“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

In University Place, 27th St between Mildred and Bridgeport will undergo road paving on Friday, April 21, weather dependent. Lanes will be open for travel in both directions, but expect delays and plan accordingly. Seek alternate routes if possible.

Post date: Monday, 10 April 2017 - 3:50pm

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

Did you know that vehicles drip an estimated seven million quarts of vehicle fluids, including motor oil, fuel, lubricants and more, into the Puget Sound watershed each year?

Each time it rains, the petroleum products that drip from our cars and are left behind on our roadways get carried into our waterways to rivers, streams, lakes and eventually to Puget Sound, harming wildlife and habitats in the process.

Post date: Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 1:29pm

Like thousands of college students, Adam Teske and Ryan Wildy needed part-time jobs while they were students at the University of Illinois. So they signed on to be drivers for Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches.

Post date: Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 10:44am

The City of University Place has issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) pursuant to WAC 197-11-340(2)(a). The City of University Place proposes to amend the zoning code so that in the event the City Council in the future determines to allow State-licensed and regulated marijuana uses in the City, zones where such uses would be allowed by conditional use permit and applicable development standards are codified.  

Post date: Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 9:45am

Celebrating its 10th year, Pierce County READS selects “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach for the county’s largest one-book reading program. With this choice, Pierce County Library System emphasizes the important ties between its larger countywide community and the military community. Pierce County READS runs now through April 28.

Post date: Monday, 6 March 2017 - 9:31am

Pierce County is proposing to update the Chambers Creek Properties Master Site Plan, 2007 (MSP) and existing environmental documentation. The proposed Update is primarily focused on a comprehensive development plan for the south area of the Regional Park. However, the Update also envisions a hotel, restaurant and golf clubhouse complex in the vicinity of where the current clubhouse and restaurant are located in the park.The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) will analyze the proposed Update at a programmatic level. The DSEIS was released on March 1, 2017.

Post date: Wednesday, 1 March 2017 - 9:37am

A message from your University Place Police

Since Jan. 1, 2017 reported vehicle prowls (theft of things left inside your vehicle) is nearly double for the same period in 2016. Many of these prowls are taking place in our business areas where consumers are leaving valuables on the seats and in visible areas of their vehicles while they grocery shop or meet friends for coffee.

Post date: Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 8:49am

Although not technically an island that is surrounded by water on all sides, Day Island comes close. A thin sand spit is all that connects this small community to the “mainland” of University Place. Yet in many ways, it remains a remote and charming reminder of simpler times.

Post date: Monday, 13 February 2017 - 10:37am