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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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Citizen Police Academy

UA Police Accepting Applications for 2023 Citizen Police Academy

Application Deadline: July 17 There’s a lot more to community policing than meets the eye, and each fall, the Upper Arlington Police Division welcomes a select number of community members into the Citizen Police Academy program for a behind the scenes look at local law enforcement. The Citizen Police Academy gives residents a greater understanding and awareness of numerous law…

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Juneteenth Recognition Program

4 pm, Friday, June 16 Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road We invite you to join members of City Council, the Community Relations Committee, and the City’s Administration on the Plaza of the Municipal Services Center for a UA Juneteenth recognition program and the raising of the Juneteenth flag. The ceremony will feature keynote speaker, Rita Fuller-Yates, an acclaimed Columbus…

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Fourth Party

Fourth of July Holiday Planning Reminders

With UA’s favorite day of the year just around the corner, we have some useful information to share with the community as you plan your Fourth Weekend and day-of activities. Block Parties If your neighborhood is planning to host a block party on the Fourth of July, the deadline for submitting your permit application is Friday, June 24. The $50…

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Upper Arlington Pride

1-5 pm, Sunday, June 11 Sunny 95 Park Rainbow UA has once again expanded its plans for UA Pride, moving the event to Sunny 95 Park for 2023, and putting together an afternoon packed with activities and entertainment. Thanks to the support of many local businesses, UA Pride will include art, entertainment, resource tables and public speakers, all with a…

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UA Historical House

UA Historical Society History Speaks Series: Why Preservation?

7 pm, Wednesday, June 7 Jones Middle School  The Upper Arlington Historical Society continues its “History Speaks” series, with a June 7 discussion on architecture of 50+ year-old homes. Join presenter Susan Keeny, Preservation Director at Columbus Landmarks, to learn why taking a preservation approach is important not only for our homes, but also for our neighborhoods. Highlights of local…

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Concourse Gallery: Undesign The Redline

Concourse Gallery to Host Undesign the Redline Exhibit

June 1-July 7 3600 Tremont Road The City’s Concourse Gallery is hosting an informational exhibit developed by the YWCA of Columbus, that has been touring the region in recent months. Undesign the Redline portrays the history of structural racism caused by the 1938 redlining maps. The exhibit shows how this inequality continues to impact communities today, while also focusing on…

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