University Place deciding how to add to a park

New features at Cirque Bridgeport Park in University Place might be on the drawing board soon.

City officials are studying possible expansions of recreation opportunities at the 22-acre community park in the heart of the city. It was listed in the 2020 Parks Recreation and Open Space plan as an immediate opportunity for improvements a currently vacant gravel lot in the northwest part of the park. A community center has been discussed as a possible future addition to the site.

Officials are inviting public input. Information on how to be involved in the process is at and 253-566-5656. 

The park’s current features include ball fields, a picnic shelter, walking paths, restrooms, and a skate park.

The park is at 7250 Cirque Dr. W., near the intersection of Bridgeport Way.

University Place has four other parks:

  • Adriana Hess Park, a two-acre wetland site with a Tahoma Audubon Society office, on 27th Street West.
  • Brookside Park, an undeveloped natural area across from Curran Apple Orchard Park. The latter is maintained by volunteers.
  • Colegate Park, a 12-acre, undeveloped natural site.
  • Chambers Crest Wildlife Habitat, seven acres bordered by Chambers Creek.