Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry

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The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry is responsible for the administration and operation of City parks, recreation programs and events, and maintaining over 30,000 trees that line the streets and parks of University City. 

City Facilities

The major facilities and properties are:

  • 21 Parks of Approximately 260 Acres
  • Green Space of About 34 Acres
  • 9 Picnic Shelters
  • 15 Play Equipment Areas
  • 15 Ball Diamonds
  • 17 Tennis Courts
  • 10 Soccer and Football Fields
  • 2 Ponds
  • 8 miles of Trails
  • Heman Park Swimming Pool
  • Heman Park Community Center
  • Centennial Commons Recreation Facility
  • Golf Course
  1. Fall 2023 Centennial Commons Services & Hours Update

    Effective Sept. 5, there will be adjusted hours and added services for Centennial Commons Read on...
  2. City of University City Receives ‘Landmark Funding’ for Flood-Related Buyouts

    Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the City of University City as one of four recipients of $16 million in landmark federal funding to help reduce the impacts of natural disasters. Read on...
  3. U City Parks Turn 100 – Let’s Celebrate!

    Celebrate the kick-off of the centennial celebration on Sun., Apr. 16 at 1p.m. in Ruth Park Woods. Read on...