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 of rescheduling a couple of concerts for September,” said Parks and Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson.

Yakima Parks and Recreation reminds the public that playground equipment at City parks are not available due to COVID-19. The City previously closed the Harman Center, Lions Pool, Franklin Pool, tennis courts, pickleball courts, the dog park at Randall Park and all Parks and Recreation programs due to the virus.

On Facebook and on its website, Yakima Parks and Recreation is offering online, virtual programs and videos for activities such as soccer, cooking, Zoom meetings and origami. Call 575-6020 or visit for more about Yakima Parks and Recreation.

Visit for Yakima Parks and Recreation’s YouTube channel featuring craft videos.

The City of Yakima continues its “Mask Up to Open Up” campaign. It encourages the community to wear masks and take other precautions to help slow the spread of the pandemic and open up the area to more business and activities.

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