into parks. Please make sure all litter and debris is deposited in cans. Cigarette butts are litter.
  3. Graffiti & Vandalism: Graffiti and vandalism are of course, prohibited. Please report any instances to the city.
  4. Pets in Parks:  See "Pets in Parks" tab.
  5. Playgrounds: Playgrounds are designed and built for designated age groups. Parents or guardians should supervise children using the playground equipment. Please report any safety or maintenance issues to the city immediately.
  6. Alcohol: Alcohol and illegal drugs are prohibited in parks and facilities at all times.
  7. Smoking: All park buildings and interior spaces are smoke-free by law. Extinguish all butts before depositing them in trash cans.
  8. Picnic Areas & Grills: Picnic tables & grills are available on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Do not move tables off of concrete pads. Do not deposit hot coals in trash cans - leave in grills please.
  9. Pathways: Park pathways are designed for shared use, including walkers, runners, roller bladders, and cyclists. Please use common sense and courtesy. Pathways are not designed for high speed bicycle traffic. Slower pathway users should stay to the right, and those passing should sound an audible signal, or offer a verbal warning when preparing to pass.
  10. Shelters: Open air shelters at Burbank, Northwest, & Westover, and the gazebo at Miller Park are "first-come, first-served". Enclosed shelters at Fancyburg, Thompson, and Reed Rd. Parks can be reserved for a fee. All shelters should be left clean, with floors and table surfaces ready for the next visitor.
  11. Vending: Beverage vending machines are present in major parks. No sales of products or services are permitted in parks without the written permission of the Director of Parks & Recreation.
  12. Fires: No fires are permitted, except in designated fire places or grills. Do not deposit hot coals in trash cans.
  13. Sports: Organized sports (games or practices) must be confined to areas & facilities designated for such use. Bleachers are provided at most fields and diamonds for spectator use. All teams must clean up their own litter and debris. Golf is prohibited in city parks.
  14. Signs & Ribbons: No signs, including posters, yard signs or ribbons, may be placed on park property, except on designated bulletin boards. Per City  Ordinance 907.06: “No person shall attach any rope, wire, … or other contrivance to any tree or shrub… without authorization.” The Park & Forestry crew routinely removes such items during regular maintenance, trash removal, and mowing. See the code here.
  15. Vehicles: No vehicles are allowed in parks except in the marked spaces within paved parking lots without the written permission of the Director of Parks & Recreation. On-street parking is also available around most parks.

Please help to keep the parks safe, clean and enjoyable! Notify the Parks & Recreation Department if you see any broken play equipment, damaged park furniture or vandalism to athletic fields and park facilities.

Call 614-583-5300 during regular business hours to report any issues or complete the "Report Damage" form below. For more urgent situations or after hours, call Police Dispatch at 614-459-2800.

While dog owners have every right to enjoy the parks with their canine friends, it's important to be respectful of other park users. Follow these tips to do your part to ensure everyone can enjoy the great outdoors together:

  • While at a UA park, dogs must be on a leash 8 am-8 pm during Daylight Savings Time or 8 am-5 pm EST. When off leash, the dog still must be under your control of their owners at all times.
  • Please keep dogs off of athletic/sport fields. If sport fields, parties or other group activities are in full swing, steer clear of that portion of the park if your dog is off leash, or simply put the leash back on to prevent any uninvited interruptions from your dog.
  • Don't assume all dogs will play well with yours, especially when they are on a leash. Keep your dog clear from others until you have okayed playing with the other dog owner.
  • As a courtesy to others and for health and safety reasons, pet owners must clean up after their pets. Most of our larger parks are equipped with doggie bag stations (thanks in part to Pet People) but it's always a good idea to bring your own. The law requires that all pet waste be picked up by pet owners.
  • Violators are subject to citations and fines from the Police Division.

To report a leash law violation or other issue in the park, please contact the Police non-life threatening emergency number at 614-459-2800. The City has a brochure detailing our laws pertaining to dogs and other animals, as well as useful contact information for lost pets, vet resources and more.

The City’s website is designed to provide 24/7 access to useful information about City departments, services, public meetings, special projects, events, legislation and more. If you are unable to find what you are looking for on this page or in our FAQ section, please complete the webform below. It will be directed straight to staff in the department listed above.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not an emergency reporting system. Requests are addressed during regular work hours of 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday. If you need to report an emergency situation, please call 9-1-1.

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Please help to keep the parks safe, clean and enjoyable! Notify the Parks & Recreation Department if you see any broken play equipment, damaged park furniture or vandalism to athletic fields and park facilities.

Call 614-583-5340 during regular business hours to report any issues or complete the "Report Damage" email form. For more urgent situations or after hours, call Police Dispatch at 614-459-2800.

SHELTER HOUSES

Registration Options:

  • Online: Click here to check availability and reserve a shelter house.
  • In Person: Office hours are 8 am to 5 pm weekdays. Parks & Recreation office at 3600 Tremont Road.

Keys: Parks & Recreation staff will unlock and lock shelter houses according to scheduled rental times. Be sure to include time for set-up and tear-down of the facility.

Non-Profit Rates: Reduced fees of 25% are available to eligible UA-based non-profit community-serving organizations, as determined by the Parks & Recreation Director.

SHELTER FEES

Resident Non-resident
Monday-Thursday $24/hour $36/hour
Friday-Sunday & Holidays $36/hour $54/hour
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The City’s website is designed to provide 24/7 access to useful information about City departments, services, public meetings, special projects, events, legislation and more. If you are unable to find what you are looking for on this page or in our FAQ section, please complete the webform below. It will be directed straight to staff in the department listed above.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not an emergency reporting system. Requests are addressed during regular work hours of 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday. If you need to report an emergency situation, please call 9-1-1.

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