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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


January Volunteer of the Month

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Jean Fritts is our Harman Center January Volunteer of the Month. She was born in Mukilteo, WA. She moved to Sunnyside, WA when she was about nine with her family. She met her husband and they decided to move to Yakima, WA. She has been here for the last 46 years. Jean was a stay […]

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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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December Volunteer of the Month

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Karen Gochnour is our December Volunteer of the Month. She was raised in Sunnyside, but moved to Yakima because she enjoyed it better. She has two sons. She is retired and  was a bank teller for 30 years. She enjoys time to herself, sewing, reading, and watching TV. She has become more outgoing, very generous, […]

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Medieval Winter Lego Competition Rules

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Come join us on Saturday, December 7th from 10:00am-1:00pm for a day of Christmas fun! Get your photo with Santa Claus, make Christmas Crafts, and vote for your favorite Medieval Lego Winter Village. If you would like to register for the Medieval Lego Winter Village Competition, call Leslie at (509)575-6166. View the rules for the […]

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