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Yuma suspends programming at Parks and Rec facilities

Under careful consideration of health officials’ recommendations with the rapidly evolving COVID-19 virus, the City of Yuma will suspend all activities related to Parks and Recreation through at least March 27, including events held at City facilities.

This includes all events, activities, league play and facility rentals at all City pools, parks and athletic fields, as well as the following City venues:

  • North End Community Center.
  • Yuma Readiness and Community Center.
  • Yuma Art Center, Historic Yuma Theatre, United Building and Black Box Theater.
  • Yuma Civic Center.
  • Clymer Recreation Center.

Desert Hills Golf Course and its pro shop and Desert Hills Par 3 are closed as well.

Yuma announced this action following Sunday evening’s State of Emergency proclamation. It follows recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Yuma County Health Department, and other federal and state authorities that recommend capping public gatherings to no more than 10 people.

Parks and Recreation will suspend registration for spring and summer activities listed in the new activities guide that was released last week.

“We hope that once this health emergency passes, Yuma will resume the momentum it had been building before,” said City Administrator Philip Rodriguez. “From our expanding riverfront to a full calendar of athletic tournaments to statewide recognition for our arts and culture programs, there have been a lot of great things happening here. For now, though, we have to practice what we preach with social distancing so we can limit the virus’ impact to our community’s health.”

Customers should contact their points of sale to inquire about refunds. Please keep in mind some refunds may not be available for 5 to 10 days, due to the sudden and rapidly developing nature of this public health situation.

League players should consult their respective sports leagues to inquire about the possibility of refunds.