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Yuma welcomes riverfront exploration

Maps for parks and trails are featured in new flyer

YUMA, Ariz. - Over the past 15 years, the banks of the Colorado River in Yuma have been transformed - and now there is a new guide to all the riverfront parks and trails, thanks to a joint effort by the City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Department, Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, Yuma Visitors Bureau, and the Quechan Indian Tribe.
“Residents and visitors alike have been asking for a comprehensive map of riverfront parks and trails," said Charles Flynn, executive director of the Heritage Area. "All the local partners were able to collaborate and were able to include all the sites on both sides of the river.  This will meet a real need.”

Since 2000, the Yuma community, in partnership with the Quechan Indian Tribe, has restored 400 acres of wetlands, built three riverfront parks, and developed an extensive trail network.

For those who want to explore on two wheels, bikes can be rented at the Visitor Information Center at Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, 201 N. 4th Ave. Exhibits at the Quartermaster Depot also explain more about Yuma’s environmental restoration efforts, as well as the past, present, and future of the Colorado River.

The parks and trails map is free, and is available at the Visitor Information Center at the Quartermaster Depot, the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, the Parks and Recreation office at Yuma City Hall and other locations. An online version may be downloaded here.



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'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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