The small town of Yuma makes people with dogs feel at home. Two veterinary clinics serve the four-legged residents by providing routine and emergency care. The city has dedicated five locations for public recreational use. The five public parks give folks with a canine family member a place to get out on a leash and stretch those paws.
North Park is one of the smaller parks featuring a green space, a playground, a gazebo and a picnic site. The City Park is a prime location for a visit with your pup. This park has 2.5 acres of open space, picnic sites, and two gazebos for a break from the sun on one of those summer outings.
Lake Yuma, which is also known as "The Duck Pond", is the town's premier destination for outdoor exercise. This lovely oasis features plenty of picnic benches, a playground, and a gazebo. A train caboose marks this location and adds to its rural charm. The .43-mile walking path gets people out and about with their canine companion. It is a favorite gathering spot for folks walking their dogs. A meet and greet sniff while out on the path makes it a place to socialize as well.
Other parks include Hanson Park and Star Park. These smaller parks offer more limited amenities but are a welcome destination for a person and dog needing a change in scenery.