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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 facilitate four seasonal community events and Movies in the Park. In partnership with Get Fresh Markets, we offer the weekly farmers market.

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
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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.

MOVIES IN THE PARKS
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.

OrganizationSeasonAgeDescriptionWeb 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 SoccerSpring & FallAdultSoccermmkimble@gmail.com
UA Athletic Association Football UA Youth FootballFallK-Grade 6K-Grades 2 = Flag. Grades 3-6 = Tackle.uayouthfootball.com
UA Softball AssociationGrades 6-12bearcubsoftball.com
UA Junior Baseball AssociationSpring & SummerGrades 3-12Boys. Traveling teams for Grades 3-6 and 7-12.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.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+
UA Summer Softball Association Girls Fast Pitch Traveling TeamSpring & SummerGrades 6-12Girls. Grades 6-12.uasoftball.net
FAQs - General

Fire Safety Programs (7)

Open burning of any yard waste such as brush or leaves is prohibited in the City of Upper Arlington. Yard waste disposal questions should be directed to the Public Service Department, at 614-583-5350 or visit our Solid Waste Services section. For any outdoor burning concerns, call 614-583-5100.

Call 614-583-5100 or send your request to schedule a speaker for your event using the Contact form below.

Yes, we do home fire safety inspections for residential childcare certifications, adoptions, foster care and overall home fire safety inspections. Call 614-583-5100.

Call 614-583-5100, send a request using the Contact form below or submit an online form Records Request – City Administration from the City Council – City Clerk web page.

Fire hydrants are flushed in the middle of April to the middle of May. Contact the Fire Prevention Office at 614-583-5100 to see if a hydrant in your area is being flushed. If your water is rusty and it is not during the flushing season, call Columbus Water Division at 614-645-7788 to see if there is a water main break or if there is construction in your neighborhood.

Permits are required for:

  • Commercial fire suppression systems
  • Commercial fire protection systems
  • Hydrant usage
  • Fireworks exhibits
  • Open burn
  • Service stations
  • Tents (any tent or membrane structure over 400 square feet, unless the tent is open on all sides, in which case up to 700 square feet is allowed without a permit)
  • Underground Storage Tank Removal
  • Private fire main permit (contractors building new complexes that require installing a fire hydrant)

Call the Fire Prevention Office, at 614-583-5100, with any questions.

You can find these items at most hardware, home improvement centers, discount/department stores or online. Make sure the item you purchase is approved by the Underwriters Laboratory and has the UL label.

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Fire Safety Programs (7)

Open burning of any yard waste such as brush or leaves is prohibited in the City of Upper Arlington. Yard waste disposal questions should be directed to the Public Service Department, at 614-583-5350 or visit our Solid Waste Services section. For any outdoor burning concerns, call 614-583-5100.

Call 614-583-5100 or send your request to schedule a speaker for your event using the Contact form below.

Yes, we do home fire safety inspections for residential childcare certifications, adoptions, foster care and overall home fire safety inspections. Call 614-583-5100.

Call 614-583-5100, send a request using the Contact form below or submit an online form Records Request – City Administration from the City Council – City Clerk web page.

Fire hydrants are flushed in the middle of April to the middle of May. Contact the Fire Prevention Office at 614-583-5100 to see if a hydrant in your area is being flushed. If your water is rusty and it is not during the flushing season, call Columbus Water Division at 614-645-7788 to see if there is a water main break or if there is construction in your neighborhood.

Permits are required for:

  • Commercial fire suppression systems
  • Commercial fire protection systems
  • Hydrant usage
  • Fireworks exhibits
  • Open burn
  • Service stations
  • Tents (any tent or membrane structure over 400 square feet, unless the tent is open on all sides, in which case up to 700 square feet is allowed without a permit)
  • Underground Storage Tank Removal
  • Private fire main permit (contractors building new complexes that require installing a fire hydrant)

Call the Fire Prevention Office, at 614-583-5100, with any questions.

You can find these items at most hardware, home improvement centers, discount/department stores or online. Make sure the item you purchase is approved by the Underwriters Laboratory and has the UL label.

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