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City of Puyallup

July is Parks and Recreation Month!

The City of Puyallup is fortunate to have a variety of parks and recreation programs. This month, we recognize the importance of these facilities as they enhance quality of life, offer healthy options for recreation, and provide several opportunities for life long learning to our community.

The Puyallup Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating summer with a multitude of special activities for families, adults and children of all ages. The ever popular ‘Concerts in the Park’ and the 'Outdoor Cinema' series return in July. Other programs include Summer Day Camp for ages 3-15, Community Campout, sport camps and a diverse range of specialty classes. Information about the Puyallup Recreation Center and all it’s summer programs and activities can be found in the Parks and Recreation Summer 2014 Brochure.

Summer is also a great time to explore and enjoy Puyallup’s several beautiful parks. From the lush, naturally forested Wildwood Park and scenic Riverwalk Trail to the fishing areas in Bradley Lake Park and skateboard facilities in Skate Park, each park has something unique to offer. Visit the Puyallup Parks page for maps, hours and more information about park facilities.

As you are enjoying our city’s parks and trails, you too can help keep them clean and beautiful. Plastic bag dispensers are available in most parks to help you clean up after your animals. Also remember not to feed the ducks in DeCoursey Park; feeding causes overcrowding of waterfowl and contamination of pond and creek water.

Construction on the 39th Ave SE Overlay Project, from 10th St SE to Shaw Road, began in the week of July 14. The project includes a fresh layer of asphalt, sidewalk infill, curb ramps, and signal upgrades. The street will be open to traffic at all times, but motorists should expect some delays. This project is expected to take three months to complete.

The Puyallup Community Connector Route 425 is a new bus route dedicated to serving downtown Puyallup and South Hill. The bus runs every 30 minutes, connecting Puyallup residents with shopping, recreation, local events, and medical facilities in Downtown Puyallup and South Hill. Throughout this summer season, residents will be able to ride the bus to and from Concerts in Park and the Downtown Farmer’s Market. Visit Pierce Transit’s Puyallup Connector page for more information.

According to the State Office of Financial Management (OFM), as of April 1, the official 2014 population of the City of Puyallup is 38,670. This represents an increase of almost 700 people from the OFM 2013 figure of 37,980. This is the City’s largest single-year rise in the past five years and represents the largest population number increase, over the past year, of any city in Pierce County.


This week, R & R Construction will be placing the foundation of the new Pioneer Park play structure. Installation is expected to be completed in time for the grand re-opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony on July 23 at 5 p.m. Other activities being hosted, in conjunction with the Ribbon Cutting ceremony, include the Mid-Summer Carnival from 1:00 – 5:00 pm and a concert by Bill Harley, who will perform family stories and songs on the Rotary Stage.

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Noon Tunes

Jul. 22nd

Today's Noon Tunes concert Features Reptile Isle! Bring your kids out to Pioneer Park for Read More

'Developing Effective Resumes & Applications' Workshop

Jul. 22nd

Learn how to complete applications and draft resumes in the most effective way possible.  Job Read More

Planning Commission Meeting

Jul. 23rd

The Commission reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding amendments to the Puyallup Read More

Pioneer Park Playground Ribbon Cutting

Jul. 23rd

The Puyallup Parks and Recreation Department and the Puyallup Public Library invite you to join Read More

Mid-Summer Carnival

Jul. 23rd

Join us in Pioneer Park on Wednesday July 23rd for our Mid-Summer Carnival! Come on Read More

Concerts in the Park

Jul. 23rd

Brought to you by the Puyallup Public Library tonight at 5:30 we have Bill Harley Read More

A Special Family Concert in the Park

Jul. 23rd

Puyallup Public Library and Puyallup Parks and Recreation welcome musician and storyteller Bill Harley for Read More

Reading With A Doggie Friend

Jul. 23rd

Frank, a mixed breed, loves to listen to a good book, maybe even more than Read More

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