Yakima Parks and Recreation Issues Fall 2022 Program Guide

A snowball softball tournament, Halloween egg hunt and Toys for Tots drive at the Harman Center are just a few of the activities in the Fall 2022 Program Guide recently published by the City of Yakima’s Parks and Recreation Department. The 12-page program guide is available at 2022-YPR-Fall-PG.pdf (yakimaparks.com) The guide covers Parks and Recreation … Continued

Yakima Transit Offers Free Shuttle to the Fair

Yakima Transit will again provide free shuttle bus service to the Central Washington State Fair throughout its 10-day run. Shuttle buses will run continuously from three locations at Gateway Center (home to Target and other stores). One is the Park and Ride location across from Gateway Center. The other shuttle stops are between the two … Continued

Sunfair Parade Kicks Off 2022 Fair Season

The Yakima Sunfair Parade will follow its familiar route of more than one-and-a-half miles through Downtown Yakima on Saturday, September 24th. The parade begins at 10:00 am and is anticipated to last until 1:00 pm. It is expected to attract about 10,000 spectators. The parade will include about 1,000 participants and 200 vehicles as it … Continued

Yakima City Council September 20th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, September 20th. Action taken by the Council included: Approving interlocal agreements with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission for funding a Law Enforcement Liaison and traffic safety emphasis patrols Authorizing a contract with Yakima Housing Authority in the amount of $300,000 of HOME Investment funds for … Continued

Yakima Council Community Forum is Thursday, Sept. 22

Yakima City Councilmember Matt Brown (District 6) will host a community forum this Thursday, September 22nd, at the Harman Center, located at 101 N. 65th Avenue. The forum will begin at 6:30 pm and last until about 8:00 pm. “The forum will provide an opportunity for community members to ask questions and provide feedback,” said … Continued

Work on Nelson Dam Project to Result in Temporary Lane Closure

Work continues on the Nelson Dam removal and replacement project, requiring a temporary single lane closure of South Naches Road at Powerhouse Road. This lane closure began Tuesday, September 6th, and continues through Friday, October 7th. It is in effect during scheduled project work hours of 6:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Flaggers and … Continued

Yakima City Council September 20th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022. Agenda items for the September 20th regular meeting include: Constitution Week proclamation Resolution authorizing a contract with Yakima Housing Authority in the amount of $300,000 of HOME Investment funds for acquisition reimbursement for the construction of a 54-unit … Continued

Tree Removal to Impact Traffic on 16th Avenue

A section of 16th Avenue will be reduced to one lane next Monday, September 12th, for a tree removal project at Milroy Park. Northbound traffic on 16th Avenue will be one lane between Browne Avenue and Lincoln Avenue during scheduled work hours of 6:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday. The sidewalk along that section of … Continued

Summitview Avenue Resurfacing to Impact Traffic

A project to resurface Summitview Avenue and replace curb ramps will impact traffic for about three weeks starting, Monday, September 12th. Intermittent lane closures will occur on Summitview Avenue from 40th Avenue to 48th Avenue and 56th Avenue to 72nd Avenue during project work hours of 7:00 am to 5:30 pm on weekdays. Traffic impacts … Continued

Yakima City Council September 6th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, September 6th. Action taken by the Council included: Issuing a proclamation for Hispanic Heritage Month Recognizing Joan Davenport for 35 years of service Receiving an update from the West Valley School District Appointing Maria Cornejo to the youth position on the Parks & Recreation Commission … Continued