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  • Yuma Parks and Recreation Main Office in City Hall / 928-373-5243

    Yuma Art Center and Historic Yuma Theatre / 928-373-5202

    Yuma Civic Center / 928-373-5040

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  • T he City of Yuma Parks and Recreation is dedicated to our mission of serving the community and promoting the

    spirit of fun! Our professional staff works diligently to provide the quality programs, activities, play spaces, and facilities that we are known for and that the public expects. On behalf of Yuma Parks and Recreation, Id like to thank the community for the opportunity to enrich lives and create a parks and recreation system that is valued. Im pleased to share with you a number of positive recognitions we have received over the past year due to your collaboration and support as well as some new initiatives:

    The Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commissions agenda to promote the importance and provide opportunities to play in Yuma receives ongoing recognition. Yuma is one of only 19 communities nationwide that was recog-nized as a Playful City USA for the sixth consecutive year.

    The City maintains over 8,000 trees in its system and has certified arborists on staff to enhance our urban forest program. On the national level, Yuma was named a Tree City, USA for the sixth year in a row due to the on-going efforts of our successful, all volunteer, Yuma Community Tree Board. Get involved in Arbor Day, fea-tured inside this guide during April.

    We continue to provide some of the best tournament services and athletic fields in the desert southwest attracting visitors to Yuma from as far away as Chicago! We received the James Farrell Amateur Softball Associations Award of Excellence for conducting one of the highest rated National Tournaments in the coun-try.

    We received over $150,000 in grants and sponsor-ships this past year. We provide the classes and services listed in this guide due in part to this support.

    We have served over 60,000 customers via phone calls alone, but program registration and ticket pur-chases may also be done on-line!

    We added a new Golf Course Clubhouse at Desert Hills Par-3 Course. Soon customers will be able to purchase golf items, enjoy a cold beverage and snacks while golf-ing, and return to a shady patio after their round all at the Par 3. Check out the Beat the Heat program to thank our year round golfers at the Desert Hills Golf Course!

    We listened to your programming feedback and we are enhancing our outdoor recreation offerings with increased archery programming, a family overnight camp out, and kayak rentals. We even have an outdoor swim for the pooches in September! Check out all of the new opportuni-ties indicated with a star in this guide.

    Message from the Director.....3

    Meet the Leadership Team..4

    Registration Information.....5

    Family Events and Activities.....6

    Arts and Culture Activities.8

    Tiny Tot Activities......10

    Youth Programs..12

    Teen Activities.....16

    Adaptive Recreation......17

    Youth Sports...........18

    Outdoor Recreation.......21

    Adult Activities.......24

    Senior Activities.....24

    Adult Sports.....25

    Aquatic Programs......26

    Swim Lesson Schedule....32

    Parks, Facilities, and Amenities 34 & 35

    Summer Camps...36

    Summer Movie Mania....37

    Sponsor Thank You....38

    Yuma Art Center Summer Extravaganza..39

    A message from the

    Director of

    Yuma Parks and Recreation

    Becky Chavez

    Table of Contents

  • Yuma Parks and Recreation Director

    Becky Chavez

    Yuma Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Roberta Ukura

    Recreation Debbie Wendt, Recreation Superintendent

    Adam Christensen, Supervisor Adult Sports Oscar Chavez, Supervisor Youth Sports, Teen Activities,

    and Outdoor Recreation Joe Cox, Supervisor Aquatics and Seniors

    Marilyn Lammel, Supervisor Instructional and Adaptive Recreation

    Kervina Landry, Recreation Coordinator Amber Scarsella, Recreation Coordinator

    Pam Zack, Recreation Coordinator

    Parks Maintenance Damon Chango, Parks and Golf Course Manager

    Joel Hubbard, Assistant Parks Manager Jason Jarrett, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor Espy Matlock, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor Ron Ramirez, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

    Arts and Culture Rex Ijams, Arts and Culture Program Manager Pat Quinn, Art Center Production Coordinator

    Desert Hills and Desert Hills Par 3 Golf Courses Bruce Brown, Golf Operations Manager

    Richard Walton, Instructor of Golf Ronnie Ridgers, Assistant Golf Shop Manager

    Forrest Slaughter, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor Rita Perez, Restaurant Supervisor

    Yuma Civic Center Kathy Anderson, YCC Booking and Events Supervisor

    Jose Baro, YCC Operations Supervisor

    Activity Guide Layout and Design Bert Elizabeth Ijams, Marketing Specialist

    Yuma City Council Alan L. Krieger, Mayor

    Leslie L. McClendon, Deputy Mayor Cody T. Beeson Paul B. Johnson Bobbi Lewis Jerry Stuart

    Edward Thomas

    City Administrator Greg Wilkinson

    Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission

    Isaac Russell, Chair Judy Phillips, Vice Chair

    Lisa Rammelt Rosa Gaytan Michael Hall John Stratton

    Christopher Bedinger

    Ad-Hoc Public Art Committee Judy Phillips, Chairperson

    Isaac Russell, PARC Commission Liaison

    Patti Barak Shirley Burch-Dale

    William Butler Karen Gillaspie Deanie Holbrook

    Teri Ingram Greta Ivers

    Lia Littlewood Jane Mitchler Charles Powell Chris Tortorici Linda Willets

    Yuma Community Tree Board Stacey Bealmear, Chairperson

    Brian Groth Mark Headington John Jackson Dalene Kelly

    Jeannie Wah-Gorman

    City Leadership

    Yuma Parks and Recreation One City Plaza

    Yuma, AZ 85365 (928) 373-5243

    (928) 373-5244 fax parksandrec@YumaAz.gov

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    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. This spring and summer, Yuma Parks and Recreation is offering a variety of opportunities for all ages through recreational programming, classes, and activities, while striving to provide excellent customer satisfaction at every level. PROGRAM REGISTRATION Program priority registration will be held beginning Monday, March 25, 2013 for City of Yuma residents and Monday, April 1, 2013 for all other residents and will continue throughout the summer. On-line registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2013 for programs not requiring a birth certificate/registration form. Some programs are limited to the number of participants and will close when a program fills. If a class or program you are interested in is full, please ask to be put on a Wait List. Wait Lists will be used should vacancies occur or class expansion is feasible. Our spring programs begin April 15, 2013 and summer programs begin June 3, 2013. Various program fees are discounted for qualifying City of Yuma residents. For the purpose of registration, a Yuma resident is defined as any person living within the cor-porate limits of the City of Yuma. CHILDRENS AGE REQUIREMENTS Age requirements have been established to safely facilitate age appropriate classes. Children must be the appropriate age by the first day of class in order to register please, no exceptions. FIVE EASY WAYS TO REGISTER Registration forms are available in the Parks and Recreation Office. Pick one up, or let us fax or email one to you today. Online registration at www.yumaaz.gov/parksandrec. (Some programs are not available online.) Walk-In registration held 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday thru Thursday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm every

    other Friday at Yuma City Hall, One City Plaza. (City Hall is closed on alternate Fridays.) Registration may also be taken at the Yuma Readiness and Community Center - 6550 E. 24th Street as well as the North End Community Center - 160 E. 1st Street. Please call (928) 373-5243 for hours of operation. Dont have time to stand in line? Register online!

    Fax-In registration 24 hours a day using MasterCard, Discover, Visa, or American Express at (928) 373-5244. Mail-In registration to Yuma Parks and Recreation, One City Plaza, Yuma, Arizona, 85364. Phone registration using MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. The telephone number to

    call is (928) 373-5243. Walk in registration will have priority and you may be placed on hold or asked to have your call returned based on the volume of customers waiting in line at the time.

    CONSIDER YOUR SCHEDULE CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING We hope that we have provided something for everyone. We encourage registrants to consider their schedule carefully prior to registering for any program or class offered. A refund, less $5 of the fee, may be requested prior to the start of the program. After the program starts, refunds will not be considered. Refunds will not be given for swim lesson programs. Refunds must be picked up within 10 days of request or issuance. The City of Yuma Parks and Recreation staff reserv