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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 Remind.com 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
PARKS & REC NEWS
11Jan '19

Open Bids – Online

The City of Upper Arlington currently has open bids on the following goods and services: Tree Pruning Maintenance – Close date :  January 22,2019, 1 pm Printing Services – Close…

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04Jan '19

Winter Activity Guide Offerings

UA Parks & Recreation knows how just how to tackle those winter blues, with an exciting line up of winter programs for all ages and interests. And there’s still time…

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21Dec '18

Call for Seasonal Lifeguards

The weather outside might be frightful, but the thoughts of warm summer days at the pool are quite delightful. Parks & Recreation has opened the application process for seasonal lifeguards…

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ANNUAL EVENTS
Spring Fling Annual Event

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
Movie In 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.

MARKET VENDOR INFORMATION

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

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.

PRESCHOOL
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
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.

Day Camps

Summer Day Camps are programmed to give children a fun, outdoor summer experience and also as an alternative to typical child care. Camps are 10 weeks in duration and coincide with the Upper Arlington Schools calendar.

Three full-time camps are conducted at Thompson Park Shelter, Reed Road Shelter and new this year Tremont Elementary School (due to school construction at Barrington). Children enjoy programmed recreation activities, weekly field trips, arts and crafts, games, quiet recreation, movies, swimming and library visits.

Day Camp programs offer an unprecedented “pay as you use” fee structure of $32 per day per child, meaning you pay for only the days your child attends Day Camp. Day Camps are staffed by qualified leaders, at an approximate ratio of 15:1. Participants bring a packed lunch daily, water bottle/ drink and an afternoon snack.

Registration is on a first-come, first- served basis, is limited and fills quickly. The registration fee is per child and includes admission to the Upper Arlington Pools (when Day Camp attends), Camp T-shirt and your child’s initial 10 days of Camp. Fees do not include field trip costs; parents are responsible if child attends on Wednesday, as all fields trip are mandatory.

All fees associated with registration (including the initial 10 days) are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be credited to your household account. There is a mandatory initial 10-visit minimum purchase per child enrolled and that is reflected in the registration fee. Upon completion of registration, you should receive a confirmation receipt within minutes of finalizing your registration.

Winter Break Day Camp runs concurrently with the Upper Arlington School’s Winter Break, providing a valuable service for those families in which both parents work. New this year is a location change to Tremont Elementary School Cafeteria.

Children enjoy a variety of activities including arts and crafts, games, quiet recreation, movies, library visits and one field trip. Qualified leaders at an approximate ratio of 15:1 staff the program. Participants should bring a packed lunch daily, water bottle and an afternoon snack.

Winter Break Day Camp fees are non-refundable, non- transferrable and cannot be credited to a household account. Select the days you wish to register for below; you must register for each day your child wishes to attend. Register early as camp does reach the maximum!

ADULT
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!

50+
MultiAge 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.

COMMUNITY ATHLETICS
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 = Spring.www.northwestkiwanis.com/youth-soccer
UA Adult Co-Rec Soccer AssociationSpring & FallAdultSoccerMike Kimble.
614-447-9920
mmkimble@gmail.com
UA Athletic Association FootballFallK-Grade 6K-Grades 2 = Flag. Grades 3-6 = Tackle.www.uayouthfootball.com
UA Optimist BasketballWinterK-Grade 12Boys & Girls. K-Grade 12.Paul Boyer.
614-937-6417
www.uaoptimist.org
UA Shuffleboard ClubAdultBill Grant.
614-457-6866
UA Silver Bears SoftballSpring60+Men. 60+Jane Sindel, UA Senior Center.
614-583-5324
Bear Cub BaseballSpring & Fallpre-K-Grade 6T-ball; Coach-Pitch; Kit-Pitch. Boys & Girls. Ages pre-K-Grade 6.Bill Blackuabearcubbaseball@gmail.com or www.bearcubbaseball.com
UA Baseball Association & JuniorSpring & SummerGrades 3-12Boys. Traveling teams for Grades 3-6 and 7-12.Mike Blevins.
614-657-6213
www.uajba.org
Bear Cub Girls SoftballSpring & SummerK-Grade 6Girls. K-Grade 6.Trevor Warner.
614-592-4636
www.bearcubsoftball.com
UA Summer Softball Association Girls Fast Pitch Traveling TeamSpring & SummerGrades 6-12Girls. Grades 6-12.https://sites.google.com/site/uasoftballassociation/
UA Lacrosse AssociationSpring & SummerGrades 3-6Boys & Girls. Grades 3-6.www.eteamz.com/uala and Registration www.uala.info
UA Seim ClubSummerBeinner-CollegiateCompetitive swimming for all ages, beginner to collegiate champ!www.uasc.org
FAQs - General

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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

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.

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.

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

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FAQs - Camp

Recreation (9)

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

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.

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.

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

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CONTACT PARKS & RECREATION

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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