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: 
September 22: First Day of Fall Sticker Stop

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#100MILES100DAYSYELM Take on our challenge for this summer and get your mile in starting July 10th and ending October 18th. There will be drawings for prizes every 25 days throughout the challenge, ending with a $100 drawing. All you have to do is take a picture or selfie of yourself walking, running or biking, post it to Facebook using #100Miles100DaysYelm and tag City of Yelm Parks and Recreation and Get Fit Yelm in your post and you will be entered into the drawings. Limit one entry per day per person. A BIG thank you to Get Fit Yelm, this program’s sponsor. Let's flood Facebook with good things this summer and enjoy the outdoors with your family, friends and pets!!


Help decorate the skate park! We will mark out areas that we'd like to see graffiti'ed and provide paint. We just need your creativity!

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The Yelm Splash Pad is going to the dogs! Bring your furry best friend out to Yelm City Park on Saturday, September 30th from 11-3 for "dog day" at the Splash Pad. Grab lunch from onsite eateries, take your pooch's pics at photo spots, and shop with dog related vendors.
All dogs must remain on leash and under control at all times, for the safety of our human and dog friends

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Power up your video game skills and put them to the test at this Mario Kart 8 tournament.
The cost to play in the tournament is $20, with half of all the proceeds going to the Yelm Branch Boy's and Girls Club. We will be playing Mario Kart 8 on the Nintendo Switch and have up to 8 racers at a time. They will compete in the Grand Prix with 4 races and the top 2 will advance to a final race. We will have prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, along with a bounty on the mayor.

Spooky Cookies
This 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 spoooooooky theme set that tastes amazing and will look even better once you've completed your decorating.
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, October 17th 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:

Spooky Trail at Cochrane
On October 26th, for one night only, Cochrane Park will transform into the spookiest park in Yelm. Bring the family out to take the short stroll around the trail and see the spooky elements added throughout the trail.
This is a family-friendly event, spooky but not scary. You'll be heebie-jeebied but not haunted.

Veterans Day Concert (Facebook Cover)
Join us to celebrate our local veterans!
More details to come. If you'd like to sponsor, attend with a food truck, or are a band who would like to perform, please reach out to Line at 

City of Yelm Charity Turkey Bowl

Gather your team and your uniforms and head over to to register for your spot in the bracket!
Tournament winner will determine which nonprofit will receive the tournament proceeds