There are a number of parks available for public use including recreational activities in the Yuma area. While some of the parks are designed for specific activities such as dune riding, sightseeing, or river fun, others offer a chance for a quiet afternoon getaway! The City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of parks providing rest and recreational opportunities. The smaller cities and towns in Yuma County each have their own park facilities. Private organizations as well as the State and Federal Governments also provide recreational areas for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. Yuma County does not operate any parks at all for county residents.
Sprague's Sports acts as the information contact for this 660 acre park located 16 miles NE of Yuma on Highway 95. 3/4 of a mile East of McPhaul's Bridge. Rifle, pistol and archery ranges are the centerpoints of the facility. Adair Ranges, Inc. is a private, nonprofit corporation, comprised of the Yuma Area Shooting and Recreation Clubs, who operate and maintain these ranges for all to safely enjoy.
This park is a designated off leash area for area dogs.
The park includes three new jungle gyms for the kids as well as standard playground equipment. With four basketball courts, the volleyball court, three picnic ramadas, barbecue grills and a walking path, the park has a variety of opportunities for the town's community.
The Friendship Park water feature, and the Ray Croc Memorial Baseball Complex are found in this complex. Yuma Scorpions home games are played here in Desert Sun Stadium. Other facilities include tennis courts and a playground.
A swimming pool, water feature, bath house, & tennis courts are among the facilities at this mid town park. 5th St. & 13th Ave.
It should be noted that the City of Yuma has suspended open swimming at the Carver Pool.
While access is limited to certain areas, the visitor center, 3-mile auto tour loop, and the 1-mile nature trail are among the areas that can be visited. Visitors accessing the shores of the refuge via boat will find miles of back channels that are ideal for fishing and birdwatching.
At the end of Madison Avenue in Historic Downtown Yuma this park is adjacent to Gateway Park.
Gateway Park underwent 4 million dollars of renovations and was dedicated on May 31,2007. With the shade provided by the freeway bridge, the river beach is a popular swimming spot in the summer.
The Imperial Sand Dunes, also known as the Algodones Dunes, are the largest sand dunes in California. 40 miles long and averaging 5 miles wide, the dunes are popular with many off road enthusiasts. With heights of over 300 feet from the desert floor the dunes are an impressive site located just 20 miles West of Yuma. The large crowds of off-road recreational seekers camped at the Dunes often causes travelers on the Interstate to mistake the parking areas for a small town.
Lots of shade and multiple playgrounds make Joe Henry a favorite park for Yuma parents. Plenty of parking is also a benefit.
Adjacent to Joe Henry Memorial Park. Many sports enthusiasts enjoy the fields here.
A swimming pool, water slide, skate park & the Kennedy Athletic Complex are center points of this large park.
This park memorializes the children's story "Roxaboxen" by author Alice McLerran.
8th Ave. & 22nd St.
The Yuma West Wetlands is area of restored wetlands as well as an active recreation area. The Stewart Vincent Wolfe Memorial Playground is part of the recreation area as is a boat launch and boat trailer parking area.
A statue memorializing the 1st Iowa Volunteers also known as the Mormon Battalion is found on the walking trails. The APS Solar Garden is also a feature of the West Wetlands Park.
The West Wetlands Pond and the surrounding lawn area are also available for recreational use. The pond is 15 ft deep at the center and is regularly stocked with a variety of game fish. A fishing license is required and there are special daily limits for the pond.
The Yuma Chamber of Commerce developed this park dedicated to honor and revere the sacrifices of all past, present and future veterans. It is located at the site of the old train depot in Historic Downtown Yuma. The park was turned over to the City of Yuma Parks and Rec Dept. in 2008.
See the restored U.S. Army Quartermasters Depot! Yuma Visitor Center, transportation museum, gift shop, & picnic area. Formerly Yuma Crossing State Historic Park. Recently adopted by the City of Yuma to avoid closing by the state, the Quartermasters Depot now has free admission and is the site of the Yuma Visitors Center.
Tour the infamous prison first opened in 1876! 3,069 prisoners lived within the walls during the prison's 33 years of operation. Later the prison was used to house Yuma High School whose students to this day are still known as "Criminals". Despite efforts by the State of Arizona to close the park, The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area's campaign to save the Yuma Territorial Prison was successful. Save the Prison
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