Puyallup River

Hiking in Puyallup

September 30, 2015 Puyallup

Even though we are moving out of summer into fall, the weather has been amazing! September is proving to be a gorgeous one, so don’t hesitate to enjoy it. The best way to really soak in your surroundings and to get some exercise is get out in nature and hike some local trails. Most people overlook hiking as a regular aerobic exercise and opt for the more cardio heavy forms of working out. However, hiking has many health benefits soRead More

Grayland Park and the Memorial Community Center

September 23, 2015 Downtown, Puyallup

The Teen events held at this center exemplify the fact that there are many, many great teens in our world. All are welcome and everybody will have a great time. Events in the center harkens back to the days of the grange hall dances, big community events that somehow bring everyone together to socialize, meet new friends, and try out some new dance steps; just as we did as kids. The story of Grayland Park and the Memorial Community Center:Read More

What’s with the name, Puyallup?

September 22, 2015 Downtown, Education, Puyallup

In short, the name came from an Indian phrase “pough,” which meant “add more,” and “allup,” which meant “the people.” The Indians who lived in Puyallup’s river area, he said, always gave more than needed or expected to other Indians who came to trade. They were a very generous people. Our first settlers in the valley began to know the town as Meekersville, after Ezra Meeker, the one most considered the first to plat the land in the valley. Mr.Read More