Category: Parks & Gardens
Yuma Parks and Recreation Department oversees the operation and maintenance of 34 public parks, 27 playgrounds, nine community centers, four swimming pools, two golf courses, four indoor basketball courts; four outdoor basketball courts; nine lighted tennis courts, four sand volleyball courts; two cultural centers; one theater and one visual arts facility, more than 11 miles of walking and biking trails and numerous baseball, softball, football and soccer fields. That adds up to more than 600 acres available for public use and for various activities and sports.
City parks are open from sunrise to 11 p.m. Alcohol use is prohibited in certain parks, and is allowed in others only by permit for a nominal fee. Many parks include playground equipment, barbecues and ramadas (picnic shelters). To obtain a permit to use a field or to reserve a ramada, call Parks and Recreation at 928-373-5243.
The Parks and Rec department also offers year-round arts, cultural and recreational activities for all ages, along with youth and adult sports leagues, aquatics and swimming classes. Download the free spring and summer activities guide here.
Yuma also has two nonprofit gardens (U.A. Moody Demonstration Garden and Yuma Conservation Garden) also offer a look at plants that thrive in Yuma's desert climate.
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