SUMMARY: The Yakima Training Center's Juvenile Fishing Pond will be closed until further notice. The Rosa Irrigation water is turned off causing a delay in pond filling. We hope to have the fish stocked by mid June. MWR will post updates as they become available.”
SUMMARY: The 22 mile stretch of John Wayne Pioneer Trail on the northern expansion of Yakima Training Center was reopened for recreational use. Yearly 300 horses, 200 hikers, 90 mountain bikers and 22 wagons pulled by horses use this popular trail. The trail is part of the Iron Horse State Park Trail that is 300 miles running from the ocean across 2/3 of Washington to Teko Idaho. It was established along the old Milwaukee Railroad line.
The quick efforts of YTC public works department repaired the burned trestles with 420 manhours in nine months. The 3 heavy equipment operators were honored and thanked.
On hand for the ribbon cutting were Washington State Parks Commissioner Steve Milner, Regional Manager Scott Griffith, Area Manager Jason Both, Nikki Fields the Trail Planner along with members of the Back Country Horsemen, Ellensburg Equestrians, Chinook Cycling and John Wayne Wagon and Riders representatives along with Directors of Yakima Training Center.
SUMMARY: 125 kids along with the 250+ adults had a few hours to gather, mingle and talk, view a USAAAD Helicopter, MATES Bradley, YTC Fire Truck, YTC Police Car, First Tee Golf from the community, Face Paint by N’l Guard Family Group, and eat VFW auxillary girls cookies. MWR put 2000+ eggs (by MWR, Selah Elks, Domino’s) out in age groups 0-2; 3-4; 5-7; 8+. Special baskets were presented by MWR and Corporate Sponsor Domino’s for those that found special marked eggs. 7 year olds parents said, “she looks forward to this every year and woke up early to be ready.”