One of our community’s most popular springtime celebration, the annual Duck Daze Parade, took place for the 17th year in a row on Saturday, June 2 along Bridgeport Way West. The weather was mild but the joy was plenty as crowds of families and friends lined the parade route to enjoy the various parade marchers commemorate the end of the rainy season.

Post date: Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 9:49am

This week, West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) was notified by a citizen they had received a phone call from a phone number that said “West Pierce Fire” on the caller ID. The caller claimed to be from a credit card company and said they had questions for the person who answered the phone.

After research through WPFR’s phone service provider, it was discovered that a West Pierce caller ID was “spoofed” by someone and used with a different telephone number, allegedly a credit card company. Fortunately, the recipient of the call became suspicious and hung up on the caller.

Post date: Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 12:55pm

It is legal to discharge fireworks in University Place only on July 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 midnight.

Post date: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 10:21am

Major expansion of Pierce County’s Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant is complete. Improvements increase sewer capacity, repair and replace aging infrastructure.

The project increases the plant’s capacity to 44 million gallons per day (MGD), an increase of 15 MGD. It nearly doubled the footprint of the plant from 49 acres to 89 acres. The upgraded facilities are designed to meet county population and economic growth through 2040.

Post date: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 10:19am

During the month of June, the University Place Police Department will be participating in the “Target Zero” program, the state’s strategic safety plan that aims to reduce highway deaths to zero by the year 2030.

Post date: Monday, 5 June 2017 - 10:22am

It is legal to discharge fireworks in University Place on July 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 midnight.

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Post date: Monday, 5 June 2017 - 10:19am

Summer is just around the bend and adventure and exploration awaits at Eco Explorers Adventure Camp. The three-week long camp encourages kids to discover the landscapes of Pierce County through exploration, adventure, and creative play. Each day will offer exciting new experiences that will challenge participant’s abilities and help build their skills in sensory awareness, earth stewardship, wilderness survival, emergency response, science investigation, and much more.

Post date: Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 9:02am

Duck Daze is Around the Corner

University Place will hold its 17th Annual Duck Daze Parade on June 3, beginning at the corner of 27th Street and Bridgeport Way. The procession will continue south to 37th Street before ending at Market Square. As is the tradition, community groups, organizations and businesses are encouraged to participate in the event to demonstrate their “Pride in Place – University Place.”  

Post date: Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 1:58pm

“Many hands make for light work” was the motto on Saturday, April 22 at Paradise Pond. This year’s Annual Parks Appreciation Day event boasted nearly 70 volunteers who helped spread 200 cubic yards of wood chips, plant trees and clear invasive species from the trees. 

Post date: Monday, 24 April 2017 - 2:45pm

The daffodils blooming in the roundabouts, in parks and on street corners, which herald the arrival of spring in University Place, are paid for with donation dollars. They are the reason University Place is ablaze with color at the arrival of Spring.

Post date: Monday, 24 April 2017 - 10:13am


Four West Pierce Fire & Rescue personnel were recognized and received accolades by Chief Jim Sharp at tonight’s Board of Fire Commissioners meeting for their heroic actions, all while off-duty.

Post date: Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - 9:02am

Along with the record-setting rainfall that we have received this year, there has been an abundance of puddles, flooding and consistent water flowing from downspouts, driveways, hillsides and into our storm drains.

Post date: Monday, 10 April 2017 - 10:21am

In honor of Earth Day, Arbor Day and National Parks Week, the City of University Place will hold its annual Parks Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. This marks the 16th year that U.P. residents have brought their shovels, rakes, gloves and pruners to a U.P. park to clean and beautify the public space in anticipation of the warm months ahead. This year’s event will take place at Paradise Pond Park, 3124 67th Avenue West.

Post date: Monday, 10 April 2017 - 10:16am

An expanded off leash area including a separate area for small, shy and senior dogs is coming soon to Pierce County’s Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place.    

Post date: Friday, 7 April 2017 - 4:42pm

Registration is now open for the 2017 Duck Parade and we hope you will again be a part of this great University Place tradition.

Post date: Monday, 27 March 2017 - 10:16am