Yakima Central Plaza

Yakima Central Plaza

The city of Yakima, Washington sits within an arid, irrigated river valley surrounded by mountain ridges. Interplay between the valley’s agricultural heritage and natural geography form the foundation of the plaza design. The plaza's sculptural forms evoke the river valley's topography, and the water features reference irrigation channels and sprinklers. 

Residents are increasingly seeing the potential of their downtown and have advocated for the construction of the new, central plaza as the heart of the city and community. The plaza’s spray water feature will offer families a place to gather and cool off on hot summer days. This can be turned off to host community events on an adjacent public stage. An open air market hall will provide a comfortable, shady space for one of the region’s premiere farmer’s markets.


Location: Yakima, WA
Size: 2.25 acres
Client: City of Yakima
Completion Date: Summer 2017

Project Team

GGN, Landscape Architect
Graham Baba, Architect
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Civil Engineer
CMS Collaborative, Water Feature Engineer
Degenkolb Engineers, Structural Engineer
Conley Engineers, Electrical Engineer
Niteo Lighting, Lighting Design
Routh Consulting Engineers, Mechanical and Plumbing
Transpogroup, Traffic Engineer
Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company, Irrigation Design
DCW Cost Management, Cost Estimating

Services Provided

Concept Design - Construction Administration (anticipated)


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