Yuma parks have lots to offer
Yuma has plentiful sunshine, blue skies and clear days. And for children, what better way to enjoy that great outdoor weather than by hitting one of Yuma’s amazing parks?
In fact, there are a plethora of parks sprinkled through and around Yuma.
The crown jewel is likely the West Wetlands Park, 282 N. 12th Ave., which is home to the Castle Park (Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground). While the Castle Park is an amazing space, the park offers rich environments for fun and exploration. There are beaches along the Colorado River, a solar demonstration garden, a butterfly and hummingbird garden, a burrowing owl habitat, trails, a disc golf course, a pond and more.
Sometimes, though, it’s fun to get out and explore other parks.
Smucker Park, located at Avenue A and 28th Street, has something for everyone, with playground equipment, workout stations and a walking path. And since the park wraps up and around a hill, that path has a little extra kick to it.
Victoria Meadows Park, at 23rd Street and 20th Drive, is a terrific little gem of a neighborhood park, with shaded playground equipment, barbecues and open play spaces.
Sanguinetti Park offers playground equipment for children of all ages, plus ramadas, lighted volleyball courts, picnic tables and restrooms. Located at 8th Avenue and 23rd Street, the park also has large open spaces and field areas.
There are over 30 parks in the city of Yuma, which can make for a fun adventure. Pick a park a day, and tour your way around the city to explore all that the area has to offer. To see a full list of parks and locations, visit http://www.yumaaz. gov/parks-and-recreation/locations. html.