Yelm City Park
 is located at 115 Mosman Ave SEDSC_0660[1]

Yelm City Park is the City's first public park and is the centerpiece of Yelm.  The park stays busy entertaining families year-round and is host to many community-wide events, including the Nisqually Valley BBQ Rally and Christmas in the Park.  Picnic areas are available on a first-come, first serve basis and are not available for reservation.

The park has received several improvements over the last few years, including the Yelm Community Center, electric car charging stations, a new playground, the Splash Pad and an irrigation system that keeps the field watered and maintained throughout the year. 

Hours of Operation: Sunrise to Sunset

Grass Field
Covered Picnic Area
Children's Play Area
Yelm Community Center
Electric Car Charging Stations
Public Restrooms 
Splash Pad
Fitness Court

The Splash Pad be open yearly from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend. 

cochrane park

Cochrane Memorial Park is located at 750 Mill Road SE.

This park offers beautiful spot for relaxing and enjoying peace and quiet. It is home to quite walking paths, well-kempt, grass fields, and a catch and release fish pond. It also serves as a the centerpiece of Yelm's water reclamation infrastructure. All of the water in the park is reclaimed water that is infiltrated from the Water Reclamation Facility back into the ground to recharge the aquifer.

Hours of Operation: Sunrise to Sunset

Covered Picnic Area
Walking Paths
Catch and Release Fishing Pond

longmireLongmire Community Park is located at 16820 Canal Road SE.

Longmire serves as the City's sports complex. Depending on the time of year, you will find baseball, football, and soccer out on its fields. There is also a great playground for the younger kids. Area sports leagues form a stakeholders group who schedule the park for the year. If your local league would like to reserve a field, please  fill out a request of use form. Please keep the fields playable for all by reviewing the rules before using a field. 

Hours of Operation: Sunrise to Sunset

Little League Fields
Soccer/Football Field
Children's Play Area
Concession Stand
Public Restrooms 

TrailHeadThe Yelm-Tenino/ Prairie Line Trail
The Yelm-Tenino/ Prairie Line Trail is a paved, pedestrian and bicycle path that begins on Yelm Avenue and travels through agricultural areas, forests, and wetlands before reaching the end point in Centralia. The Yelm-Tenino trail spans 14 miles while the 21-Mile Chehalis Western Trail intersects at the midpoint of the Yelm-Tenino Trail. The Chehalis Western Trail uses the same route of the Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. railroad, used to haul logs off for shipment in the mid-19th Century. The trail system currently links every major town in Thurston County and future extension will cross the Nisqually River into Roy.

Public art along the trail
Picturesque views of Mount Rainier and Nisqually River
Educational signage

Yelm Dog Park is located at 902 Rhoton Road

Yelm's newly constructed off-leash dog park offers 4 acres of fun for Yelm's four legged residents to romp and play. Divided into designated areas for small and large dogs, furry friends can socialize, exercise, and explore to their heart's content under the watchful eye of attentive owners. Yelm Dog Park isn't just a place for dogs to play--it's a community where pet owners come together to celebrate the special bond between humans and their four-legged friends. 

Water Fountain
Dog wash station
Walking path
Covered picnic areas
Small dog area 
Large dog area

Yelm Skate Park is located at 203 First St

Step into the heart of urban culture and adrenaline-fueled excitement at Yelm Skate Park. Nestled in Yelm's downtown corridor, this skate park is a haven for skaters of all ages and skill levels. With its innovative design, it's a concrete jungle where creativity knows no bounds. The well-maintained surfaces ensures a smooth ride, where skaters can feel the adrenaline surge as they navigate the series of grind rails, bowls, and steps.