Parks & Recreation Update for June 7, 2012
06/07/2012 | Dave Nash, Public Affairs Coordinator
Pools and Aquatics
Father's Day Special
Hey dads! Take a day and just relax at the pool; after all it's your day. Fathers swim free with a paid child 1 to 5:45 p.m. Sunday, June 17 at Kennedy Pool Come join us at the pool and make a memory for Father's Day.
Regular pool hours are under way for June. Here's where you can cool off:
- Valley Aquatic Center, 4381 W. 18th St., offers open swim Tuesdays through Sundays from 1 to 7:45 p.m. through Sept. 25. Fees are $2.50 for children under 18 ($2 with City resident credit) and $5 for adults ($3.50 with City resident credit).
- Kennedy Pool, 23rd Street and Kennedy Lane, is open 1 to 5:45 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 5; 1 to 3:45 p.m. and again 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.Tuesdays through Fridays through Aug. 3. Daily admission for youth 17 and under is $2; $1.50 for City residents and $4.50 per adult 18 and over or $3 for City residents.
- Marcus Pool, 5th Street and 5th Avenue, offers free open swim 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 2 thanks to the generosity of the Yuma Rotary Club.
Family, monthly and season passes are available for purchase at the Parks and Recreation Office (ONLY) on the first floor of City Hall, One City Plaza. Family passes are for immediate family use only.
- Days: Saturday June 16
- Time: 8 a.m. to noon
- Location: Kennedy Pool
- Ages: 12 and up
- Fee: $20; $10 with City Resident (Class limited to 10 participants)
- Register now at the City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Department. Discover Scuba is an introductory course to the underwater world. This program is for experienced swimmers. The certified SCUBA Instructors will expose you to the basics of scuba diving and will take you step by step in preparation for your underwater experience. A physical release from a physician is required prior to the class.
Summer Series Sand Volleyball Tournaments - Sunscorchers
One good thing about the warm weather - it's sand volleyball season. Enjoy the weather and have an exciting time with friends while participating in the Sunscorchers volleyball tournament, 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 16 at Kennedy Volleyball Courts, on Kennedy Lane north of 24th Street. This is the first of three in the summer series of sand volleyball tournaments scheduled. Ages 14 and up may participate. Register now at the City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Department for $30 per 4-person co-rec team - the registration price goes up to $40 if you wait until the day of the event, so call and sign up soon in person at City Hall or by phone at 373-5243.
- Yuma Boys Baseball League (YBBL) - Fall
The fall YBBL season runs Aug. 7 through Nov. 9, with early registration taking place June 11 through July 5. All new Minor and Major division players must attend the clinic at Cibola Athletic Complex on Aug. 7 and all new junior high players must attend the clinic on Aug. 8. Divisions are sorted by school grade level between kindergarten and grade 8 Registration is taken at City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Office. For more information, go to http://www.yumaboysbaseballleague.com/. (This link will take you to an external website that is not part of the City of Yuma official website.)
- Fall Yuma Youth Fast-Pitch (Girls) League
Season runs Aug. 7 through Nov. 2, with registration ($60 per player) taken June 11 through Aug. 2 at the City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Office. All new Minor Division (grades 3-5) and Major Division (grades 6-8) players must attend the clinic at Joe Henry Athletic Complex on Aug. 7. For more information, please contact 928- 750-6065 or by e-mail .
- Basic Cheerleading
Basic Cheerleading is an introduction to the sport of cheerleading and the concept of fitness. Basic Cheerleading aims to enhance the development of self-esteem and unique physical abilities by providing personal attention and instruction in the fundamentals of cheerleading. Classes are $39 per session or $27 for City residents and will take place 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the Yuma Civic Center. Participants may sign up for any or all of four sessions offered during the summer: June 4 through June 14; June 18 through July 28; July 2 through July 12 (No Class on July 4th); or July 16 through July 26.
- Camp Awesome! - Sessions 2 and 3 Still Available
Camp Awesome! is coming to Yuma this summer for children ages 6 to 12 to experience days full of sports, games, activities, swimming, field trips and much more. Camp days are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, conveniently scheduled for working moms and dads, and you can sign up for one, two or all three sessions so it's convenient for any summer vacation you may have planned. Location is Gila Vista Junior High School, 2245 S. Arizona Avenue. Sign up now, as space is limited. Fee is $130 per session, plus a one-time $10 registration and camp T-shirt fee. Remaining available sessions will be held June 25 through July 11 (no classes July 2-6); and July 16-26. For more information please contact the City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Department at 373-5243 or go online at www.YumaAZ.Gov/parksandrec .
- Say Hola to Spanish
- Days: Monday through Thursday
- Dates: June 18 through June 21
- Time: 1 to 4:45 p.m.
- Location: Clymer Recreation Center
- Ages: 6 to 12
- Fee: $62; $41 with City Resident Credit
- This introduction course is geared for children to learn to speak basic conversational Spanish. Games and fun experiences will be played utilizing the words and phrases taught in the class. Let's go have a fun time learning Spanish.
- Summer Youth Sports Clinics
Summer is here and what a better way to spend your summer days than trying a new sport. The coaching staffs of this summer's sports clinics are ready to teach basic fundamentals of soccer, dodgeball, basketball, football and cheerleading to ages 5 to 14 in any or all of three sessions this summer - all in the air-conditioned Yuma Civic Center. Times vary between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays though Thursdays, depending on the program. Sessions are: June 18-28; July 2-12 (except July 4); July 16-26. Each session is $39 per person or $27 for city residents. Register now with Yuma Parks and Recreation.
Outdoor Recreation: Hike Yuma
No time to waste this summer: Ages 7-14 are invited to get up bright and early and see Yuma's wonderful nature trails as they never have before. On each day of this adventure, a different trail will be hiked. Along the trails there will be native plants, trees, and animal habitats that will be seen. It all happens 6 to 10 a.m. June 11-14 at the Riverside Outdoor Education Center. Fee: $45; $30 with City resident credit.
Adult and Senior Activities
- Arts and Crafts
- Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 30
- Time: 9 a.m. to noon
- Location: North End Community Center
- Age: 50 and up
- Monthly Fee: $19; $13 with City resident credit
- Season Fee: $55; $37 with City resident credit
- Daily Fee: $2
- North End Community Center
Office hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, please call 928-373-5245
Events Happening at Historic Yuma Theatre, Yuma Art Center, Yuma Civic Center, Desert Sun Stadium
Historic Yuma Theatre and Yuma Art Center events, 254 S. Main St.
- Friday, June 8, the NexGen Leadership Council presents it's annual "Movie and a Beer Night." Meet young local professionals in a relaxed atmosphere and see National Lampoon's "Animal House" on the big screen. Summary: Larry Kroger (Tom Hulce) and Kent Dorfman (Stephen Furst) are freshman in college in 1962 and want to join a fraternity. After visiting several, including the snobby Omega House, they come to the Delta House's pledge party. They are accepted into the fraternity and join in on the wild toga parties, road trips, and practical jokes. But, the College President, Dean Wormer, is determined to have Delta kicked off campus. Rated "R". Thedoors and bar opens at 6 p.m.; the film starts at 7 p.m.
- Summer Six Pac 2012 - A summer of exceptional live theater experience officially kicks off June 15 and runs through August 12! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 15 - June 24, Arizona Western College Theater program presents: "Hamlet". The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. Play starts at 7 pm, Friday and Saturday, then Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are as follows: Adult: $10, Kids: 13 and under: $6 Package (all 3 shows): $25.
Purchase tickets at our ticket outlets, online at www.yumaaz.gov/events, or call 373-5202 (Art Center/Theater) or 373-5040 (Civic Center) for more information.
Take Pride In Yuma
There were 48 cases of graffiti abated the period of May 30 to June 6. This compares with 34 cases the prior reporting period. Graffiti cleanup and vandalism currently costs the Yuma taxpayers over $200,000 per year. Please help us reduce vandalism by reporting incidences of crime to 78-Crime (782-7463) and graffiti to the Graffiti Busters hot line, 329-2828. If you witness a crime in progress, call 911.
Parks and Recreation This Week
Activities for the week of May 30 through June 5:
- 48 incidents of graffiti were responded to and abated
- 581 rounds of golf played at Desert Hills and Desert Hills Par 3 golf courses
- 497 meals were served at Desert Hills Bar & Grill
- 30 events held at the Yuma Civic Center with an attendance of 1,939
- 160 games played which is inclusive of all sports
- 2 events held at the Yuma Art Center with an attendance of 508
- 48 event tickets sold for Art Center and Civic Center
- 276 ramadas, parks, and fields were used
- 3,776 customer service transactions
- 62 programs offered by Parks and Recreation
- 10,407 people attended Parks and Recreation programs