Miller Park Improvement Project

2022-2027 Comprehensive Master Plan


The Mission of Yakima Parks and Recreation is “to provide beautiful places with quality recreation opportunities that enrich the well being of our communityā€¯

Parks & Recreation Manager

Ken Wilkinson
Yakima Parks and Recreation
2301 Fruitvale Blvd
Yakima, WA 98902
509 575 6020

Parks & Recreation Commission

The Parks and Recreation Commission is governed under Ordinance No.1573 to:

  • advise on policy, plans and programs
  • maintain and operate City parks
  • advise and maintain recreational programs

The Park Commission meets at 5:30pm the second Wednesday of each month at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend or can watch on Cable TV Channel 194 or stream the meetings live.
View the agendas and minutes by visiting the City Document Center

Important Documents


March 2022 Volunteer of the Month

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Jan Vivian is our March 2022 Harman Center Volunteer of the Month. Jan is originally from California and moved to Yakima to be close to family. She retired as a teacher. She enjoys reading, crafts, sewing, and gardening. She can play the piano. She is kind, helpful, and inquisitive. Jan started coming to the Center […]

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February 2022 Volunteer of the Month

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Our Harman Center Volunteer of the Month for February 2022 is Peggy Epperly. Peggy is originally from Huntington, TX. She moved here in 2009 to be near family. She has 3 sons, 1 daughter and 9 grandkids. She used to be an Insurance Clerk and retired in 2003. Then, she worked at Costco as a […]

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Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

This plan, prepared in 2016 and 2017, builds on previous comprehensive planning efforts by updating the 2012-2017 Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan. The plan considers parks, recreation and open space land, facilities and programs, collectively referred to as the park system. […]

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Draft Environmental Assessment for the Chesterley Park Conversion

Friday, April 28, 2017

View the EA Chesterly Park and Replacement Park PDF […]

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