Yakima is located in South Central Washington at the confluence of the Naches and Yakima Rivers. Yakima is the gateway to the Yakima Valley in one direction and the Cascade Mountains on the other.
Outstanding recreational opportunities, mixed with 300 days of sunshine yearly, make Yakima an excellent place to live or visit. Yakima and the surrounding area offers camping, fishing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snow boarding, boating, and incredibly beautiful sight-seeing. The turn-of-the-century Capitol Theatre, Yakima Valley Museum, and the Visitors and Convention Center, in addition to sports teams such as the Yakima Bears, baseball, and the Sun Kings, basketball, and the Central Washington State Fair, add to the recreational opportunities and quality of life in the area.
The active participation of Yakima's citizens was recognized in 1994 when Yakima became an "All-America City". Community members and leaders are proud of their achievements and stand firm in the commitment to work together to keep Yakima a beautiful and thriving community.