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Downtown Park Open for Now

The downtown park at Second Street and Yakima Avenue will remain open for now. Last week city officials removed pavers and basically ripped up the park. But, now the barren lot will change once more.  In just a week, the owner Terry Powell had a change of heart to let the city to use the space once again. Taxpayers paid to rip it out and are now paying to fill the holes and restore it. the total price tag: about 8 grand. Yakima City Manager Tony O’Rourke says the small cost is worth keeping the park. the problem is Powell still owns the lot.

O’Rourke tells our news partner KIMA Action News Powell was concerned about her liability if someone got hurt on the property. That’s now covered by the city’s insurance. O’Rourke says he’s confident Terry Powell will not change her mind again.  Both KIT and KIMA Action News have tried to talk with the property owner but she has no comment.

 

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