Parks & Recreation

WE'VE MOVED! The Parks and 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 Winter 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!


Sign up today for our youth basketball league! We have coed teams available for pre-k through 3rd grade, girls teams available for 4th-7th grade and boys teams available for 4th-7th grade.

Practices will days/times will vary depending on coaches availability as all of our coaches are volunteers. This is a Monday through Friday league with practices running 1-2 days a week no earlier than 5:30 in the evening. Practices will take place within the University Place schools.

Please note: We are always in need of coaches for all of our sports leagues. You may receive a phone call several weeks after registration if your child's team is still in need of a coach. We will ask if you are interested in coaching your child's team or if you know of someone that might be. As coach you are able to decide when practices will be held so that it is convenient to your schedule, we also take in to consideration any conflicts you may have when we put our game schedule together.

* Online, faxed & emailed registration open till midnight on November 16.

Youth Basketball 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 November 14. If you have questions or would like more information please email Brittany Bibby. For a downloadable coach's packet click here.
Sponsorship & donor recognition
Become a youth basketball 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.



In-Season Skill Development Series
This series is designed to offer next level skill development in the following areas: Footwork, speed & agility, shooting, ball handling, defense, and game situations (one-on-one moves, pick & roll, drive &kick).
Monday Nights 5:30-7 p.m. 
ID#8781 - Grades 4-7 - Boys & Girls
December 8 - January 26 (no training 12/22, 26 & 1/19)
$25 - U.P. Basketball League Participant
$100 - Non League Participants
GAME SCHEDULES: To find your child's game schedules go to

Holiday Break Camp UPlay is back!
We are excited to announce that we will be offering the Holiday Break Camp again for all of those families looking for an outlet for their kids while school is out for the holidays. This camp will be modified from our Summer Camp UPlay program. We are offering a daily rate, allowing you to register for one day or all eight! Camp will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday both weeks and will be closing at noon on the eves and closed on the holidays. For more information, contact the Recreation Office at 253.460.2530 or check out our program guide and go to page 7.

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