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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
18Sep '19

Open Bids – Online

The City of Upper Arlington currently has open bids on the following goods and services: Diamond Dougout Replacement at Reed Road Park (Bid closes 9/19/19 at 3 pm) Tree Removal…

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16Sep '19

Construction Bids

LEGAL NOTICE: Sealed bids will be received by the Division of Purchasing, City of Upper Arlington, 3600 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, OH 43221 until 3 pm Eastern Daylight Time on October…

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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

Parks & Recreation has partnered with Get Fresh Markets, a local non-profit organization led by Michelle White and Jaime Moore who have more than 18 years of combined experience as market managers. Michelle and Jaime are also members of the Ohio Farmers Market Network, a statewide organization providing resources and training to market managers and producers. This new partnership will connect our farmers market to other Central Ohio markets and engage ours in a USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program grant.

The Farmers Market also features a new start date, hours and a more centralized location! Rain or shine, UA’s Farmers’ Market will take place at the northwest corner of the Tremont Pool parking lot on 2850 Tremont Road from 4-7 pm each Wednesday, starting June 5 through September 25.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please contact Get Fresh Markets at getfreshohio@gmail.com or visit getfreshmarkets.org. We look forward to helping you continue those healthy habits this summer Upper Arlington Farmers Market!

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
Bear Cub BaseballSpring & Fallpre-K-Grade 6T-ball; Coach-Pitch; Kit-Pitch. Boys & Girls. Ages pre-K-Grade 6.uabearcubbaseball@gmail.com or bearcubbaseball.com
Bear Cub Girls SoftballSpring & SummerK-Grade 6Girls. K-Grade 6.bearcubsoftball.com
Northwest Kiwanis SoccerSpring & FallK-Grade 6Boys & Girls. Grades 1-6 = Fall & Spring. Kindergarten = Spring.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.uayouthfootball.com
UA Athletic Association Girls SoftballGrades 6-12bearcubsoftball.com
UA Baseball Association & JuniorSpring & SummerGrades 3-12Boys. Traveling teams for Grades 3-6 and 7-12.Mike Blevins.
614-657-6213
uajba.org
UA Lacrosse AssociationSpring & SummerGrades 3-6Boys & Girls. Grades 3-6.eteamz.com/uala and Registration uala.info
UA Optimist BasketballWinterK-Grade 12Boys & Girls. K-Grade 12.Paul Boyer.
614-937-6417
uaoptimist.org
UA Swim ClubSummerBeinner-CollegiateCompetitive swimming for all ages, beginner to collegiate champ!uasc.org
UA Shuffleboard ClubAdultparks@uaoh.net
UA Silver Bears SoftballSpring60+Men. 60+Jane Sindel, UA Senior Center.
614-583-5324
UA Summer Softball Association Girls Fast Pitch Traveling TeamSpring & SummerGrades 6-12Girls. Grades 6-12.uasoftball.net
FAQs - General

EMS (17)

No. Mutual aid is recognized as an important mechanism for assuring comprehensive and responsive fire and medical emergency assistance to citizens of all Franklin County communities. Community leaders and fire chiefs of these communities have agreed that mutual aid will not be affected in any way.

Category: EMS

Yes, both private and government health insurance plans include provisions for EMS transportation.

Category: EMS

No. Once gathered, patient information would be forwarded to a third party billing agency contracted by the City and specializing in EMS billing. The patient’s insurance company or Medicare would be billed for the run. Recent changes in rules set by the Department of Health and Human Services enables government entities to only invoice the patient’s insurance company or Medicare, and does not require them to bill those who cannot pay or are indigent. They may also waive the coinsurance fee for their residents rather than adopt a “hard billing” policy that would result in invoicing the patient for the balance and taking a proactive collection stance.

Category: EMS

The Police Division has a Drug Take Back Box located in the Municipal Services Center. Visit the Police Division section of our website or call 614-583-5150 with questions.

No. All calls for help are answered in the same manner, regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay.

Category: EMS

Health care costs will rise regardless of whether a community bills for EMS transports. The primary factors influencing such increases are prescription drug coverage, medical litigation, technology in medicine and depressed investment company returns. Most private insurance and Medicare policies already have provisions in place for treatment and transport by an emergency medical provider. Billing for EMS transports allows the City to recover some of its operating costs through existing insurance monies.

Category: EMS

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

Contact the EMS Office at 614-583-5100.

Category: EMS

Residents may stop by any fire station to have their blood pressure taken. It is recommended to call the Fire Division at 614-583-5100 before you arrive to verify if staff is available.

Category: EMS

The Fire Division averages 2,000 EMS transports per year (residents and non-residents). Based on these numbers and the rate-of-return seen by municipalities with similar demographics, the City conservatively anticipates an annual return of $400,000.

Category: EMS

The funds raised are set aside to support fire and emergency medical services provided by the Upper Arlington Fire Division. This includes the support of facilities maintenance and upgrades and the purchase of fire and EMS equipment and vehicles when needed.

Category: EMS
  • Transport claims will be submitted to Medicaid/Medicare/private insurance as before.
  • Non-residents will receive up to three bills for any balance not paid by Medicare/Medicaid/private insurance, or the entire amount if they do not have insurance.
Category: EMS
  • Upper Arlington residents will not be billed for a transport or for any outstanding balance on a claim, even if they do not have insurance.
  • Residents may receive a letter requesting or verifying insurance information if it had not been obtained in full at the time of the EMS transport.
  • Some private insurance companies may submit payment to the patient when it should be sent to the City. If this occurs and the patient has not forwarded the check to the City, he/she will receive a letter from the City requesting reimbursement.
  • In some cases whereby an EMS transport is provided by another jurisdiction through mutual aid, the policy of that responding agency will apply, therefore Upper Arlington residents may receive a bill for any balance due on the claim.
Category: EMS

Appropriate treatment is rendered according to the injury or illness. Transportation to a medical facility is sometimes but not always required. If the patient’s condition warrants it, the medic unit provides this service.

Category: EMS

If the patient is in a condition to do so, he/she is asked for medical insurance information and a signature, as typically happens when being admitted to a hospital. If this practice might interfere with patient care, it is delayed or a relative is asked to provide the appropriate information. EMS reporting software currently used by Upper Arlington already collects most of the required information, and can be expanded to capture insurance information.

Category: EMS

Responding to a call for help remains the top priority, regardless of an individual’s medical insurance situation and ability to pay. Upper Arlington residents will not receive a bill for the transport or any outstanding balance, even if they do not have insurance. While non-residents will receive a bill for any outstanding balance not covered by insurance or the full amount due, the City will work with low-income individuals who do not have insurance as such cases arise.

Category: EMS

All calls to 9-1-1 in Upper Arlington go to the Northwest Regional Emergency Communications Center. Dispatchers immediately send the closest available unit that has the required equipment and personnel. This may be a medic unit, fire truck or a combination of the two. Typically these are Upper Arlington units however, if all Upper Arlington units are busy with other emergencies, units from other communities in Franklin County are called upon to respond, thanks to mutual aid agreements that assure quick emergency service.

Category: EMS

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EMS (17)

No. Mutual aid is recognized as an important mechanism for assuring comprehensive and responsive fire and medical emergency assistance to citizens of all Franklin County communities. Community leaders and fire chiefs of these communities have agreed that mutual aid will not be affected in any way.

Category: EMS

Yes, both private and government health insurance plans include provisions for EMS transportation.

Category: EMS

No. Once gathered, patient information would be forwarded to a third party billing agency contracted by the City and specializing in EMS billing. The patient’s insurance company or Medicare would be billed for the run. Recent changes in rules set by the Department of Health and Human Services enables government entities to only invoice the patient’s insurance company or Medicare, and does not require them to bill those who cannot pay or are indigent. They may also waive the coinsurance fee for their residents rather than adopt a “hard billing” policy that would result in invoicing the patient for the balance and taking a proactive collection stance.

Category: EMS

The Police Division has a Drug Take Back Box located in the Municipal Services Center. Visit the Police Division section of our website or call 614-583-5150 with questions.

No. All calls for help are answered in the same manner, regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay.

Category: EMS

Health care costs will rise regardless of whether a community bills for EMS transports. The primary factors influencing such increases are prescription drug coverage, medical litigation, technology in medicine and depressed investment company returns. Most private insurance and Medicare policies already have provisions in place for treatment and transport by an emergency medical provider. Billing for EMS transports allows the City to recover some of its operating costs through existing insurance monies.

Category: EMS

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

Contact the EMS Office at 614-583-5100.

Category: EMS

Residents may stop by any fire station to have their blood pressure taken. It is recommended to call the Fire Division at 614-583-5100 before you arrive to verify if staff is available.

Category: EMS

The Fire Division averages 2,000 EMS transports per year (residents and non-residents). Based on these numbers and the rate-of-return seen by municipalities with similar demographics, the City conservatively anticipates an annual return of $400,000.

Category: EMS

The funds raised are set aside to support fire and emergency medical services provided by the Upper Arlington Fire Division. This includes the support of facilities maintenance and upgrades and the purchase of fire and EMS equipment and vehicles when needed.

Category: EMS
  • Transport claims will be submitted to Medicaid/Medicare/private insurance as before.
  • Non-residents will receive up to three bills for any balance not paid by Medicare/Medicaid/private insurance, or the entire amount if they do not have insurance.
Category: EMS
  • Upper Arlington residents will not be billed for a transport or for any outstanding balance on a claim, even if they do not have insurance.
  • Residents may receive a letter requesting or verifying insurance information if it had not been obtained in full at the time of the EMS transport.
  • Some private insurance companies may submit payment to the patient when it should be sent to the City. If this occurs and the patient has not forwarded the check to the City, he/she will receive a letter from the City requesting reimbursement.
  • In some cases whereby an EMS transport is provided by another jurisdiction through mutual aid, the policy of that responding agency will apply, therefore Upper Arlington residents may receive a bill for any balance due on the claim.
Category: EMS

Appropriate treatment is rendered according to the injury or illness. Transportation to a medical facility is sometimes but not always required. If the patient’s condition warrants it, the medic unit provides this service.

Category: EMS

If the patient is in a condition to do so, he/she is asked for medical insurance information and a signature, as typically happens when being admitted to a hospital. If this practice might interfere with patient care, it is delayed or a relative is asked to provide the appropriate information. EMS reporting software currently used by Upper Arlington already collects most of the required information, and can be expanded to capture insurance information.

Category: EMS

Responding to a call for help remains the top priority, regardless of an individual’s medical insurance situation and ability to pay. Upper Arlington residents will not receive a bill for the transport or any outstanding balance, even if they do not have insurance. While non-residents will receive a bill for any outstanding balance not covered by insurance or the full amount due, the City will work with low-income individuals who do not have insurance as such cases arise.

Category: EMS

All calls to 9-1-1 in Upper Arlington go to the Northwest Regional Emergency Communications Center. Dispatchers immediately send the closest available unit that has the required equipment and personnel. This may be a medic unit, fire truck or a combination of the two. Typically these are Upper Arlington units however, if all Upper Arlington units are busy with other emergencies, units from other communities in Franklin County are called upon to respond, thanks to mutual aid agreements that assure quick emergency service.

Category: EMS

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