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Parks and Rec releases 2017-18 fall, winter activities guide

City of Yuma Parks and Recreation’s Fall/Winter Activities Guide – your resources for all Yuma Parks and Recreation programs, events, activities, news and information – is now available for pickup or download and viewing online.

City residents may begin registering for the activities listed in the new guide Aug. 28; those living outside city limits or those who prefer to register online may begin registration Sept. 5.

One new feature of this fall’s guide is the addition of a message from the Mayor and some important news briefs concerning other City of Yuma services.

Hard copies of this year’s guide will be distributed in this Sunday’s edition of the Yuma Sun. Or, just one click on the link found on the Parks and Recreation department’s page on the City’s website provides access to printable PDF version of the 50-page guide.

Printed copies of the guide will also be available in upcoming weeks at all Parks and Recreation facilities, including the Yuma Civic Center, Yuma Art Center, Desert Hills Golf Course, the North End Community Center, and the main office on the first floor of City Hall.

Published twice yearly, the Parks and Recreation Activities Guide is the complete listing for sports, arts, leagues, lessons and more for all ages.


NEW for Fall-Winter Season

Some new programs and leagues include the new adult soccer leagues that will be held in the fall and following spring at Desert Sun Stadium and Ray Kroc Sports Complex, and a new spring co-rec adult softball league. All adult softball leagues will now play at the new Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex.


Activities and events for families:

  • Pacific Avenue Athletic grand opening, Sept. 1
  • Fiestas Patrias, Sept. 15
  • YumaCon, Oct. 7
  • Movie in the Park, “Despicable Me,” Oct. 7
  • Tribute of the Muses awards ceremony, Oct. 13
  • Spruce Up Your Park Day, Oct. 14
  • 30th annual Catfish Rodeo and 8th annual Nature Fair, Oct. 21
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oct. 28
  • Children’s Festival of the Arts 25th anniversary, Nov. 4
  • North End Art Walk, Nov. 17
  • Sports Turf, Tree and Landscape Expo, Nov. 30
  • New Year’s Eve Family Fun Night, Dec. 31
  • Senior Games, opening ceremony and games start Jan. 9
  • Wood Carving Expo, Jan. 12-13
  • Art in the Park, Jan. 13
  • Boogie, Brews and Blues Festival, Feb. 17
  • Tunes and Tacos Festival, April 13-14


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