COVID-19 Information

The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area is happy to announce the opening of Yuma’s two beloved state parks, the Yuma Territorial Prison on June 15th and the Colorado River State Historic Park on June 16th.

We would like to take this time to say thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding during these trying times as decisions did not come easy to close the parks in March. We are continuing to monitor Yuma’s current COVID-19 numbers, which will allow us to determine the safest decision for our employees and guests.

As we reopen our doors, below is a reminder of the safety measures we are taking to do our part in helping to keep Yuma safe:

  • Hand Sanitizing Stations will be visible throughout the parks. We ask that you please sanitize your hands after touching surfaces or doors for your safety and the safety of others. Washing your hands frequently is still the best hygiene option.
  • We highly encourage guests to wear masks for their own safety and the safety of others. The YCNHA is requesting this emphatically while within our parks when you cannot effectively observe social distancing guidelines. It would be sad for one of our team members to get sick because an asymptomatic individual inadvertently infects one of them because of a refusal to wear a mask. That could lead to another shut down of a park.
  • We will continue to clean and thoroughly disinfect the parks throughout the day.
  • Parks team members will encourage visitors to maintain effective social distancing of at least 6ft.
  • All staff will wear masks for their safety and the safety of visitors. The Visitor Information Center located at the entrance of the Colorado River State Historic Park will only allow 10 people in the building at a time & encourage social distancing, hand washing, wearing of masks, etc.

We must trust that all visitors will unselfishly use their best judgement while touring the parks. Given the complex and fluid nature of this ongoing health situation, things are always subject to change. So please monitor frequently our company website, and visit us on social media for the latest updates. If you wish to have any specific questions answered, feel free to call the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area at 928-373-5198.

The YCNHA sends its best wishes to you and your families to remain safe and we look forward to seeing you soon!