Get ready to swing your hips and have some good old-fashioned family fun when Movie Night in the Park returns to Cirque Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. This year’s feature film will be Disney’s “Moana,” a laugh out-loud adventure that follows the efforts of young Moana to break a curse and set things right on her ancient Polynesian island. 

Post date: Wednesday, 28 July 2021 - 10:23am

The sidewalks of University Place were ablaze in blue and white with enthusiastic family and friends of the Curtis High School Class of 2021 during the school’s graduation parade last month. This moving send-off was a way to congratulate the Viking graduates on all their accomplishments and wish them well in their future endeavors.

After picking up their diplomas at Curtis High, the graduates made their way along a pre-designated route where they showed off lots of smiles as well as a number of creatively “tricked out” parade vehicles.

Post date: Wednesday, 28 July 2021 - 10:18am

Work on a new bridge that will be installed as part of the Chambers Creek Canyon Trail project began July 26. The work is expected to be complete in mid-October.

The first phase of the work will result in a new bridge crossing connecting the City of Lakewood to University Place near Kobayashi Park. The bridge will provide a safe crossing point for trail users and prevent wading through the creek which causes environmental damage.

Post date: Wednesday, 28 July 2021 - 9:50am

Rotarians from the Rotary Club of University Place-Fircrest had noticed that the grounds around the 25-year old University Place Post Office had fallen victim to the Post Office’s financial troubles and were looking uncared for and overgrown.  As one of the prominent public buildings in the UP-Fircrest community, the post office is an important community focus. The Club decided to take on the challenging task of restoring the appearance of the post office, by improving the landscape around the building.

Post date: Tuesday, 27 July 2021 - 3:10pm

Act quickly to secure your spot for a special Business Fair that will be part of the City of University Place's special 25th Birthday Celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 25. 

U.P. businesses are encouraged to participate in this free event. It will provide a great opportunity to re-introduce your business to the community, especially after the challenges presented by the COVID pandemic.

Post date: Tuesday, 27 July 2021 - 2:19pm

The City of University Place will celebrate the return of one of its most popular summer traditions when Music on the Square returns to Market Square on Aug. 4.

This will be the first of five Music on the Square events to be held every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. from Aug. 4 to Sept. 1.

The entire line-up includes:

Post date: Tuesday, 27 July 2021 - 8:10am

Beginning this Sunday, July 25, several new State laws around police reform take effect. These laws reflect a national trend following the murder of George Floyd. Some of these laws place significant limitations on police actions/authority and will require police departments to make operational changes.Chief Premo

Post date: Tuesday, 27 July 2021 - 7:59am

The City of University Place Public Works Department will be chipsealing eight miles of neighborhood streets from July 29 through July 31.

Post date: Thursday, 22 July 2021 - 2:10pm

I can say that, without a doubt, one of my favorite annual events in University Place is National Night Out. So I am thrilled that we will be able to join you in celebrating your support for our community-police partnerships again this year on Tuesday, Aug. 3. 

Post date: Friday, 9 July 2021 - 5:35pm

University Place Council Member Kent Keel has been elected president of the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Executive Committee for 2021-2022. He served as the group’s vice president for the past year and has been a member of the AWC Board of Directors since 2014.Council Member Keel

Post date: Friday, 9 July 2021 - 5:30pm

Following Governor Jay Inslee’s announcement that the State of Washington has officially reopened as of June 30, City of University Place offices are ready to begin resuming normal operations as well.

Post date: Friday, 9 July 2021 - 5:24pm

With restrictions from the pandemic now lifting, the City of University Place will resume in-person animal licensing requests beginning July 6, 2021. In addition, you can now register new pets and pay for license renewals online

Post date: Tuesday, 29 June 2021 - 11:26am

National Night Out will return to U.P. on Tuesday, Aug. 3 and your public safety personnel want to include your neighborhood celebration as one of their stops on their community tours that evening.

Post date: Tuesday, 29 June 2021 - 11:22am

At its meeting on June 21, the U.P. City Council voted unanimously to accept the recommendations presented in the Housing Action Toolkit. Drafted by the Planning Commission and the City’s Community and Economic Development Department, the Toolkit outlines possible actions the City can consider as it plans for the next 20 years of growth, especially with regard to future construction of additional affordable and market-rate housing throughout the City. 

Post date: Tuesday, 29 June 2021 - 10:59am

At this time of year, the U.P. Police Department is flooded with questions about fireworks.

For complete information, check out the Fireworks Rules & Guidelines page or please take a minute to review these frequently asked questions before purchasing fireworks or calling in a complaint or reporting an incident:

Post date: Tuesday, 29 June 2021 - 8:16am