A nice side trip in Yuma was to West Wetlands Park; a large and well maintained city park with lots of variety. If you have a little extra time, it would be worth a visit.
The pond had pavilions and a sidewalk all around with benches to rest. There were fishermen trying their luck, and later some RC boats sailing along. Nearby was a playground and restrooms.
Walking further I found what they called the Creative Playground, designed by children. A fanciful castle like structure seemed to be reserved for special events. I also passed a large field with a frisbee golf course.
In the distance could be seen sports fields. Continuing on, I came to a hummingbird garden. A stroll through it found them, as well as other birds, flowers and trees. That led me to a trail going into the woods which extended along the river.
The path led me back to the parking lot where Tardis awaited. After catching up on some computer work, I went out for lunch at a small local eatery named Jester’s. A delicious burrito and drink, at a very reasonable price, hit the spot.
Site: West Wetlands Park
Scene: City park, garden, pond, nature trail