The city of yakima has a new park for summer activities. The Yakima County Commissioners Tuesday approved an agreement to allow the city to operate and schedule events at Performance Park next to the Yakima County Courthouse. Commissioner Kevin Bouchey says “it is a great partnership that assures the park will be utilized this spring and summer.” He says the county will maintain the park but the city will make sure it becomes a busy place this year. Meanwhile next week the county is expected to announce nearly 5 hundred thousand dollars of improvements to downtown Yakima, including sidewalk work around the courthouse and improved security at the Yakima County Courthouse paid parking areas.