The Department of Community and Economic Development manages the reservations of University Plaza. The Plaza, located at 50 West Washington Street, is an urban pocket park with amenities that include a small stage, electricty, lawns, paved areas, benches, trees, a fountain, public art, and restrooms. It is fenced, with access from Washington Street and from Wareham Alley. Nearby parking is available in the University District Parking Deck.
The Plaza may be reserved for arts events, celebrations, and central gathering points for walks and runs. For events that are free and open to the public, there is no charge to reserve. For private and/or ticketed events, there is a reservation fee. Use of the restrooms also has an associated fee.
While reservations are managed by the Department of Community and Economic Development, it is maintained by the Parks Department.