Yuma Conservation Garden

The Yuma Conservation Garden is open on weekends November – April and there is no cost to enter.

Saturdays from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sundays from 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Enter just west of the Fairgrounds.

We just went before park the closed for the summer and enjoyed the duck pond, antique farm machinery display, and the tortoise enclosure.  You can bring your own food to feed the ducks or buy some there.  The tortoise, Balloo, hibernates in the winter, but she was very active during our visit in the Spring..  There are benches along the trail and places to picnic.

The Yuma Conservation Garden also has many educational opportunities available to include lesson plans, school/group tours, and materials (microscopes, thermometers & meter sticks).  The YCG is available year-round by appointment for schools or groups.

The Yuma Conservation Garden is located at the northeast corner of Pacific Avenue and Highway 80.  The 28-acre site includes a botanical garden featuring Sonoran desert vegetation, a watershed model, a pond for wild and domestic waterfowl, and a display of antique farm equipment.

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