Our Mission: To provide and promote community leisure as well as recreational and cultural activities for all citizens. This is accomplished through professional staff who provides recreational programs and activities and who maintain facility standards making them to enhance personal well being and to improve the quality of life that makes Yakima a great place to live, work and play.

Parks & Recreation Manager

Ken Wilkinson
Yakima Parks and Recreation
2301 Fruitvale Blvd
Yakima, WA 98902
509 575 6020

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.

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Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan