Community supporters have three main goals for Miller Park improvements...
A community gathering place
Health & recreation
“Just as water, sewer, and public safety are considered essential public services... Parks are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in a community, ensuring the health of families and youth, and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of a community and a region.”
- National Parks & Recreation Association
Our Goal: $400,0000
“Revitalizing Miller Park as the heart of the community.”
- Resurface & update three basketball courts (constructed 2005)
- Reconstruct final court as dual-use basketball & mini soccer court
- Improve basketball court lighting
- Install restrooms (none currently – will close winter & after dark)
- Build a new park pavilion (only one to serve nearly four acres)
- Install ADA-accessible playground features (none currently)
- Purchase new park benches & tables (outdated and in poor condition)
- Construct walkways (none currently – no ADA access to amenities)
- Cover performance stage area
- Add a community information board
Located in one of Yakima’s lowest income & most diverse neighborhoods:*
Median family income
Live in poverty
*2010 census data adjusted for 2019
Miller Park was Yakima’s first designated neighborhood park. It was purchased and developed by the City in 1923.
Located just four blocks from the heart of downtown Yakima, Miller Park is the only park serving families in this underserved, low-income neighborhood.
Despite remaining a popular destination for area families, the park amenities are outdated and in need of updates and repair. If not improved, neighboring residents and businesses fear the park will be targeted by homeless and criminal activity.