Randall Park’s grand re-opening the result of community collaboration

May 9, 2019

The Coalition was thrilled to be with the community of Yakima to celebrate the grand re-opening of Randall Park, which was funded by a $500,000 WWRP Local Parks grant. The Yakima Herald shares more about the park improvements and community celebration:


Additions to the park include new picnic shelters, playground equipment, basketball courts, restrooms, signage and fencing, and the wildlife observation deck. Other improvements included rebuilding park walkways, repairing the two parking lots, removing sediment and deepening the duck pond, and installing a bridge.

On Tuesday afternoon, city officials and Parks and Recreation staff gathered on the wildlife observation deck to commemorate the park’s grand re-opening.

“With the community’s support, Randall Park is once again a jewel and major asset for the city of Yakima,” said Parks and Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson.

Wilkinson said the improvements to the park were made possible through a $500,000 grant from the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office and $600,000 in local donations and matching funds.

Read more in the Yakima Herald, and watch this great video of two geese crashing the celebration!