The Public Safety and Criminal Justice Academy will be held on Tuesdays from Sept. 18 to Nov. 6, 2018. Each three-hour session will help residents, business owners, rental community managers and property owners gain a better understanding of many of the public safety issues in University Place.

Post date: Monday, 13 August 2018 - 2:09pm

Applications are currently being accepted from residents interested in serving as the Official City Representative to the Pierce County Conservation Futures and Open Space Citizens’ Advisory Board.

This position is open until filled.

Commissioners are residents that, through their volunteer efforts, play an integral role in the growth and development of their community.

Post date: Saturday, 4 August 2018 - 1:34pm

National Night Out Against Crime will return to University Place on Tuesday, August 7 when friends and neighbors join forces with U.P.’s public safety personnel to prevent crime in their neighborhoods by fostering community-police connections.

Post date: Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 10:49am

One of U.P.’s most popular summer traditions will return to Cirque Park on Saturday, Aug. 4 when Moonlight Movie in the Park will feature Disney’s “Coco.” This Academy Award-winning film tells the story of Miguel, a young boy who dreams of following in the musical footsteps of his idol Ernesto de la Cruz.

Post date: Tuesday, 17 July 2018 - 10:29am

Do you have a story or memory of the horses in the Curran Apple Orchard? If so, UP for Arts wants to hear about it!

UP for Arts is collecting stories about the horses in conjunction with the “Forever Friends” sculpture project which is currently underway to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Curran Apple Orchard Park.

Post date: Thursday, 12 July 2018 - 1:58pm

Due to dry weather, both now and in forecasts, Pierce County’s Fire Marshal, in partnership with the Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association, has declared a countywide burn ban effective Thursday, July 12 at 8 a.m., until further notice.

The burn ban applies to all land clearing and yard debris outdoor burning. The ban does not apply to small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or on private property with the owner’s permission.  The use of gas and propane self-contained stoves and barbecues are allowed under the ban.

Post date: Tuesday, 10 July 2018 - 1:36pm

Avid gardeners know that for vibrant, thriving gardens in the spring, you need to “fall into action.” As part of the City of U.P.’s on-going beautification efforts, residents are encouraged to participate in the annual Patrons of Beautification campaign so that volunteers can do important fall gardening and planting that will ensure a colorful spring in University Place.

Post date: Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 9:43am

If you have unused prescription medications in your home, you are encouraged to dispose of them safely and responsibly so they do not fall into the wrong hands. Prescription drug diversion—when drugs are obtained for uses that are illegal and typically not medically authorized or necessary—is one of the leading factors contributing to our nation’s current opioid epidemic.

Post date: Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 9:41am

The cities of University Place and Lakewood and Pierce County propose to construct a 2.5 mile long trail within the Chambers Creek Canyon between the Chambers Creek Bridge on Chambers Creek Road West and Kobayashi Park at 6420 Chambers Creek Road West (See map included with this notice).

Chambers Creek Canyon Trail
Shoreline Substantial Development Permit (SSD18-0001)

Post date: Monday, 11 June 2018 - 2:38pm

On May 30, 2018, the City of University Place will launch the new digital version of Headlines, its long-running community newsletter. The publication will be emailed every two weeks to all addresses the City has on file.

“Our new electronic version of Headlines reflects our commitment to providing our residents and business owners with timely and regular communications,” said Steve Sugg, University Place’s City Manager.

Post date: Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 2:07pm

Pierce County is teaming up with hundreds of organizations across Puget Sound to encourage residents to commit to at least one Sound‐healthy action during May’s Puget Sound Starts Here Month.

“Pierce County’s stunning views and natural areas from Mount Rainier to Puget Sound are an important reason this is a vibrant community where people want to live, work, and raise a family,” said County Executive Bruce Dammeier. “As county residents, we have a responsibility to do what we can to keep our home safe, healthy, and beautiful.”

Post date: Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 11:41am

To help restore Puget Sound, we're joining hundreds of organizations throughout the region to challenge local residents to take at least one action to help clean up Puget Sound.Visit for ideas on what you can do.

Post date: Tuesday, 1 May 2018 - 12:44pm

The central Puget Sound region (King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties) is preparing for growth in the coming decades – about 1.8 million more people and 1.2 million more jobs by the year 2050. VISION 2050, the region’s long-range growth plan, will build on the region’s existing plan, VISION 2040, to keep the central Puget Sound region healthy and vibrant as it grows and will consider updated information and perspectives about a changing region. The plan will identify challenges the region should tackle together and renew the vision for the next 30 years.

Post date: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 9:20am

The City of University Place will host one of the South Sound’s most popular family events on Saturday, June 2 when the 18th Annual Duck Daze festivities invade the heart of the city.

Post date: Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 10:21am

Do Solicitors/Peddlers in University Place need to be licensed?

Yes. Solicitation businesses must complete a solicitor license application and submit to the City. The permit is reviewed by various City Department Heads, including the Chief of Police. Additionally, an individual solicitor must receive a background check and approval of the Police Chief.
Are ALL representatives of a soliciting entity required to carry a license?

Post date: Monday, 16 April 2018 - 9:37am