Cochrane Memorial 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. If you would like to host your wedding reception, banquet or party, please fill out a reservation form.
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.
More about Cochrane Park:
The City of Yelm completed construction of the reclaimed water facility and Cochrane Memorial Park in the summer of 1999, formally transforming the wastewater treatment plant into a Class A water reclamation facility.
Cochrane Memorial Park is the end result of the reclaimed water process and is an eight-acre constructed wetland park and aquifer recharge facility. The park supports wildlife habitat and is home to a catch-and-release fishpond filled with rainbow trout.
Cochrane Memorial Park will be partially CLOSED from until July 2021 to undergo some needed rehabilitation, including work in the rapid infiltration basins, fishpond, and all three cells of the constructed wetlands. The main objective of the rehabilitation project is to remove sediment build-up and overgrown vegetation that have impeded the functionality of the wetland cells. Not only will this work improve the wetland cell function, but it will also improve the aesthetics of the park.