Parks & Recreation


 

 
 
 

Yuma Civic Center

Yuma Art Center and Historic Yuma Theatre

Desert Hills Golf Course

Parks and Recreation Updates

The new 2020-2021 Fall/Winter Activities Guide is now available! This edition of the guide will be available exclusively online to allow for easy updates as we move towards adding new activities as conditions improve.  The health of our citizens and staff is our highest priority and we will continue to take all necessary precautions to ensure a safe environment. Please check back and follow us across our social media pages for up-to-date information.

DOWNLOAD THE NEW ACTIVITIES GUIDE HERE


 

MORE INFORMATION ON OUR AFFECTED SERVICES AND AMENITIES

VIEW THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 IN YUMA COUNTY

CDC COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE

 

Our Mission

Enriching lives through quality programs, experiences, and facilities that preserve the past, provide for the present, plan for the future, and promote the spirit of fun.

City of Yuma Parks & Recreation Master Plan

The Parks & Recreation Master Plan provides a framework for translating the community’s needs and desires into a specific strategy for park and recreation development.  An effective park system contributes to physical and aesthetic qualities in the City; therefore, a productive and well-planned park system intends to:

  • Serve the needs of the citizens
  • Enhance the well-being and pride of the community
  • Create a sense of place
  • Offer a variety of opportunities for both active and passive forms of recreation and cultural activities

Department Directory

 
Yuma Parks & Recreation Director 
  • Jay Simonton Acting Director

Arts and Culture

  • Lindsay Benacka,  Arts & Culture Program Manager
  • Gene Garcia, Technical Production Supervisor
  • Ana Lazo-Padilla, Marketing Specialist
  • Ana P. Padilla, Recreation Coordinator
  • Vincent Higgins, Gift Shop & Gallery Coordinator
  • Corinna Currier, Events Specialist
  • Marvin Sevilla, Events Operation Leader
  • Lillian Morrill, Events Operation Leader

Desert Hills Golf Courses

  • Andrew (Drew) Smith, Golf Operations Manager
  • Richard Walton, Instructor of Golf
  • Ronnie Ridgers, Assistant Golf Shop Manager
  • Jeff Mitchell, Golf Course Superintendent

Parks Maintenance

  • Jason Jarrett, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
  • Espy Matlock, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
Recreation
  • Adam Christensen, Supervisor – Adult Sports
  • Oscar Chavez, Supervisor – Youth Sports, Teen Activities, & Outdoor Recreation
  • Marilyn Lammel, Supervisor – Instructional and Adaptive Recreation
  • AJ Mosqueda, Supervisor – Aquatics & Senior Programming
  • Ken Conway, Recreation Coordinator
  • Kervina Landry, Recreation Coordinator
  • Nathan Zack, Recreation Coordinator
  • Pam Zack, Recreation Coordinator

Yuma Civic Center

  • Esther Markle, Program Manager
  • Jose Baro, Operations Supervisor
  • Cutter Chamberlain, Marketing Specialist
  • Kathryn (KC) Rodriguez, Events Specialist

Parks & Recreation Admin

  • Jasmin Rodriguez, Administrative Support Manager
  • Aaron Morales, Marketing Specialist
  • Tewana Cervantes, Grant Writer
 
 

Contact US

 
 
Parks & Recreation
One City Plaza
928-373-5200
Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 am to 3 pm
Wednesday 8 am to 5:30 pm
 
Desert Hills Golf Course
1245 W. Desert Hills Drive
928-373-5220
Hours:
Monday through Sunday
Golf Shop is open 5:30 am to 5:00 pm
Course is open until 7:00 pm
 

 

 
Yuma Civic Center
1440 W. Desert Hills Drive 
928-373-5040
Hours:
By appointment only
Office Closed Saturday and Sunday
Yuma Art Center &
Historic Yuma Theatre

254 S. Main Street
928-373-5202 
Hours:  Due to COVID 19 the Galleries and Gift Shop are open by appointment only Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 

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