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

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



Thursday, March 26, 2020


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Harman Center Volunteer of the Month

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Our Volunteer of the Month is Melba Kelley. She is originally from Yakima. She met her husband in Seattle at Seafair. He was in the Navy. She has 2 sons, 2 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. She used to be an Office Supervisor. She enjoys reading and playing Skip Bo. Melba began volunteering at the […]

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2020 Lego Tournament Official Rules

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Join us for a fun-filled day of adventure! The Harman Center is having their 3rd Annual Lego Tournament on Saturday, August 8th, 2020 from 10:00am-1:00pm. The theme for the tournament is “Pirate Island.” We hope this event brings grandparents, parents, and children together to build a Lego Project and make memories. All ages are welcome […]

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March Volunteer of the Month

Monday, March 23, 2020

Our March Volunteer of the Month is Mike Mullen. Mike lived in Mill Creek, WA before retiring. When his wife and him retired, they decided to move to Yakima, since his wife grew up here. Mike has 4 kids and 7 grandchildren. Mike was a an owner of a software company, where he developed accounting […]

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