2018 Spring | Summer Activities Guide


  • Arts
    A fun, hands on art experience for the whole family with art projects that children can make and take home. Held annually in November, Downtown Yuma's Main Street, Admission is FREE.
  • Awards
    The Fun Runs and Walks are a great way to introduce children to the joy of running at a young age! With grant support from the Foundation of YRMC,we are able to offer our annual 5K/10K Runs and Walks for FREE.
  • Basketball
    Our Youth Sports Basketball programs introduce basketball skills, team concepts and game strategy to boys and girls in grades 2nd through 8th!
  • SNAG golf
    SNAG (Staring New At Golf) GOLF: This is an introduction to the game of traditional golf for the beginner instructed by golf professionals at Desert Hills Golf Course.
  • Twinkle Toes
    Young dancers experiment and explore their movement and rhythm through music through our Twinkle Toes program hosted by the Yuma Art Center.
  • Fitness Walks
    Meet up and walk with us! From December through March we will head out for a walking route that is between 1.5 and 2 miles of easy terrain. We start at Gateway Park, Ramada #38. It is free, for all ages, and strollers are welcome!

The 2018 Spring | Summer Activities Guide is your resource for all Yuma Parks & Recreation programs, events, news and information and now it's available online for your convenience. Just one click gets you a PDF, printable version of the Guide.

When Can I Register?

• Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - City Residents may register in-person or via phone.

• Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - Non-residents may register online,  in-person or via phone for programs not requiring a birth certificate/registration form.
(Not all programs are available for online registration.) 

 Get your copy of the guide now!

Additional Registration Information

Registration Begins Tuesday, March 20 for City Residents; March 27  for Everyone

REGISTER ONLINE
(Not all programs are available for online registration.)

Coming for the 2018 Spring | Summer Session

There are fun and adventurous programs for all ages! Here are just a few examples:

  • Tiny Tots for ages 3-5 
  •  Shining Stars ages 6-10
  •  Infinite Imagination Youth Theatre for 12-17
  • Camp Awesome ages 6-13
  • Art Smart Camp ages 6-15
  • The Ultimate Outdoor Experience ages 8-15
  • Kids Kayak ages 8-15
  • Co-Sponsored Youth Sports
  • Learn to Scuba Dive ages 16+

There are many activities for Tweens and Teens only as well! Here are a few examples:

  • Basketball Tournaments 
  • Advantage Youth Tennis
  • Canoe / Kayak the Colorado River

Here are some SPECIAL EVENTS you won't want to miss: 

  • 4/6 - Mermaid Splish Splash Party Bash 
  • 4/13 - Tunes and Tacos Festival
  • 4/21 - ArtBeat11
  • 4/21 - Fairy Party
  • 4/26 - Arbor Day Celebration
  • 5/5 - Cinco De Mayo Co-Rec Tournament
  • 5/11 - Summer Kickoff Kickball Tournament
  • 5/19 - Family Fish Fiesta
  • 5/26 - Valley Aquatic Center Opening Day
  • 6/2 - Come Out and Play Day
  • 6/2 - Movie in the Park
  • 6/2 - Children's Museum of Yuma County Opens @ Yuma Art Center
  • 6/22 - Night at the Museum Sleepover @ Yuma Art Center
  • 6/22 - Summer Washoes Tournament @ Yuma Civic Center
  • 7/4 - 4th of July All American BBQ & Fireworks Spectacular
  • 7/21 - City of Yuma Back to School Rodeo
  • 7/26 - Youth Archery Tournament
  • 8/25 - Sixth Annual Woof Splash
  • 8/25 - Party Expo

The Yuma Parks and Recreation team is committed to creating opportunities for all ages to get active and connect with our community.