City of Yelm Parks and Recreation Programs

The City of Yelm invites residents and visitors to take advantage of their Parks and Recreation Programming. 

If you have any questions regarding programming, please contact Line Roy, Communications & Recreation Coordinator at 360-458-8420

Current Programs: 
Yelm's Parks Passport Program introducKEY Flyer (24 × 18 in)es Yelm 's young (and young at heart) to our parks, as they earn stickers at different events throughout the year. At the end of the year, kids can redeem their passports for fun prizes. 

Our next sticker stops: 
May 27th: Yelm Farmers Market
June 1st: Cochrane, Longmire, Yelm City Park

Story Trail HoneybeeMay 20-27, Yelm City Park

Honey Tasting Cover
Experience for yourself the art and skill in distinguishing various aromas and flavors in honey.
Each participant will enjoy the flavors of different honeys, learn how to taste them (just like you'd taste wine!), and go home with a very special goodie bag.
Register here

Yelm Jr. Readers Summer Reading ChallengeDo you have kids, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews, who love to read? Or perhaps need an extra incentive to read a bit more? Sign up your kiddos for our 6 week summer reading challenge!

Yelm Jr. Readers will begin July 11th and run until August 22nd. Each registered child will receive a welcome packet that can be picked up July 5th-11th during City Hall normal business hours. Those who complete the summer reading challenge will receive a special prize they can pick up from Yelm City Hall from August 28th to 31st!
Register here

Summer CookiesThis class is for the beginning cookier or for the person who is curious what cookie decorating is all about. If you have limited experience with sugar cookies, found yourself frustrated with royal icing, or if you're trying to up your game for the holidays, then this class is for you!
We will be doing a fun Summer theme set that tastes amazing and will look even better once you've completed your decorating. PLUS each registered participant will receive a very special Yelm Prairie Days themed decorated cookie to enjoy!
We provide everything you need, from the cookies, icing and sprinkles, and also a box to take your awesome creations home in - we just need you! You will also receive a special gift, which is a cookie "tool box" as a take home, that includes an icing scribe tool, scissors, piping practice pages and recipes.
This class is on Tuesday, June 20th at 6PM with 20 tickets available. The class is two hours so we will have enough time to decorate and ask questions along the way. Bring your mom, grandma, your best friend, your group or yourself!
Register for the class here:

Prairie Days Street Dance

Prairie Days Kids Fun Fest (Facebook Cover)

Touch a Truck

Watermelon Eating Contest (Facebook Cover)