Volunteers Give Randall Park A Facelift - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Volunteers Give Randall Park A Facelift

Posted: Updated:
 YAKIMA, WA.- The City of Yakima partnered with the Yakima Master Gardeners program Saturday morning at Wide Hollow Creek.

Volunteers planted trees and shrubs along the creek bank to improve the fish and wildlife habitat at Randall Park in Yakima.

Yakima Parks and Recreation Director Ken Wilkinson was helping volunteers at the park and he told us this is just the first step to improving parks around the city.

“It's in desperate need of a facelift and I'm really looking forward to creating a new bathroom and observation deck, the pond, the new playground and they'll be so many other components to this project,” Wilkinson said.

Wilkinson said the new trees will provide a habitat for birds, improve water quality, and reduce soil erosion.

There are several other projects in the works at Randall Park, the Yakima Lion's Club donated 25,000 dollars to build a new walking trail bridge and the Yakima Rotary Club is helping to fund and build a pond observation deck. The work is planned to start this summer and over the next two years.