Tree-mendous Teamwork

Crews from Downtown Association of Yakima, City of Yakima Public Works, Russell Crane and Carrell Crane worked together to deliver and install Yakima’s Community Christmas Tree at Millennium Plaza on Nov. 27th. The tree was hauled from Gleed.

SEA you later!

This week’s photo shows a flight taking off from Yakima Airport. A second daily flight between Yakima & Seattle resumes Friday, Nov. 17th. Click FLY YKM | Yakima’s Best Way to Travel for more about the airport.

Sweet Treats

Our photo of the week is courtesy of SunComm, which on Oct. 28th hosted its first-ever public safety Trunk or Treat event, which featured partners from around the Yakima Valley.

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 ( for an interactive map … Continued

Chalk Art Carnival

This week’s photo is actually a montage of photos by the Downtown Association of Yakima (DAY) during its annual Chalk Art Festival held in Downtown Yakima on October 14th. This year’s festival featured a “Carnival” theme for the chalk art.

Fall Foliage

This photo of the week is courtesy Yakima Area Arboretum, showcasing the area’s fall colors and a series of “Arboretum Autumn Walks” on the following Thursday mornings: Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2. Click for more information and to sign up for one of the walks.

Lighting the way

On Monday, Oct 2nd, a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Kiwanis Park celebrated the completion of a partnership with local Rotary clubs providing lights at the Kiwanis Park skate park and basketball courts, Chesterley Park skate park and the Randall Park basketball court. “All three Rotary Clubs, plus the Rotary Trust, committed over $170,000 for the lighting … Continued

Fair Fun

The Central Washington State Fair continues through Sunday, Oct. 1st, offering “Fun for All”!

Momentum for MLK Jr Aquatic Center

Efforts to build an aquatic center at the City’s Martin Luther King Jr. Park gained significant momentum on September 18, 2023, with the announcement of two pledges totaling $725,000. OIC of Washington (OIC) announced a pledge of $500,000 to the project and the Yakima Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) said it is giving a gift of … Continued

Summer Scrapbook

Yakima Parks & Recreation staff offered a day camp this summer at Kissel Park and shared a few photos of the many activities the campers enjoyed.