West Wetlands Park (aka the Castle Park)

While Yuma has many wonderful parks, the Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground is the most impressive.  The Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground is located in the West Wetlands Park at 308 North 12th Avenue just off of 1st Street.  Commonly referred to as the “Castle Park” by many of the kids who come to play, it is a very large, open play area with a large castle and a maze of ways to climb inside.  The playground has a tire swing, 4 regular swings, 3 baby/bucket swings and 1 adaptive swing for children with disabilities, a climbing wall, at least 6 slides, a plane, a train, a jet, monkey bars and more and it’s all surrounded by Pebble Flex ground cover that should allow for soft landings and easier wheelchair navigation.  

Things to keep in mind:

**While there is a restroom at the West Wetlands Park, it is not located very close to the Creative Playground.  It would be best to make sure your child has used the restroom before you begin your play.

**There is an area within the playground that is geared toward younger children and only has one entrance.  This is where you’ll find the bucket swings and smaller slides.

**This is a large park and somewhat of a maze to get through. It’s not uncommon to be able to see your child, but unable to figure out how to get to them.  

** There are some benches for sitting near the entrance and sides of the playground.  There are not, however, usually any picnic tables in the area.

**Recently, a sand play area was added that has faux rocks to climb on and a metal tractor scoop toy that kids can sit on and dig with.  The downfall is that this sand area is located at the behind the park on the other side of the fence.  A child would have to go out the front entrance and around to the back in order to get there.  And why there is only one tractor/digger device is a mystery to me.  It’s a very popular toy and it would be great if there were a couple more.
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2 Responses to West Wetlands Park (aka the Castle Park)

  1. Anonymous says:

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  2. Walker says:

    I'm so glad this site worked out for you and that you found it in a search! I just put it together in the last couple of days. Enjoy your stop through Yuma!

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