Colegate Park 3717 Grandview Dr W, University Place, WA98466 This undeveloped site features a picnic table, as well as a half-acre children's playground. The play structure, which…More overlooks Grandview Drive West, is bordered by large evergreen trees.
United Church in University Place 3912 Grandview Dr W, University Place, WA98466 The United Church in University Place is located off of Grandview Drive West, next to the city's Curran Apple Orchard.…More It is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church. The church welcomes everyone, no matter who they are or where they are on life's journey. It values diversity and does not tell its congregation what to believe, instead encouraging people to grow with their faith. The church and its members participate in a number of events, including group hikes, dinners and volunteer functions. The pastor here is Rev. Jennifer Walters.
Curtis Junior High School is one of the crown jewels of the University Place School District. It dates back nearly…More five decades, when the district bought a piece of land that became a junior and senior high school campus, and the namesake for both schools is longtime local school advocate George R. Curtis.
In 2006, UP voters approved an $86 million school construction bond that included $55 million for a new junior high school, which would continue to house the community's eighth- and ninth-graders. The location of the junior high school, which was on the property's south end along 40th Street West, is now closer to the west along Grandview Drive West.
Beckonridge Park Apartments 9718 52nd St W, University Place, WA98467 Located next to the expansive Chambers Creek Properties, Beckonridge Park Apartments offers multi-family residential…More living in a forested setting. Residents have easy access to Grandview Drive West and the Soundview Trail. Beckonridge offers one and two-bedroom apartments.
Magic Stitches Embroidery 8404 30th St W, University Place, WA98466 Magic Stitches Embroidery is a home-based business located off of Grandview Drive West. The six-needle machine used by…More this company can embroider designs and logos on hats, jackets, shirts and patches. Large projects or orders can be easily accommodated. Call for further information or to get a job estimate.
The mission of Chambers Primary School is t0 develop academically successful, responsible, and caring students by…More ensuring a challenging, child-centered instructional program in a nurturing learning environment.
Located in a residential neighborhood off Grandview Drive West, the school boasts a large play field with a backstop and soccer goals, as well as an expansive playground. Kathy Drouhard is principal. Its mascot is the Bulldogs.
The 7.33-acre Curran Apple Orchard is one of the community's most well-known parks. It once belonged to Mary and…More Charles Curran, who purchased the land off Grandview Drive West in 1951 and planted some 250 apple trees of various variety.
In 1993, before UP became a city, members of the University Place Community Council obtained money via Pierce County's Conservation Futures program. After it incorporated two years later, volunteers worked to improve the orchard, adding trails, an amphitheater and other amenities. Today, it hosts community events such as the city's free summer concert series, cider squeezes and educational classes. The volunteer Curran Apple Orchard Resource Enthusiasts Group (CORE) manages and cares for the orchard. It also includes a 1950s-era home designed by local architect Robert B. Price.
West Pierce Fire & Rescue — formerly known as the University Place Fire Department — is officially…More Pierce County Fire District 3. It operates out of a building to the east of Bridgeport Way West that opened in 2002. The University Place Police Department is also located in the Public Safety Building.
The fire department's history dates to the early 1940s, when a local family donated a tomato shed on Grandview Drive that became the department's first station. In 1941, it incorporated as a volunteer fire department, and was officially recognized as a county fire district three years later. In 1957, the department built a three-bay station on 40th Street West, which was remodeled twice and still serves as one of its two stations today.
As one of UP's founding institutions, the fire department is active in the community. It covers 8.5 square miles and more than 30,000 residents. In 2009, it responded to 3,555 calls, 73 percent of which were for emergency medical services.
In 2011, voters served by the neighboring Lakewood Fire District approved a merger of the two departments, and the two have been operating jointly ever since.