"Gateway Park"
Monday, November 12, 2007

After six years in Yuma, I thought we'd pretty much experienced everything this town has to offer. But I continue to be pleasantly surprised.

We learned about a new park while we were at that wine tasting last Saturday. Julia wanted to express how much we've enjoyed the West Wetlands Park to a man who's had something to do with getting that park created. He said if we enjoy that one, we'd enjoy the Gateway park, just dedicated last May.

A perfect place to explore on our day off, we headed off while it was still cool.


The highway to California gives shade to the parking lot


Looking from the parking lot, we see park ramadas and the 'Ocean to Ocean Highway' Bridge...
(Click to explore full size photo...)


Colorado River and view of the bridge from below...


View in the other direction...


Further along on the park's trail...


It looks a bit like the Nile, except for the St. Thomas Mission in the background...
...and the water tower and the raised highway and...


Close up of scene in distance...


This trail extends for a long way, it even connects with another park, Yuma Crossing State Historic Park

I have quite a few pictures from there, as well. But I'll save those for another day.

All photos © Joan Lansberry
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