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Ribbon Cutting Held for Yuma Crossing Discovery Center at Colorado River State Historic Park

Yuma city leaders gathered at the Colorado River State Historic Park this week for a ribbon cutting for the Yuma Crossing Discovery Center. Officials say it’s the latest development for the former site of the Yuma Quartermaster Depot. 

 

 

The center is the new gateway for visitors to the park and includes a museum with exhibits and films of the history of the Colorado River and the Yuma Quartermaster Depot as well as a gift shop with park-branded souvenirs.  

 

Lowell Perry is executive director for the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, which operates the park and the center. He invites the public to visit with a reminder that face coverings are required and the park is committed to safe practices to welcome visitors. 

 

“When we came up with the idea of the Yuma Crossing Discovery Center, we felt like this was going to be a precursor to some of the larger scale projects we’re working on right now like our ‘mega park’ concept," Perry told KAWC. "Yuma will become, in the Heritage Area footprint, one dynamic, historic entertainment destination.” 

 

The Colorado River State Historic Park is open every Wednesday through Sunday. 

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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