It’s time to get out your quackers and practice your waddle.

U.P.’s 17th Annual Duck Daze parade and festivities will take place on June 3 at 10 a.m. beginning at the corner of 27th Street and Bridgeport Way and proceeding south to 37th Street before ending at Market Square.

Post date: Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 12:06pm

Want to learn more about the walking trails through the Chambers Creek Canyon? Then come to an open house on May 31 to learn more about the trails and what you can do to get involved.

Pierce County and the cities of Lakewood and University Place teamed up to design a walking trail that stretches through the canyon from Kobayashi Park to Chambers Creek Regional Park. The design report will be the topic of the open house. 

Drop in between 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. to learn more about the plan, meet staff and sign up for future work parties.

Post date: Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 12:02pm

For the past year, the City of University Place has been in the process of developing plans for three Districts within its Regional Growth Center Subarea. An ad hoc committee appointed by the City Council has been meeting regularly with our consulting firm, Otak, and City staff to identify creative and innovative ways the City can plan to accommodate the increase in residents and jobs forecast by the State and allocated to it by the Puget Sound Regional Council. 

Post date: Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 12:00pm

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

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

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

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