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May
9
2018

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.

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Apr
13
2018

Grants helped the City of Yuma secure funds needed to make the recent improvements to Joe Henry Optimist Center. Now, the City needs your help in the quest for its next opportunity.

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Apr
4
2018

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.

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Mar
15
2018

A key tool for planning your family’s spring and summer is now available. The City of Yuma Parks and Recreation’s Spring/Summer Activities Guide is ready for pickup or to download and view online.

City residents may begin registering for the activities listed in the new guide March 20; those living outside city limits or those who prefer to register online may begin registration March 27.

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