Yuma Zone Parks
The City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of parks providing rest and recreation opportunities. Yuma County does not have any parks at all for county residents.
|Adair Park RD|
|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. |
|705 E. Palo Verde Street|
|This park is a designated off leash area for area dogs. |
Barkley Ranch Park
|28th St. and Ave. D|
|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.|
|Ave. A & 34th Place|
|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. |
|385 South 13th Avenue|
|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.
Cibola National Wildlife Refuge
|Cibola Lake Road|
|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.|
|553 Orange Ave.|
Colorado River Beach Park
|1st St. & N. Madison Avenue|
|At the end of Madison Avenue in Historic Downtown Yuma this park is adjacent to Gateway Park.|
Council Ave. Park
|801 N. Council Avenue|
Desert Ridge Park
|26th Place & 7 3/4 E|
|1631 West 34th Place|
Friendship Park (San Luis)
|259 South Gila Street|
|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. |
Hacienda Park 1
|24th Lane & 18th Ave.|
Hacienda Park 2
|27th Drive & 18th Ave.|
Hacienda Park 3
|28th Lane & 18th Ave.|
Hacienda Park 4
|26th St. & 17th Ave.|
Imperial National Wildlife Refuge
|The Imperial National Wildlife Refuge contains 25,768 acres of protected wildlands including more than 15,000 acres that are designated as wilderness area. A visitor center and multiple look out points are found here. The Painted Desert Trail is a 1.3 mile self guided trail that features a panoramic view of the Colorado River valley.|
Boaters will find that some of the waters of the I.N.W.R. are restricted against waterskiing. These waters are popular with the fishing crowd as there is less traffic.
Imperial Sand Dunes Recreational Area
|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.
|185 North 14th Avenue|
Joe Henry Memorial Park
|23rd Ave. & Colorado St.|
|Lots of shade and multiple playgrounds make Joe Henry a favorite park for Yuma parents. Plenty of parking is also a benefit.|
Joe Henry Optimist Park
|1793 South 1st Avenue|
|Adjacent to Joe Henry Memorial Park. Many sports enthusiasts enjoy the fields here.|
Joe Munoz Park
|245 W. Fern Street|
Kennedy Memorial Park
|23rd St. & Kennedy Lane|
|A swimming pool, water slide, skate park & the Kennedy Athletic Complex are center points of this large park.
|885 Magnolia Avenue|
|885 Magnolia Avenue|
Las Casitas Park
|31st Place & 28th Drive|
|350 3rd Avenue|
Mittry Lake Wildlife Area
|Laguna Dam Rd|
|Mittry Lake Wildlife Area is located between the Imperial and Laguna dams,and is jointly managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Offering 750 acres of water surface surrounded by 2400 acres of marsh and upland, Mittry Lake Wildlife Area is a prime bird watching area. Boating, Camping, Fishing, and Hunting opportunities also abound at this beautiful lake 15 miles NE of Yuma. |
Located at the south end of Mittry Lake, Betty's Kitchen Interpretive area is named after a 1930s cafe which stood on the shore of the lake. A scenic 1/2 mile trail describes the natural and human history of the Colorado River Corridor.
Directions (1): Take AZ Highway 95 to Avenue 7E, proceed north to end of the pavement. Mittry Lake begins approximately 1/2 mile past end of pavement.
Directions (2): Highway 95 north to East Imperial Dam Road, then turn left (west) toward the lake, following wildlife area signs.
|1100 South 14th Avenue|
|42nd Place & Jojoba Ave.|
Parkway Place Park
|27th St. and 39th Drive|
|321 N. Cesar Chavez Ave.|
Picacho State Recreation Area
|Picacho State Recreation Area|
|Picacho State Recreation Area's eastern border includes eight miles of the Lower Colorado River. Picacho was a gold mining town with 100 resident souls back 100 years ago. This popular park offers a variety of flora and fuana, including beavertail cactus, wild burros, bighorn sheep and thousands of migratory waterfowl. The main campground, has 54 campsites, a group campground, and two boat-in group sites. The sites have picnic tables and fire rings with drinking water and chemical toilets located nearby as well as a solar shower. Up river there are five smaller campgrounds, but there is no drinking water at these locations. |
|26th St. & 29th Drive|
Ray Smucker Park
|2930 Avenue A|
|2930 Avenue A|
|50 N. Prison Hill Road|
|50 N. Prison Hill Road|
|825 South Second Avenue|
|This park memorializes the children's story "Roxaboxen" by author Alice McLerran. |
Sanguinetti Memorial Park
|701 West 22nd Street|
|8th Ave. & 22nd St.|
|202 W. Main Street|
Sunrise Optimist Park
|4498 West 20th Street|
|2601 East View Parkway|
|23rd St. & 20th Drive|
West Wetlands Regional Park
|350 N 12th Ave|
|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.
Winsor Rotary Park
|29th Ave. & 20th St.|
Yuma Armed Forces Park
|291 Gila St|
|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.|
Yuma Quartermasters Depot State Historic Park
|201 North 4th Ave.|
|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.
Yuma Territorial Prison State Park
|1 Prison Hill Road|
|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|