Yakima Parks and Recreation Issues Summer Program Guide

A “Step Into Summer!” walking challenge, adult softball leagues and in-person Tahoma Cemetery historical tours are just a few of the seasonal offerings available in the 2021 Summer Program Guide recently issued by City of Yakima Parks and Recreation. The guide is now available at 2021-YPR-Summer.pdf (yakimaparks.com) The 16-page Summer Program Guide also includes information … Continued

Franklin Pool Opens June 10

The City of Yakima Franklin Pool will open to the public on Thursday, June 10th. Franklin Pool, located at 2102 Tieton Drive, will be open seven days a week through Friday, August 20th. “It is so exciting to be able open Franklin Pool,” said Parks and Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson. “We can’t wait to welcome … Continued

Signal Upgrades to Impact 3rd Street and MLK Jr. Blvd.

Traffic will be restricted at the intersection of 3rd Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Wednesday morning, May 19th, for traffic signal improvements. Traffic at the intersection will be restricted to one lane in each direction during the project work hours of 8:00 am to 12:00 pm this Wednesday. Temporary stop signs will … Continued

Candidates Should be Aware of City Sign Code Requirements

With Yakima County’s official candidate filing week beginning today, Monday, May 17th, the City of Yakima reminds candidates and their supporters that signs cannot be affixed to City property – including fences or utility poles – or placed within City parks (other than public rights-of-way adjacent to parks). Campaign signs must also be removed promptly … Continued

Yakima City Council May 18th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting via Zoom at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, May 18th. Agenda items for the May 18th regular meeting include: Issuing a Pride Month Proclamation Planning/scheduling a joint meeting with Yakima County Commissioners Authorizing a grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division for capital improvements … Continued

Temporary Road Surface Planned for North 1st Street

A temporary road surface is planned for a section of North 1st Street as part of Phase 2 of an ongoing revitalization project. Starting Monday, May 17th, the road surface of North 1st Street from I Street to N Street will consist of asphalt grindings through 5:00 pm each day. After 5:00 pm a steel … Continued

Water Line Work to Restrict Traffic on North 40th Avenue

Water line work will result in traffic restrictions on North 40th Avenue between Summitview  Avenue and Lincoln Avenue starting Monday, May 17th, through Thursday May 20th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project … Continued

Asphalt Grinding to Close Intersection of Nob Hill and 3rd Avenue

The intersection of Nob Hill Boulevard and 3rd Avenue will be closed overnight starting Monday night, May 17th, through Thursday, May 20th. The closure will be required due to an asphalt grinding project in the intersection. The closure will be in effect during project work hours of 6:30 pm to 5:00 am, Monday through Thursday. … Continued

SunComm Implementing Smart911 Application

SunComm, the 9-1-1 and dispatch center serving the City and County of Yakima, is implementing a new application called Smart911. This is a free, subscription-based service that allows the public to provide additional information to the 9-1-1 call taker. The primary focus of this program is households with residents who have special needs. A household … Continued