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Tag: parks advisory board

May
9th

Popular summer programs to remain in Puyallup another year as sun continues to shine

The Puyallup parks department has finally ended budget talks as heat and sunshine have brought residents outdoors earlier than normal.

The Parks, Recreation & Senior Advisory Board unanimously voted to approve recommendations on budget reductions at the end of April, saving two popular programs after a long — and sometimes contentious — cutback process.

Parks administrator Sarah Harris said the Pioneer Park wading pool and the popular summer concert series will continue, despite about $147,000 in cuts to the parks budget.

Weekend hours at the recreation center, which were originally targeted for cutbacks in early proposals, won’t be reduced after

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