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When news broke of a fire at the beloved “castle park” in December 2015, members of the Yuma community sprang to action that very night, setting up donation accounts and organizing fundraisers to bring the playground back. Then, when insurance announced they would cover the cost of rebuilding, the City promised to apply the donations to “bigger, better, safer” improvements. This Saturday, several of those new features will come to life.READ MORE
The Yuma Armed Forces Memorial Park has been selected by the 100 Cities/100 Memorials program to receive official national designation as a World War I Centennial Memorial.READ MORE
Thanks to grants and community support, one of the City’s older Parks and Recreation facilities is getting several new amenities, one of which is officially opening to the public this week.
The perimeter sidewalk of Joe Henry Optimist Center Park, 1793 S. 1st Avenue, has been transformed into a life-size version of the classic board game Candy Land. The City invites residents to see it in action during a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7 at the park.READ MORE