Parks & Recreation

The Parks & Recreation Office is located in the Civic Building across from the Frog n Kiwi Cafe and neighbors to the University Place Police Department. Be sure to stop in, say "hi" and check the place out! Our address is 3609 Market Place W, Suite 102.

It's here! The Spring Summer 2015 Recreation Program Guide! Check out what we have in store for you and your family! You will find information on all your favorite programs and new programs too! Check out what's new to the City of University Place's programs and see what is coming up for you, your kids, grandkids and friends!


Mark your calendars for the Annual Duck Parade!
Join us on Saturday, June 6 as we start the day with the Duck Parade! The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of 27th and Bridgeport and continues south to 37th where it ends at the Duck Daze Festival in Market Square where you will find food, vendors and activities. If you would like to participate in the parade Pre-Registration is REQUIRED. To download the Parade Entry Packet click here. Once you have completed the paperwork send it to the Parks and Recreation Office.
This event is rain or shine!

SUMMER CAMP UPLAY is just around the corner!
It's Coming! The wait is almost over! School is almost out for the summer and your little campers are so ready to come back to Summer Day Camp UPlay! This year there are 12 weeks of break! That is two extra weeks for childcare so why not send them to Camp UPlay for two more weeks of fun in the sun. Camp UPlay is sure to offer something your youngster will love. Each week consists of creative arts, games, sports, crafts, reading club, fun projects and great field trips. Not to mention they will be swimming twice a week and attend a Summer Movie Program for just one weekly fee, for ages 5-12. SPACE IS LIMITED. For more information contact the Recreation Office at 253.460.2530 or check out the Spring Summer Program Guide here!

Sponsorship & donor recognition

Become a youth baseball team sponsor! Help support a Spring youth sports team by becoming a donor. These leagues serve nearly 500 youth in and around our community! We need your help! Your company name will be placed on the back of the uniforms, recognition in the online Recreation Online Program Guide and other printed materials. $195 for one team, $700 for four teams, or $1,000 for six teams. Call us for more information at 253.460.2530.

GAME SCHEDULES: To find your child's game schedules go to

Lystedt Law Concussion Waiver must be signed prior to any youth sport league participation and returned to the Parks & Recreation Office.


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Parks Map

Where are our Parks?

Recreation Services - 253.460.2530

Gary Cooper Parks/Public Works Director
Todd Smith Parks & Recreation Manager
Andy Nelson Recreation Supervisor - Youth & Teen
Jennifer Robinson Recreation Supervisor - Senior & Adult
Brittany Bibby Recreation Specialist