The Yakima Parks Department is usually very busy at this time of year but COVID-19 has closed pools and cancelled programs. However the parks department is working to put some activities online. Department Director Ken Wilkinson says city parks staff has been working to give kids some alternatives while they're online. Check the parks and recreation website at yakimaparks.com and click on the 'virtual rec programs' tab at the bottom of the page. You'll find online instructions for a homemade bouncy ball and origami the art of paper folding.

There are multiple options to watch the virtual recreation video programs: