University Park Community Association Inc (UPCAI or association) was turned over to its residents in December 2019.

The community association is governed by an Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CCRs).  Each of the thirty-two (32) neighborhoods also has an Amended and Restated Declaration of Restrictions (SD or Supplemental Declaration) specific to that neighborhood.

In addition to the CCRs and SDs, there are other important documents, board policies and agreements which address the management and operation of the association, and its relationship with the University Park Recreation District (UPRD or RD) and Park Boulevard Management (PBM), the management company responsible for the day-to-day operations of UPCAI.

At turnover, a seven (7) member Board of Directors was elected.  Directors are elected for two (2) year terms using an online voting application on a one-lot, one-vote basis.  Each board member serves as the liaison to one of the standing committees.

UPCAI currently has eight (8) standing committees, made up of dedicated resident volunteers, appointed by the Board of Directors, who are actively involved in helping to set direction and manage the present and future of University Park.  The Chair Council, the largest of all of the standing committees, is made up of one representative from each of the thirty-two (32) neighborhoods, the neighborhood chair.


Governing Documents for University Park


Neighborhood Supplemental Declarations (SDs)


Other Important Documents and Board Policies

Board & Committees

Recreation District


The University Park Recreation District owns and manages University Park Country Club and all recreational facilities including the golf course, tennis and fitness facility and the restaurant.  The Recreation District Board of Supervisors works closely with the UPCAI Board of Directors to collectively create an outstanding gated residential community with an award-winning country club facility, the center of social interaction and recreation in University Park.



Recreation District Defined

A Recreation District (RD) is a municipal entity (under Florida Statute 418) created to acquire, maintain & improve recreation facilities in a specific geographic area.  It can issue tax-exempt, thirty (30) year municipal bonds, secured by annual tax revenues or assessments.

Bond amortization is spread over the thirty (30) years and levied by the county tax assessor on property owners as a non-ad valorem assessment in the annual property tax bill.  The bond amortization assessment will not change over the thirty (30) years of the bonds.

The University Park Recreation District (UPRD) was created in August 2018 by Manatee County, on petition by a majority of citizens within the RD, with the objective of acquiring the University Park Country Club amenities, facilities and land.

UPRD is governed by the Charter approved in the related Manatee County Ordinance and is administered by a five (5) person volunteer Board of Supervisors, elected by the property owners.  The UPRD Board is assisted by a District Manager and District Attorney.

In November 2019, UPRD issued $24 million of Series 2019 Bonds to fund the purchase of the club facilities and other lands, and to provide for certain other provisions and reserves.

The Board contracted with Park Boulevard Management LLC (PBM) to manage its recreational facilities.  This includes: the golf, tennis and restaurant facilities; club membership & fees; public use of the facilities; appropriate club rules; and other business operations related to the club.

Resident Membership

Resident membership of the University Park Country Club is a core part of the economic viability of our University Park community and our property values.

The Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CCRs) provides that resident membership in the Country Club is mandatory for all owners purchasing a home in University Park.  The Mutual Cooperation Agreement further clarifies, defines and limits certain rights and privileges, initiation fees, dues and other charges and requirements applicable to resident membership.

For University Park Country Club membership information please contact Merci Harrod, Membership Director, at 941.355.3888, ext. 234 or email [email protected]

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