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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 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



Thursday, March 26, 2020


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Letters to SANTA

Thursday, November 19, 2020


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Vote for your Favorite Chalk Art Design!

Friday, August 21, 2020

The Harman Center Chalk Art Festival was Thursday, August 20th, 2020. Thank you to all that participated and came out for the event. If you are not able to drive by this weekend (101 N 65th Ave. 98908) and vote for your favorite chalk art design, submit your vote here! Click link to vote: […]

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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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