Christmas in the Park Registration

Santa has confirmed his much anticipated visit to Upper Arlington this year. The big guy will be in town November 30 through December 4, 2014.

Each year Santa visits UA and the lucky children of our town get a chance to meet with him and share their Christmas wishes.

Registration for the 700+ spots opens on November 14th at 6:00am and fills up quickly. Please use this link to register.

NEW THIS YEAR: An account with Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation is required to complete registration for Christmas in the Park. You can create an account or update information at

SECRET SANTA INFO: Don’t for get to complete the Child Info Form and bring to check-in counter for your visit.

DIRECTIONS: Please arrive at the NORTH shelter house 15-20 minutes before your scheduled visit. You will then be taken by carriage to the south shelter house to visit Santa. Use the parking lot off of Woodbridge Drive or park on Wookbridge.

RAIN OR SHINE: This event takes place RAIN or SHINE so please dress appropriately and arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time slot regardless of weather. Time slots will not be shifted due to weather as Santa cannot accommodate delays and be fair to all patrons of the event!

UA Named One of the Best Towns for Families

Family Circle Magazine has listed Upper Arlington, Ohio as one of its “10 Best Towns for Families for 2013.” Read the article here.

From the web site: “With the help of Onboard Informatics, a New York City research firm that provides real estate, demographic and other data, Family Circle initially assembled a list of 3,335 cities and towns with populations between 10,000 and 150,000. From that, nearly 1,000 localities having a high concentration of households with median incomes between $55,000 and $100,000 were selected. We then assessed which places best met our family-friendly criteria—including affordable homes, quality schools, access to health care, green space, low crime rate and financial stability—and ranked them from top to bottom.”

Wendy Hinton Gomez ’87 was quoted in the article, praising Upper Arlington’s many family offerings and the the importance that UA traditions play in making this one of the most attractive communities in the nation.

2014-2014 Junior Directors

Congratulations to this year’s class of Junior Directors, who will serve alongside the UACA Directors at each event during 2014-2015.

These rising Senior high school students will each receive a $1,000 college scholarship for their service upon completion of their term.

1. Lindsey Meredith
2. Justin Wick
3. Jacob Walsh
4. Kevin Baxley
5. Disha Shidham
6. Brian Lee
7. Nick Kochanek
8. Graham Anderson
9. Marissa Donadio
10. Erin Eastwood
11. Jack O’Brien
12. Audrey Pottschmidt
13. Devon Holland