Parks & Recreation

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Public parks provide economic, environmental, and social benefits to the community, and make our neighborhoods more attractive and healthful places to work and live.

Palm Desert takes pride in its parks and constantly works to improve its recreational facilities. The Parks and Recreation Department's highest priority is to meet the City’s goal of advancing the quality of life in Palm Desert’s neighborhoods by delivering consistent services, maintaining the safety and appearance of city parks and recreation facilities, and inspiring community pride.

We offer a diverse range of programming for all members of the community while maintaining and operating over 200 acres of park land, with more than 12 parks, 2 community centers, a state of the art Aquatic Center, and over 25 miles of multi-purpose trails!

Our parks and facilities feature amenities to suit all interests including public art, community gardensdog parks, rose gardens, an amphitheater, a variety of trails systems, sports facilities, community centers, playgrounds, pavilions and Aquatic Center - just to name a few!

The City partners with the Desert Recreation District to provide recreational programs and activities for all ages year-round.  The District maintains an on-line registration page where you may obtain information and register for programs.

Visitors can choose from a wide array of Palm Desert parks and recreation sites. Whether you're an avid hiker, sports enthusiast or sightseer, there's a Palm Desert parks and recreation spot just for you!

Please contact us for more information.