New $50,000 signs will soon point you to Yakima's green spaces

New $50,000 signs will soon point you to Yakima's green spaces
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Action News has followed Greenway security improvements closely, but that's only one part of the larger plan called "Trek Yakima," which came to light after the citizen survey.

Yakima wants to get you out to the Greenway by making it easier to find. We've got the green space but you might have to pull out your GPS to get there.

Avid Greenway user Chris Rice agrees something should be done to fix that.

"I think a lot of people that are not here in the community, don't know where they can walk or bike safely," said Rice.

Yakima wants to spend $50,000 to point you to this urban oasis, by making Greenway entrance's like the one off Fruitvale, more welcoming.

Recent Yakima transplant like Alex Cartman agrees.

"It would help if we knew where they are in their general direction," said Cartman.

Yakima also wants to fill in the gaps on Lincoln Avenue where there are no sidewalks, develop bike lanes and trails to connect to more recreational areas.

"I only know certain portions of the pathway.You get out towards Lincoln and don't know where to go from there," said park visitor Becky Franklin.

Yakima is working with the Greenway Foundation and Cowiche Canyon Conservancy on what they call Trek Yakima; s master plan for hiking and biking trials.

The goal is to get more people like Chris out here.

"I think it's a great opportunity for families to get together to be able to come out and walk and exercise," said Rice.

First, you've got to be able to find it.

Crews will begin putting up the signs this month. There's also a new custom logo for the Greenway.

The master plan is expected to be done later this year.

Crews will begin putting up the signs this month.
There's also a new custom logo for the Greenway.
The master plan is expected to be done later this year.