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City of University Place
3715 Bridgeport Way W, University Place, WA 98466

Incorporated in 1995, the City of University Place is a city of 31,140 residents located in West Pierce County. It'sMore bordered by Tacoma, Lakewood, Steilacoom, Fircrest and Puget Sound on its west end. The city, which locals refer to simply as UP, is a mostly suburban community that offers shopping, dining and recreation options, as well as a world championship golf facility in Chambers Bay Golf Course, site of the 2015 U.S. Open tournament.

University Place City Hall is located in a former shopping center called Windmill Village that's now owned by the city. It houses city administration, community development, community services and the city attorney's office.

Visitors can access University Place City Hall off Bridgeport Way West at 37th Street West. Officials plan to move into a building currently under construction immediately to the north of the existing City Hall that's part of its Town Center development. It is contingent, however, on whether the city can sell Town Center's land to developers. The Civic Building will house both city administration and the University Place branch of the Pierce County Library System.

Central Meadow
9850 64th St W, University Place, WA 98467

This 22-acre area is located in Chambers Creek Properties and is owned by Pierce County. There is an 11-acre lawn andMore a half-mile loop with links to the Soundview Trail.

The meadow offers acres of regularly maintained grass that's perfect for sports or a picnic. There's a fenced, off-leash dog area, and volunteers hope to make improvements to the site. Users can also look out onto Puget Sound via a platform at the meadow's west end, and trail-users can catch glimpses of golfers at the adjoined Chambers Bay Golf Course, as well as trains chugging along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks by the water. In September 2010, the county opened a pedestrian bridge that connect Central Meadow users with about two miles of Puget Sound beach, all without crossing the tracks.

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