- August 30, 2017
- By Veronica
- In Arizona
The West Wetlands Park is a city managed public park at the northwest edge of Yuma. It is located along the Colorado River within the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. The West Wetlands Park is currently managed by the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Corporation, a non-profit organization, and maintained by the City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Department. This wonderful playful park has several walking trails, a boat dock, a wilderness area with several different desert plants, and an awesome playground.
The playground is a big castle with lots of slides, swings and several planes available for pilots with a high flying imagination. It’s the perfect place to get a child to become active and get plenty of vitamin D.
There is also plenty of ramadas and picnic areas which are easily filled on the weekends for birthday parties. Some of the ramadas have barbeque grills by them making it a great place for a cookout.
The desert plant garden is several local photographer’s photo location. There is a humming bird garden as well as a butterfly habitat. Lots of beautiful plants that attract desert creatures like, humming birds, Burrowing Owls,Yuma Red Clapper several types of insects and even some reptiles.
There are plenty of recreational opportunities there. There is a disc golf area, stocked fishing pond and a boat ramp.
282 N 12th Ave