Parks & Recreation

WE'VE MOVED! The Parks & Recreation Office has moved locations! Our new home 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 new address is 3609 Market Place W, Suite 102.


It's here! The Spring/Summer 2014 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!  

Summer Day Camp UPlay
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! Get ready for summer fun in the sun! We are excited to offer new field trips and bring back some of your favorite counselors! Your kids will enjoy ten full weeks of fun in the sun, for children ages 5-12. Camp UPlay is sure to offer something your youngster will love. Each week consists of creative arts, games, crafts, reading club, fun projects and great field trips. Not to mention they will be swimming twice a week! Campers will also attend a Summer Movie Program, all for one weekly fee. Each child must bring a sack lunch, snacks and something to drink each day, and dress for the weather, layers are best. No flip flops. Space is limited! Register Today!

Bootcamp continues, new classes and sessions are now available!
Classes will be held at Curtis Junior High in the weight room. Be sure to sign up for this popular program. All athletic ability, age and fitness levels are welcome. Take the class at your own pace and surround yourself with others looking for a great way to get healthy.  Each session will run for six weeks, giving you 18 classes!

Bootcamp Session Information
Summer I Evening
Mon., Tue. & Thurs.
6:15 - 7:15 p.m. May 27-July 7 
$150 (18 classes)    
Summer I Morning
Mon., Tue. & Thurs.
5:30 - 6:30 a.m. May 27-July 7
 $150 (18 classes)    
Register online or by phone 253.460.2530

Youth baseball & softball leagues!
Youth baseball is currently underway! To access game schedules go to To view your child's team click on the drop down next to the league they are playing in and click on the team/coaches name. From your smart phone you can download the game scheduled directly in to your handheld calendars! Rainout information will be updated on game days only; Monday-Friday by 3 p.m. and on Saturdays by 8 a.m. Please note: only games played on dirt infields will be rained out-all other games should play as scheduled. To find rainout information visit the University Parks and Recreation Facebook page or go to or call our Rainout Hotline at 253.460.5400.

Youth Outdoor Soccer Leagues
Our Summer Youth Outdoor Soccer season is just around the corner! We offer leagues for ages 4-8 years old for his five week/six game season. Games will begin the week of July 14. This is a Monday-Thursday league no games on weekends. Jersey is included in the $50 program fee. For a downloadable registration form click here or register online!

Youth Outdoor Soccer coaches needed!
We are looking for volunteer coaches for our upcoming youth outdoor soccer season. Applications will be due to our office with a photo copy of your ID by June 13.  If you have questions or would like more information please email Brittany Bibby. For a downloadable coaches packet click here.

Sponsorship & donor recognition
Become a youth indoor soccer or flag football team sponsor!  Help support a fall 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.



Eye Level Learning Center Lakewood Ford
Tacoma Narrows Rotary Innovative Fitness
Daryl Graves Law Digestive Health Specialists
The Lawn Boys Pepsi Co.
The Truss Co. ARMAX Corp.

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

Parks Map

Where are our Parks?

Recreation Services - 253.460.2530
Gary Cooper Public Works, Parks & Recreation Director
Todd Smith Parks & Recreation Manager
Andy Nelson Recreation Supervisor - Youth & Teen
Jennifer Robinson Recreation Supervisor - Senior & Adult
Brittany Bibby Recreation Specialist