2nd Avenue & 8th Street
Roxaboxen Park is unique to Yuma and was inspired by the internationally known children’s book Roxaboxen, written by Alice McLerran about her mother, MarionDoan’s childhood memories of growing up in Yuma in the early 1900's. The ½ acre site at the corner of 2nd Avenue and 8th Street is not a typical park. There is no grass or playground equipment. Instead, the park is left much as it was in the 1900’s with the addition of an ADA accessible pedestrian path, informational displays, and seating areas. Children playing at the site are encouraged to use their imaginations and build a community utilizing rocks and boxes like the original “Roxaboxenites”.
- Open Play Space