The facility located at  602 North 4th Street used to be known as the Yakima Police Athletic League or Y-PAL center.  Neighborhood kids learned to box, cook, do their homework, and more.

The center had its share of hiccups and ultimately the YPD officially pulled out but that ultimately paved the way for Washington Fruit to get involved.  The place was renamed the Washington Fruit Community Center and it continues to serve the neighborhood where many of the families have members who work for Washington Fruit.

Building A Solid Center

The center has managed to stay out of the headlines too but there are some positive activities going on that the public should know about.  Congrats to the leadership at Washington Fruit for an investment to help support the quality of life for families and kids in the area.

The center is known first as a place for kids with youth programs, such as Beyond the Bell, but the Washington Fruit Community Center (WFCC) is planning activities for adults and senior citizens too.

Get In Shap, Have Some Fun


From September 15th through October 14th, WFCC is hosting Zumba Gold classes for seniors each Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Zumba Fitness classes for adults will be held those same days from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Zumba classes at WFCC are $35 for the entire month-long course or $5 per drop-in session.

On Monday, September 20th, WFCC will begin offering seniors coffee and games from 9:00 am to 11:00 am each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There is a $1 drop-in charge for coffee and games participants.

For More Info

Register online at or call Yakima Parks and Recreation for more information at 575-6020.

survey is available online, providing community members an opportunity to share programs and services they’d like to see offered at WFCC.

Click Washington Fruit Community Center | Yakima Parks and Recreation for more about WFCC.

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