Miller Park Improvement Project

2021 Community Survey


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

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


August 2021 Volunteer of the Month

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Bonnie Mundell is the August Harman Center Volunteer of the Month. Bonnie is from Yakima. She is married, has 1 child, 5 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. She used to work for Boise Cascade for 17 years, owned her own business (Cottage Espresso), and then retired from Carol’s Child Center. She loves to workout and […]

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July 2021 Volunteer of the Month

Friday, August 13, 2021

Our July Harman Center Volunteer of the Month is Rita Penner. She is originally from Kansas. She has been living in Yakima for over 30 years. She moved to Yakima due to her husband’s job. She has one son in Seattle and a grandson. She used to be a Clerk Typist for the Yakima Herald […]

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Harman Center May 2021 Volunteer of the Month

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Our Harman Center May 2021 Volunteer of the Month is Ann Garman. Ann is 80 years old and from Lower Valley. She moved to Yakima after her husband passed away. She has one daughter. She has always been a painter and an artist. She started painting in 1985. She used to sell her art at […]

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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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