2017 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 2017 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?

• Monday, March 27, 2017 - City Residents may register in-person or via phone.

• Monday, April 3, 2017 - 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 Monday, March 27 for City Residents; Monday, April 3 for Everyone

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

Coming for the 2017 Spring | Summer Session

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

  • Kennedy Pool is OPEN starting June 6 thanks to generous sponsors, Elks Club #476, the Cocopah Indian Tribe and The Rock Church
  • Camp Awesome returns! ages 6-13
  • Summer Time Cool Zone FREE for ages 5-13
  • Tiny Tots for ages 3-5 
  •  Shining Stars ages 6-10
  •  Infinite Imagination Youth Theatre for 12-17
  • The Ultimate Outdoor Experience ages 8-15
  • Kids Kayak ages 8-15
  • Saturday Straight Shooters Archery League ages 8-19
  • Co-Sponsored Youth Sports
  • Softball Leagues for ages 14+
  • Summer Washoes & Cornhole Tournaments
  • Learn to Scuba Dive ages 16+

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

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

NEW for Spring | Summer Season

  • Summer Arty Parties!
  • Adult Private Art Lessons
  • Youth - 'Lego Nights'
  • Sadie Hawkins Dance
  • Several NEW Youth Activities to keep your kids busy during the summer see page 12

For FAMILY FUN you won't want to miss the following events:

 

  • 4/1 - 4/2 - Gil Rivera Softball Tournament
  • 4/14 - 4/15 - Salsa Queen Kick Off Party | Tunes & Tacos Festival
  • 4/22 - ArtBeat 10
  • 4/22 - Fairy Party
  • 4/27 - Arbor Day Celebration
  • 5/6 - Sadie Hawkins Dance @ North End Community Center
  • 5/7 - Desert Hills Par 3 FootGolf Tournament
  • 5/27 - 5/28 - Denny Donnelly Memorial Day Softball Tournament
  • 5/27 - Valley Aquatic Center Opening Day
  • 6/3 - Come Out & Play Day
  • 6/3 - Movie in the Park ‘The Sandlot’ @ Cibola Athletic Field
  • 6/3 - Children’s Museum of Yuma County Opens @ Yuma Art Center
  • 6/6 - Marcus Pool & Kennedy Pool Opening Day
  • 6/10 - Family Fish Fiesta
  • 6/10 - ‘Storks’ Movie @ Historic Yuma Theatre
  • 6/18 - A Father’s Day Special at Valley Aquatic Center
  • 6/29 - Special Stargazing Event @ Yuma West Wetlands
  • 7/4 - All American BBQ & Fireworks Spectacular
  • 7/8 - ‘Secret Lives of Pets’ Movie @ Historic Yuma Theatre
  • 8/5 - Splash Out Crime Night
  • 8/5 - ‘At the Crack of Dawn’ Sunrise Kayak Trip
  • 8/12 - ‘Finding Dory’ Movie @ Historic Yuma Theatre
  • 9/1 - 9/4 - USA Softball Western E Class National Tournament
  • 9/15 - Fiestas Patrias Street Fair

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