Quilted corner

This photo of the week features one of several utility cabinets in the City of Yakima wrapped in art. This work, near the intersection of Yakima Avenue and N. Eighth Street, features a quilted appearance. The piece is called “Painting Cases in Wapato” by Deborah Ann. Click Utility Box Art (arcgis.com) for an interactive map … Continued

National Night Out

This week the Yakima Police Department participated in several neighborhood gatherings to celebrate National Night Out, including this one pictured at Henry Beauchamp Community Center. The annual event is free to the public and provides opportunities to support local first responders, service and non-profit agencies as well as the community. Visit National Night Out (natw.org) … Continued

Seeing double

This week’s photo is courtesy Yakima Airport and shows a recent rare occurrence of two aircraft on the ramp at the same time. Passengers will also see double the number of flights between Yakima and Seattle as Alaska Airlines announced it will resume a second daily flight starting Nov. 17th.

Miller Mosaic

This week’s photo shows a water-themed mosaic mural located appropriately near the spray feature at Miller Park. The mosaic is one of several new improvements at Miller Park that was celebrated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 22nd.

Nelson Celebration

A drone photo provided by Yakima County captures the scene on Wednesday, May 24th, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate removal of Nelson Dam and completion of Phase 1 of the Nelson Project. You can learn more about the project and the many partners who helped make it possible by visiting Nelson Project Phase 1 … Continued

Trail Time

Our Photo of the Week shows progress on expanding the walkways at Chesterley Park. The project began in March and is adding almost 2,200 feet of new walkway at the City of Yakima’s Chesterley Park. The new walkway will be located on the southeast and south side of the park. The City’s Streets Division is … Continued

Downtown Decor

The new Windows Alive! installation in Downtown Yakima includes work by several local artists, including a sampling of artwork by Davis High School C.T.E. (Career and Technology Education) students. Click Windows Alive – Downtown Yakima for more about the exhibit and artist info.

Community Cleanup Crew

The City of Yakima Public Works Department joined with several community groups and volunteers for a free community cleanup event on Saturday, March 25th, in the Barge Lincoln neighborhood. The cleanup was sponsored by City of Yakima Public Works Department, OIC of Washington, Poor Boys Auto Wrecking, Yakima County, Yakima Waste Systems, The Heights Church, … Continued

Waiting in the wings

Spring is barely a month away. This photo of the week highlights details of the butterfly selfie mural at Washington Fruit Community Center. The mosaic is located on the south wall of WFCC, 602 N. 4th Street. It was installed last fall thanks to the Millennium Foundation and its partnership with Tieton Mosaics. Click Think Spring … Continued

Nelson Dam Progress

A drone photo, courtesy of Yakima County, shows progress on the Nelson Dam removal/replacement project as of Jan. 6, 2023. The project reached a milestone on Dec. 2, 2022 with removal of a temporary sheet pile wall that had been at the work site for about a year. Current focus on the project is concrete … Continued