Naches Park & Recreation District
Commissioner, District 3

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Park & Recreation Districts
     State law allows for the formation of Park and Recreation districts for the purposes of providing leisure time activities and facilities and recreational facilities, of a nonprofit nature as a public service to the residents of the geographical areas included in their boundaries.
     “Recreational facilities” applies to parks, playgrounds, gymnasiums, swimming pools, stadiums, golf courses, public campgrounds, public hunting and fishing areas, and other similar recreational facilities.
     The board of Park & Recreation Commissioners oversee the function of the district and serve a regular four (4) year term. They are the policy making body for the recreational facilities. The commissioners oversee the staffing of the facilities, funding of the facilities and development of programs within their district.
     Currently, Yakima County has one Park and Recreation District - Naches Park and Recreation District. The district boundaries are identical to the boundaries of Fire Protection District No. 3 and also include the Town of Naches.

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