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Lights On For Yakima Parks

YAKIMA, Wash. - Lighting up parks around Yakima is the main funding priority for the Yakima Parks and Recreation Commission.

They haven't figured out the cost yet, but when they get the funding, they'll use it to light up some of their parks.

Lions Park near A.C. Davis High School is one of many parks around Yakima that need more lighting.

Parks and Rec. manager Denise Nichols says the lack of lighting gives crooks more incentive to vandalize the parks.

And they want to put a stop to that. So that's why it's at the top of their list to take care of this year.

"Couple parks where lighting can be improved is millroy park," she said. "They do have park lights that come on at night, but they're just really old and anequated. They really don't set off enough lighting to reallyl prevent vandals in the park."

In addition to the lights, Nichols says they're also looking into getting security cameras for the parks. Now the commission hopes to get that done as soon as possible. Their goal is to light up the parks as good the downtown scene.