More than 70 Small Businesses Seeking City of Yakima Grant Funds

A total of 74 small businesses in the City of Yakima are moving to the next phase of the City’s $480,000 small business grant program. The money comes from a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a Federal program intended to expand economic opportunities for low and moderate-income persons. The Yakima City Council agreed to make … Continued

Harman Center Parking Lot Hosts August Events

The community is invited to participate in a number of activities at the Harman Center this month, all taking place at the senior center’s parking lot. “The Harman Center may be closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but that isn’t keeping us from being creative and having some fun,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. Events … Continued

Harman Center Hosting Virtual Lego Contest

The Harman Center’s annual summer Lego tournament will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Contest deadline for the Pirate Island Virtual Lego Tournament is Friday, August 28th. Competitors simply need to complete the entry form and submit it with a photo or video of their pirate-themed Lego creation. Click for contest … Continued

Yakima City Council Extends Declaration of Emergency Due to COVID-19

During its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 4th, the Yakima City Council extended an emergency proclamation due to COVID-19. Council’s action extends the declaration through Tuesday, September 1st. The declaration enables the City to potentially be eligible for state and federal assistance needed to meet costs associated with the COVID-19 emergency and to make purchases … Continued

City of Yakima Re-opens Lions Pool

The City of Yakima’s Lions Pool opens to the public today, Tuesday, August 4th, for the first time since COVID-19 restrictions went into effect in March. Lions Pool is open for lap swimming and water walking activities. “With Yakima County now in Modified Phase 1 we are so excited to be able to open Lions … Continued

City Offers Assistance to Register Utility Accounts Online

The City of Yakima Utility Services Division is offering free one-on-one assistance in person to help residents register their City water, sewer, garbage and irrigation accounts online. The benefit of online payment is it allows City utility customers to manage their accounts at their convenience without coming to Yakima City Hall, which is closed to … Continued

Yakima Parks Offering Drive-in Movies

Yakima Parks and Recreation is offering the community three opportunities for free drive-in movies during the month of August. Movies will be shown at the Gateway Complex at Kiwanis Park. Showtime each night will be approximately 8:30 pm. The schedule is as follows: Sonic the Hedgehog, Saturday, August 8th Aladdin, Saturday, August 15th Rudy, Saturday, … Continued

Parks and Recreation Unveils “Bearable Adventure”

A community outreach of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic is the focus of Yakima Parks and Recreation’s new “Bearable Adventure” initiative. “Bearable Adventure” calls for Yakima residents to place a teddy bear in a window as a symbol of comfort. Yakima residents are encouraged to get outdoors and, while practicing social distancing, search … Continued

Yakima Parks & Recreation Expanding Alternative Programs

From no-bake cookies to tick-tock soccer drills, Yakima Parks & Recreation staff members continue to expand virtual recreation alternatives for the community this summer. Click to access the virtual rec programs online. The link includes information about the ongoing “Step Up and Park it” walking challenge that is now underway. The City of Yakima’s … Continued

Outdoor Summer Cinema Canceled due to COVID-19 Restrictions

Yakima Parks and Recreation’s annual Outdoor Summer Cinema series is canceled this year due to restrictions related to COVID-19. “With Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement this week that phases are frozen through at least July 28th, we have made the decision to cancel the series for this year,” said Parks and Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson. “We … Continued