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

Manager’s Message

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


Letters to Santa

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

FREE EVENT! Come enjoy the magic of the holiday season in the 2nd Annual Letters To Santa Drive-Thru Event hosted by Yakima Parks and Recreation! Load the car up and make sure to grab everyone’s letter to Santa. Drive through the lighted scene of the Yakima Christmas Trucks. Children will receive handouts (while supplies last) […]

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October 2021 Volunteer of the Month

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Ruth Hayward is our October Harman Center Volunteer of the Month. She is originally from Missouri but moved here when she was 4 years old. Her father worked the fruit harvest, worked in the fruit warehouses, owned a fruit stand and an orchard in Naches. She has 4 children (2 boys and 2 girls), 15 […]

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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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