Each summer, University Park hosts a summer concert series at the Curran Apple Orchard Park. Free and open to the public, there is no better way to enjoy a summer evening than kicking back in your favorite lawn chair and enjoying some live entertainment. Best of all, no matter what your musical preference, Concerts in the Park has something to offer everyone. Each concert features a band with their own unique musical style, from indie rock to blues. All concerts are held on Thursday nights and you are welcome to bring your own drinks and food to enjoy during the show.
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Good news for all University Place's canine citizens out there, the city is now home to one of the area's largest dog parks. SUNDogs, a non-profit organization, maintains this huge dog park on the southwest side of town, which is located at Chambers Creek Properties. The park includes three off-leash areas perfect for well-behaved dogs to enjoy a safe space where they are free to run around, socialize, and play. The entire park is also very well maintained and prides itself on being environmentally friendly. For pups that love getting their tails wet, there is the dog-friendly Beach Park, which is also an off-leash area.
Kick off summer at University Place's annual Duck Daze. The festival starts in the beginning of June with the annual Duck Parade. Feel free to take part or simply cheer along the sidelines as this parade waddles along Bridgeport Way. Once it is done, then the many other festivities can begin. This includes several contests and competitions such as Race a Duck, where residents can adopt a rubber ducky to race down the man-made waterway to the finish. If shopping is more your thing, then you will not want to miss Treasures in the Park, University Park's biggest garage and antique sale.