The Yakima Parks and Recreation mission is to provide beautiful places with quality recreation opportunities that enrich the well-being of our community.
This is accomplished through professional staff who provide recreation programs and activities and who maintain quality park facilities making them aesthetic and desirable for use. Through our services, we strive to enhance personal well-being and to improve the quality of life that makes Yakima a great place to live, work and play.
Parks and Recreation facilities are considered to be great community assets. Parks contribute to our visual landscape and enhance our quality of life. Recreation activities allow us to use our leisure time creatively and constructively. Park and Recreation opportunities require the maintenance of existing facilities and the planning for future facilities.