Yakima Welcomes New City Manager

Yakima City Manager Robert Harrison begins his first day on the job tomorrow, Tuesday, September 1st. “I am really looking forward to working with the Yakima community, City Council, and staff in achieving their goals,” said Harrison. “Yakima is an amazing place and I feel very fortunate to be joining the City’s team.” The Yakima … Continued

Yakima City Council September 1st Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, September 1st, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the September 1st regular meeting include: Oath of Office for City Manager Robert Harrison Reviewing the Downtown Association of Yakima’s 2019 Year End Report A … Continued

Asphalt Replacement to Impact 72nd Avenue Traffic

An asphalt replacement project will impact traffic on a section of 72nd Avenue beginning Monday, August 31st. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on 72nd Avenue between Alpine Way and West Chestnut Avenue starting Monday and continuing through the project’s completion, which is expected to take about two weeks. Work hours … Continued

City Re-opens Tennis, Pickleball Courts

The City of Yakima’s tennis courts at Franklin Park and Kissel Park, as well as pickleball courts at Franklin Park re-open to the public today, Friday, August 28th, for the first time since COVID-19 restrictions went into effect in March. The re-opening is possible because effective yesterday, Thursday, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) … Continued

City Re-opens Randall Park Dog Park

The City of Yakima’s dog park at Randall Park re-opens to the public today, Friday, August 28th, for the first time since COVID-19 restrictions went into effect in March. The re-opening is possible because effective yesterday, Thursday, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) approved small, outdoor gatherings of five people or less from outside … Continued

Harman Center Plans September Events

The community is invited to participate in a number of free activities Harman Center staff are planning during the month of September. All will follow social distancing requirements due to COVID-19. Events include: Honk, if you Love a Senior! – Every Tuesday from 9:00 to 9:30 am This is a continuation of a weekly event … Continued

Schedules set for Yellow Flashing Lights in School Zones

City of Yakima traffic operations crews have set the schedules for the operation of yellow flashing lights for school zones within the Yakima School District. The schedules will be in effect each Wednesday for meal distribution beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26th. The yellow flashing light schedule for each school and adjacent area are listed below: … Continued

Signal Maintenance to Impact Traffic

Temporary traffic restrictions and changes will be in place tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26th, for a planned traffic signal outage at 7th Avenue and West Yakima Avenue. The signal will be out from 9:30 am to 10:00 am tomorrow so City of Yakima traffic operations crews can conduct planned maintenance. Temporary stop signs will be placed … Continued