YAKIMA, Wash.-- Yakima's State Fair Park recently finished a two-year long renovation project at the fairgrounds.
The $7 million project took place over the past two years and included work on several buildings throughout the fairgrounds.
Crews even took down power poles and buried electrical lines in the ground to improve safety. President and General Manager of State Fair Park, Greg Stewart says he hopes the renovations bring more people to State Fair Park and to Yakima.
"We are not financed by city, state, or county and so we need to generate our own revenues and we're hoping these buildings will, this will be another revenue stream for us," said Stewart.
Stewart says the work came at no expense to residents in Yakima County, but was paid for through several grants, and a hotel room tax.
They plan on holding a public open house at the fairgrounds on March 28th from 11 to 4pm for anyone interested in checking out the renovations.