Celebrate July 4th with #ChalkYakima

The City of Yakima is asking for community members to show their patriotic spirit this week by filling sidewalks and driveways with festive chalk art. Even though traditional 4th of July celebrations, including large fireworks displays, may not be happening due to COVID-19, it is still possible to celebrate with a different sort of display … Continued

New Windows Alive! Exhibit Installed

The new Windows Alive! exhibit is now on display in Downtown Yakima. Artists for the exhibit were announced in April, but the installation was delayed due to COVID-19 precautions. Due to the delay, the new installation will be in place through December. The artists, their complete artist statements and a sample of their respective works … Continued

Parks and Recreation Launches “Step Up & Park It”

Walk for exercise, visit local parks and you might win a prize in Yakima Parks and Recreation’s “Step Up & Park It” program­ that begins Monday, July 6th and continues through August 31st. This free, 8 week program is designed to help you stay active while visiting local parks. Participants of all fitness levels are … Continued

Water Line Work to Close Portion Of North 6th Avenue

Water line work will result in the closure of 6th Avenue between I Street and Madison Avenue starting Monday, June 29th through Thursday, July 2nd. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Due to heavy traffic volumes on 6th Avenue, drivers can expect delays and should … Continued

Yakima Airport Providing Face Masks

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, and in compliance with face covering requirements that take effect Friday, Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field (YKM) will provide more than 12,000 masks to airport tenants, passengers and visitors. YKM has received 6,500 cloth masks from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will receive an additional 6,000 masks … Continued

Face Coverings Required Beginning June 26th

Beginning Friday, June 26th, a statewide order issued by Gov. Jay Inslee will require individuals to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces such as stores, offices and restaurants. The order also requires face coverings outdoors when people are unable to stay six feet apart from each other. Due to Yakima County’s high rate … Continued

Summer Concerts Canceled due to COVID-19 Restrictions

The Viva La Musica and Summer Sunset Concert series typically held each summer in City of Yakima parks are canceled due to restrictions related to COVID-19. Yakima County remains in Phase 1 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s phased-in Safe Start program, which was established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are looking into the possibility … Continued

Yakima Health District Comunicado de prensa – Operación Desenmascarado Parte II: 65% de los residentes en el condado de Yakima están usando cubrebocas cuando salen al publico

El 3 de junio, se emitió una directiva de salud por la Dra. Teresa Everson, Oficial de Salud del Distrito de Salud de Yakima, de usar cubrebocas para reducir el propago de enfermedad. La directiva de salud se emitió, en parte, en base a una encuesta realizada el 23 y 24 de mayo que observó … Continued

Yakima Parks & Recreation Planning Alternative Programs

Yakima Parks & Recreation staff members are developing creative alternatives for community activities this summer. With Yakima Parks & Recreation facilities and programs closed due to restrictions related to Gov. Jay Inslee’s phased-in Safe Start program, other options will be offered. They include: Sports tips and training techniques for younger children will be filmed and … Continued