By Alyce McNeil
It’s “wheels up” as UP City Council Candidate Frank Boykin hosts “Biking With Boykin” on Sunday, October 25 from 2-4 PM at Chambers Bay. Registration/Start is beside the Pierce County Environmental Services Building patio.
This family/community recreation event welcomes bike riders of all ages to highlight the importance of recreation to University Place. Funding for Recreation in UP is not in the budget beyond 2016. “Recreation and parks is not just about our standard of living in UP … it’s about our quality of life,” Boykin said. He hopes to encourage residents to prioritize recreation and support a UP Metro parks organization beyond 2016, similar to Metro Parks in Tacoma (MPT).
The event, and the UP MetroParks idea is getting lots of credible support. “A community without recreation is missing out on being its best,” said Aaron Pointer, long-time Commissioner for Metro Parks Tacoma. “Sports and recreation have always been huge in UP, and potential elimination will be an important issue for all UP residents.”
This event welcomes bikers of all ages, and will include a kid’s route. For more information or pre-registration, call 253 722-9200 and for more information on University Place City Council Candidate Frank Boykin, visit www.electfrankboykin.com.