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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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In the event of rain, camps and swim lessons will not be canceled. If lightning is spotted by lifeguards, the pool will be evacuated and will partake in a 30 minute delay beginning from the last sighting. Prolonged delays could result in a rescheduling. Camps can meet indoors.

In public parks, dogs must be on a leash from 8 am to 8 pm during Daylight Savings Time and 8 am to 5 pm during Eastern Standard Time. At all other hours, dogs must still be under control by the owner. Additional responsible pet ownership guidelines can be found by linking to our Animal Control page.

Pool passes are not prorated.

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.

The Amelita Mirolo Barn is not available online for reservation. Contact Parks & Recreation Department at 614-583-5330 or parks@uaoh.net for reservations.

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.

Upper Arlington Parks & Recreation does not have an indoor pool. The Department does use the High School natatorium. The indoor pool is only available for swim meets and Sunday Swim lessons. Sunday Swim lessons are for children of 4 years of age and older.

The City offers a Community CPR training program, certified Heartsaver CPR/AED, through LifeLong Learning & Leisure with the Parks & Recreation Department – Activity Registration at 614-583-5333. For the basics of CPR or healthcare provider courses, please contact Firefighter/Paramedic Mindy Gabriel at
614-583-5352 or fire@uaoh.net.

Categories: EMS, Parks & Recreation

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

While volunteer positions on Boards and Commissions have set terms, vacancies periodically arise at other times. You can watch for calls for applications via local media, or you can submit an application for a Board or Commission that interests you at any time. The City Clerk’s Office keeps applications on file for 3 years.

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 division 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.

Upper Arlington city pools offer both residential and non-residential season passes that are usable for the summer season at all three pool facilities. Prices are less expensive for residents. The cost of passes depends on the family size and prices are available any of our pools or tennis pages under the City Facilities section of the website; daily admission fees are also available.

In the event of rain, the pools will remain open during their regular operating hours. If lightning is spotted, the pool is evacuated for a 30 minute period for safety – this does not close the pool.

Enrollment into the next session of swim lessons is dependent upon the availability of open positions. Your child may sign up for lessons if an opening is available.

Visit our Places page for details on City building address, maps & directions, phone numbers and hours of operation.

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

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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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