Parks & Recreation Update for June 14, 2012
06/14/2012 | Dave Nash, Public Affairs Coordinator
Events Happening In A Park Near You
Kennedy Skate Park Grand Re-Opening
Come and celebrate the re-opening of the Kennedy Skate Park 7 p.m. Friday, June 29. The skate park has been under construction for the installation of new skate park equipment donated to the City of Yuma by Destiny Christian Church. This newly installed skate park equipment will bring much needed improvement to the park. Grab your boards and let's meet at the Kennedy Skate Park for a great night of free fun.
Movie in the Park: "Hugo"
Come Bring your lawn chairs and blankets; find a nice spot in the park and enjoy the five-time academy award winning movie "Hugo," 8:45 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at Gateway Park, 1st Street and Gila Street. The showing is free for the whole family, sponsored by Bill Alexander Flightline Mazda-Mitsubishi. This will be a fun night for the entire family to enjoy.
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.
Paul Riley Late-Night Softball Tournament
The men's 12-inch tournament will take place July 27-28 at various City softball fields. Round-robin play will be followed by A/B playoff. Teams are guaranteed 4 games minimum. While early registration concluded Jan. 5, 2012, for $250 per team plus $24 ASA registration. Register with the City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Department at 928-373-5243 for $235 per team plus $24 ASA sanction fee.
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 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.
Speed, Strength and Agility Training
This program is an introduction to sports training for ages 10 to 14. Participants will train using advanced training equipment and techniques. Plyometric and interval training will be introduced for power and explosiveness. Participants are sure to get faster, stronger, and more athletic all while having a great time. Classes meet 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday during the two remaining summer sessions: July 2 through July 12 or July 16 through Aug. 26, at the Yuma Civic Center.Fee: $39; $27 with City resident credit. Call or visit Parks and Rec to register.
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 .
Participants ages 3 to 5 (must be fully potty trained) will receive instruction in basic tumbling and balance techniques. The motivation and support participants receive from the instructors will encourage them to do their very best. Classes are $39 per session or $27 for City residents and will take place 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays during each of the four sessions. Participants may sign up for any or all of the remaining sessions offered during the summer: June 18 through July 28; July 2 through July 12 (No Class on July 4th); or July 16 through July 26.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Currently showing in the Yuma Art Center's galleries are exhibits of multimedia works from local artists: Linda Calahan, Adair Bentley, Josue Santana, and Mickey McLean. Photography exhibit by Steve Wallace.
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 40 cases of graffiti abated the period of June 6-12. This compares with 48 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 June 6-12:
- 40 incidents of graffiti were responded to and abated
- 586 rounds of golf played at Desert Hills and Desert Hills Par 3 golf courses
- 507 meals were served at Desert Hills Bar & Grill
- 18 events held at the Yuma Civic Center with an attendance of 1,497
- 89 games played which is inclusive of all sports
- 3 events held at the Yuma Art Center with an attendance of 548
- 53 event tickets sold for Art Center and Civic Center
- 247 ramadas, parks, and fields were used
- 2,794 customer service transactions
- 85 programs offered by Parks and Recreation
- 10,419 people attended Parks and Recreation programs