A lifelong area resident and loyal reader makes an excellent point about University Park’s turf near SMU.
I think someone should look into why the city leaves over 150 parking spaces around Burleson Park without time limits. SMU students/sororities/staff park there for free, in our public parking, all day and all night long. Meanwhile, residents get ticketed for weeds in the alleys behind their homes. That parking represents a valuable asset, owned by UP residents. We pay taxes for it’s upkeep, yet it is being used by a private university for free. The city should negotiate a fee with the school or put up parking meters and get paid if SMU wants to use it. In these days of budget deficits and code violation crusades, this looks like low lying fruit to me.