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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

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Yes. You may hire a contractor or do the actual work yourself. Please make sure that you follow the approved methods of repair/correction, as outlined in the sidewalk notification letter. Any repair that is not approved will be repaired directly by the City and the cost will be billed or assessed back to you.

Typically a permit is required from the Engineering Division when sidewalks are replaced in the public right-of-way. However, the January 2019 sidewalk repair notices mailed to non-compliant properties also function as the permit for purposes of the Sidewalk Maintenance Program. A free permit from the Parks & Forestry Division is required when excavation is performed within 10 feet of a street tree. Permits are not required for leveling or grinding of existing concrete sidewalks.

The City charges the property owner a per-panel price based on the winning bid received for the project. It is not possible to know the exact price per panel until the bid has been awarded. As a frame of reference, costs for the 2018 Sidewalk Maintenance Program were $190 per four-inch panel and $225 per six-inch panel. Please note: the costs for the 2019 Sidewalk Maintenance Program may be higher or lower.

The City will only be replacing the sidewalk panels identified in the notification that you received and is unable to facilitate additional repairs. The scope and quantity of repairs is the predetermined amount on which the contractor has based their price. If you would like to have additional concrete work or repairs performed at your property, we encourage you to seek a private contractor.

We advise you to seek legal guidance concerning property rights. If you have a concern about a dangerous tree, please contact the Parks & Forestry Division at 614-583-5340.

Sidewalks are inspected according to criteria outlined in City Code 901.03.

Any questions regarding the trees or parks should be addressed to the Parks & Forestry Division of the Parks & Recreation Department. They can be reached from the phone number: 614-583-5340.

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A damaged tree should be reported to the Parks & Forestry Division. They can be reached by phone number 614-583-5300.

Access to your residence includes the driveway, sidewalk within the driveway, driveway apron and driveway gutter. The property owner is responsible for maintenance and repairs of all parts of the driveway access per City Code 901.06. It is the City’s policy not to replace defective or deteriorated driveway entrances at the City’s expense unless the curb and gutter in the entire block is being replaced by the City as part of a street reconstruction project.

Consistent with most communities, the maintenance and repair for sidewalks is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner, per City Ordinance 901.03. The City is responsible for repairs when damage has been caused by the roots of City-owned trees in the public right of way, defects caused by utility manholes or valves, as well as any curb ramps. If you believe a trip hazard is being caused by a tree root, please contact our Parks & Forestry Division for evaluation at 614-583-5340.

The City will choose the lowest bid contractor to perform the repairs. The contractor chosen will decide the method of repair to be performed. For the 2018 Sidewalk Maintenance Program, the only method of repair utilized was panel replacement. The City anticipates a similar approach for the 2019 Sidewalk Maintenance Program Contract.

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Parks & Forestry (11)

Yes. You may hire a contractor or do the actual work yourself. Please make sure that you follow the approved methods of repair/correction, as outlined in the sidewalk notification letter. Any repair that is not approved will be repaired directly by the City and the cost will be billed or assessed back to you.

Typically a permit is required from the Engineering Division when sidewalks are replaced in the public right-of-way. However, the January 2019 sidewalk repair notices mailed to non-compliant properties also function as the permit for purposes of the Sidewalk Maintenance Program. A free permit from the Parks & Forestry Division is required when excavation is performed within 10 feet of a street tree. Permits are not required for leveling or grinding of existing concrete sidewalks.

The City charges the property owner a per-panel price based on the winning bid received for the project. It is not possible to know the exact price per panel until the bid has been awarded. As a frame of reference, costs for the 2018 Sidewalk Maintenance Program were $190 per four-inch panel and $225 per six-inch panel. Please note: the costs for the 2019 Sidewalk Maintenance Program may be higher or lower.

The City will only be replacing the sidewalk panels identified in the notification that you received and is unable to facilitate additional repairs. The scope and quantity of repairs is the predetermined amount on which the contractor has based their price. If you would like to have additional concrete work or repairs performed at your property, we encourage you to seek a private contractor.

We advise you to seek legal guidance concerning property rights. If you have a concern about a dangerous tree, please contact the Parks & Forestry Division at 614-583-5340.

Sidewalks are inspected according to criteria outlined in City Code 901.03.

Any questions regarding the trees or parks should be addressed to the Parks & Forestry Division of the Parks & Recreation Department. They can be reached from the phone number: 614-583-5340.

Categories: Parks, Parks & Forestry

A damaged tree should be reported to the Parks & Forestry Division. They can be reached by phone number 614-583-5300.

Access to your residence includes the driveway, sidewalk within the driveway, driveway apron and driveway gutter. The property owner is responsible for maintenance and repairs of all parts of the driveway access per City Code 901.06. It is the City’s policy not to replace defective or deteriorated driveway entrances at the City’s expense unless the curb and gutter in the entire block is being replaced by the City as part of a street reconstruction project.

Consistent with most communities, the maintenance and repair for sidewalks is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner, per City Ordinance 901.03. The City is responsible for repairs when damage has been caused by the roots of City-owned trees in the public right of way, defects caused by utility manholes or valves, as well as any curb ramps. If you believe a trip hazard is being caused by a tree root, please contact our Parks & Forestry Division for evaluation at 614-583-5340.

The City will choose the lowest bid contractor to perform the repairs. The contractor chosen will decide the method of repair to be performed. For the 2018 Sidewalk Maintenance Program, the only method of repair utilized was panel replacement. The City anticipates a similar approach for the 2019 Sidewalk Maintenance Program Contract.

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