2017-2018 Fall | Winter 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 2017-2018 Fall | Winter 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, August 28, 2017 - City Residents may register in-person or via phone.

• Tuesday, September 5, 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, August 28 for City Residents; September 5  for Everyone

(Not all programs are available for online registration.)

Coming for the 2017-2018 Fall | Winter 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
  • 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 
  • Cheerleading
  • Advantage Youth Tennis
  • Flag Football
  • Canoe / Kayak the Colorado River

NEW for Fall | Winter Season

  • Spring Co-Rec Adult Softball League
  • Fall | Spring  Adult Soccer League
  • Senior Softball Tournament
  • Sadie Hawkins Dance
  • Several NEW Youth Activities  see page 18

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


  • 9/15 - Fiestas Patrias Street Fair 
  • 10/7 - YumaCon
  • 10/7 - Zombie Fun Run and Fun Walk
  • 10/7 - Movie in the Park - “Despicable Me” @Yuma West Wetlands
  • 10/13 - Tribute of the Muses
  • 10/14 - Spruce Up Your Park Day! @Yuma West Wetlands
  • 10/21 - 30th Annual Catfish Rodeo & 8th Annual Nature Fair
  • 10/21-10/22 - Halloween Ball Bash 14”/12” Co-Rec Tournament
  • 11/4 - 25th Anniversary of Children’s Festival of the Arts
  • 11/17 - North End Art Walk
  • 12/31 - New Year’s Eve Family Fun Night
  • 1/13 - Art in the Park
  • 1/12-1/13 - Wood Carving Expo
  • 1/25 - Scottish Burns Supper
  • 2/3 - “Fantastic” February Canoe Trip
  • 3/17 - 2-Person Double Elimination Horseshoe Tournament
  • 3/31-4/1 - Gil Rivera Tournament
  • 4/13 - Tunes and Tacos Festival

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