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Tag: Puyallup budget cuts

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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April
26th

Puyallup parks advisory board to hold study session, review potential parks and recreation cuts

The Puyallup Parks, Recreation & Senior Advisory Board will hold a study session Monday to review the city’s parks and recreation department amid an ongoing budget restructuring process.

Sarah Harris, the recently appointed parks administrator, said department officials will recommend ways to make up for a recent reduction in overall funding for programs and services.

Last month the city made across-the-board cuts of $1.6 million, and the parks budget was reduced by about $236,000.

The original proposed cuts included reductions in part time staff positions, shorter Sunday hours at the recreation center and talk of eliminating the wading pool, a

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