Recreation

Author:

Loni McCloudAdministrative AssistantParks & Recreation

Summary:

Recreation provides programs and activities for all ages from pre-school to senior adults.

Last Updated:

10/30/2012

The Recreation Division provides programs and activities for all ages from pre-school to senior adults. These include athletic programs, sports, leagues, instructional classes, outdoor recreation, aquatic programs, special events and adaptive recreation for people with special needs.

The programs and activities listed below are only a sample. For complete information please take a look at the Yuma Parks and Recreation Activity Guide.

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Adaptive

Programs for individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Some examples of the programs offered include: Arts and Crafts, Dances, Sports Activities, Fitness Classes, Picnics, Holiday Events and Swimming.

These programs are for individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities, and their accompanying family or friends. The purpose of the program is for learning, socialization, and skill development. Please keep in mind, anyone planning on attending the program or event is subject to the registration fee.

Yuma Parks and Recreation welcomes individuals with disabilities into any programs and activities offered in the Activities Guide. In order to provide a successful experience, we invite you to e-mail Marilyn Lammel or call her at (928) 373-5243 to discuss any reasonable accommodations needed at least two weeks before the class is scheduled to begin. If you need a sign language interpreter, we request at least 72 hours notice.

Adult Instructional

These programs are for adults and generally take place in a classroom setting. Teens 14 and older may also register for adult instructional programs. A sampling of programs include Belly Dancing, Salsa Dancing, Ceramics/Pottery, Cake Decorating, Cooking, Canoe/Kayak Lessons, and Golf Lessons.

Adult Sports

The following are annual Adult Sport activities for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.

  • Winter - Co-Rec Softball, Men's 14" Softball, Women's 11" Softball, 5k/10k Runs and Fun Walks, ASA State Senior Softball Championships, and Adult Indoor Volleyball League
  • Spring - Men's and Women's Softball Leagues, Co-Rec Softball Tournament, 2 Person Over-The-Line Championship, and 4 Person Co-Rec Volleyball Tournament
  • Summer - Men's, Women's and Co-Rec Softball Leagues, 4 Person Sand Volleyball Tournament, 2 Person Late-Night Over-The Line, Late Night Softball Tournament, Adult Basketball Tournaments, and Adult Basketball Leagues
  • Fall - Men's, Women's, and Co-Rec Softball Leagues, 5k/10k Runs and Fun Walk, Halloween "Ball Bash" Softball Tournament, and Wooden Bat Softball League

Aquatics

Aquatics programs take place in municipal pools operated by Yuma Parks and Recreation and include: Adapted Aquatics, Diving, Learn to Swim Lessons, Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor Training, Public (Open) Swim, Scuba, Senior Fun Swim, Swim for Fitness, Water Aerobics, Water Athletics and Yuma Heat Swim.

Disc Golf

Disc golf is played by both beginners and experienced players of all ages and it isn’t just a game. It is a fun workout that provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise, and encourages a combination of physical and mental abilities. Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. However, instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc. The object is to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws. West Wetlands Park features a nine-hole disc golf course. Three disc golf baskets are also available at Sunrise Optimist Park.

Frankie Vasquez playing disc golf.Joel Hubbard playing disc golf.

Scorecards, disc golf information and guidelines for getting started are available here:

West Wetlands Park is located at 282 North 12th Avenue in Yuma.

Outdoor Recreation

The following are some of our Outdoor programs and activities: Fishing, Hiking, Bird Watching, Organic Gardening, Kayak/Canoe Trips, Discover Scuba, Outdoor Science Camps, Nature Photography, Environmental Education, Tree/Planting and Nature Education Classes

Pre-School/Youth Instructional

Programs are offered for 3 – 5 year olds, and for 6 – 13 year olds. These programs generally take place in a classroom setting and include: Tiny Tots, Firetruck Fitness, Tots in the Kitchen, Tot Sign, Crafts, Cooking/Baking, Dance, Ceramics/Pottery and Drawing/Painting

Seniors

Active adults are a vital part of the Yuma community. Programs and activities offered through Yuma Parks and Recreation for adults and seniors include 3-D Art, Oil Painting, Pool Shooting, Softball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Volleyball, Wood Carving, Silversmith, Pastels, Pickleball, Porcelain Painting, and Belly Dancing. Some of the most popular special events include the Wood Carving Expo, 3-D Art Exhibit and the City of Yuma Senior Games. Check this website often for dates and details.

Teens

The following are some of our Teen activities and programs; Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football Tournaments, Over-the-Line Softball, Swim Night, Tennis, Volleyball, Ceramics, Hiking, Canoe/Kayak Trips, Skate Championship Series, Open Mic Nights, Arena Style Soccer, Special Events, Arts and Crafts and Field Trips.

Youth Sports

The following are some of our annual Youth Sports activities for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall:

  • Winter - Jr. High Girls Basketball and Boys Grasshopper Basketball, Yuma Youth Soccer Association
  • Spring - Little People Olympics and Bike Rodeo, Yuma Boys Baseball League, Yuma Girls Fastpitch/T-Ball League
  • Summer - Summer Sports Clinics, Babe Ruth Baseball
  • Fall - Boys Fallball Baseball, Girls Cricket Basketball, Boys Jr. High Basketball, PeeWee Basketball, Girls Teeny Bopper Softball, Yuma Futbol League, Pop Warner Football, Yuma In-Line Hockey League, Border Madness Softball Tournament, Punt, Pass, and Kick Challenge
  • Year-Round - Yuma Tennis Association and Yuma Heat Swim Team

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Recreation Division.

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