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Territorial Prison, Quartermaster Depot parks closed on Thanksgiving

YUMA, Ariz. - Employees at Yuma's two state parks - the Yuma Territorial Prison and Yuma Quartermaster Depot state historic parks - will be thankful for a day off on Thanksgiving.

Both parks will be closed Thursday for the holiday, and reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday. Nov. 25. The Territorial Prison will observe its regular operating hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the remainder of the holiday weekend, while the Quartermaster Depot will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, and resume its regular 9 a.m.-5 p.m. hours Saturday and Sunday.

The administrative offices for Yuma Visitors Bureau and for the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, both located in old City Hall at 180 W. 1st St., will be closed Thursday and Friday in addition to the weekend and will reopen on Monday.


The Yuma Visitors Bureau is always happy to assist members of print, digital and broadcast media, either on assignment or pitching an idea with a Yuma angle.

Visit Yuma team can suggest itineraries and facilitate visits, or provide you with the inspired details to help nail down an assignment.  We pride ourselves on always going "above and beyond."

You can download background and "anytime" materials below; dated press releases appear "most recent first" at left. Call or email us for photos and B-roll video.

YVB periodically hosts group and individual press trips, and is glad to partner with other Arizona or California DMOs to coordinate a visit to several regions.

For more information, contact Linda Morgan at 928-376-0100 (office), email Thanks for your interest in the Yuma area.

'Anytime' releases:

Around & about - a quick Yuma overview

Brilliant! Yuma wears 'sunniest' label with pride

Last link in river restoration under way


Background info:

Fast Facts About YVB

 Fast Facts About Yuma 

Yuma history - narrative

Yuma historic timeline


Research and statistics

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018 Executive Summary

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