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Palm Desert Community Center & Gymnasium

43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Hours: M-F 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(760) 568-9697




Centrally located in the Coachella Valley, Palm Desert is at the heart of many of the District's recreational activities and programs. Residents of all ages and interests come together at the Palm Desert Community Center to have a good time.

Community Center

The Community Center is the hub for year-round fitness, recreation and classes. Work out and stay motivated with personalized training and customized workouts. Take classes to learn something new or to refine your skills.

  • Basketball courts
  • Volleyball courts
  • Racquetball courts
  • Multi-Purpose room
  • Weight room
  • Tiny Tot room

Community Meeting Space

Meet near home! No need to travel far for your next meeting or get-together. You can stay in Palm Desert!

  • Large multi-purpose meeting room 
  • Access to tables and chairs
  • Full kitchen
  • Serving window
  • Beautiful view of Palm Desert Civic Center Park
  • Moveable stage available
  • Tiny Tot room also available for rental

To rent the multi-purpose room at the Palm Desert Community Center, please call (760) 568-9697 or click here to reserve online now!

Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Enjoy outdoor events and play time with friends and family, while taking in our beautiful park with panoramic mountain views. Make this THE place to be!

  • 5 outdoor picnic pavilions
  • Amphitheater
  • Aquatics Center
  • Basketball courts
  • Beach volleyball courts
  • Concession stand
  • Dog park
  • Grassy areas with seating
  • Holocaust memorial
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Public art
  • Rose garden
  • Sand volleyball courts
  • Skate park
  • Softball fields
  • Tennis courts
  • Walking path

Palm Desert Civic Center Skateboard Park

Practice your Backslide or Ollie North or just have a good time in Palm Desert's only Skateboard Park. Get your DRD Fun Pass today, only $5 for the entire year! Get yours at the Palm Desert Community Center. There are no residency restrictions. Children under 18 must have their parents present to purchase their pass.

Skate Park Rules

  • A valid Skate Park card must be purchased for $5 and must be presented to use the Skate Park.
  • A Parent or Guardian must sign a waiver for children under the age of 18.
  • Elbow Pads, Knee Pads and a Helmet must be worn at all times in the Skate Park.
  • Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult in the Skate Park.
  • Skating is permitted Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Bicycles are permitted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.

Hours of Operation

During the Desert Sands Unified School District (DSUSD) School Year, the Skate Park hours are: 

Monday through Friday 2 to 9 p.m.

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

During Summer Vacation, the Skate Park Hours are:

7 Days per Week 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Portola Community Center

45-480 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
(760) 568-2560






Two multi-purpose rooms with tables, chairs and kitchen are available for rental, exclusively to non-profit organizations. Contact us for details.

The Golf Center at Palm DEsert

74-945 Sheryl Avenue (off Cook Street),
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Open every day year-round, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(760) 779-1877 for more information

The First Tee Golf Course is open to players of all ages and levels of experience. Enjoy the recently renovated grass tee driving range, 9-Hole Par 3 Golf Course and Chipping and Putting Greens, amidst a backdrop of panoramic mountain views.


Private Lessons

Stop by our Pro Shop to talk with our golf professionals about lessons. You can also compare your scores against official standards established by the Southern California Golf Association and work on your short game.





Event Scheduling

Host your next group business golfing event or fundraising tournament at The First Tee. Our golf professionals can help make your event a great success.







Free Clinics

Every Wednesday, The First Tee hosts a free Golf Clinic for all ages and levels. Our Coaches will help you improve your golf swing, chipping and putting. Come on down!



Parks & Ball Fields

The city of Palm Desert Recreation and the Desert Recreation District partner to bring residents the best possible facilities and amenities and activities that benefit all ages, such as: skate boarding, swimming, basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer and softball.

Private individuals, groups or organizations can reserve a ball field for a company softball game, baseball practice or pick-up soccer game. Find out more about Ball Field use, procedures and DRD Fun Zone Rentals.

Freedom Park

77-400 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

  • 2 Basketball courts
  • Multi-fields for tournaments
  • Concessions
  • Dog park
  • Community vegetable garden
  • Loop walk
  • Large multi-purpose field 60 x 100 yards: i.e. soccer, football
  • Small multi-purpose field 15 x 30 yards: i.e. soccer, football
  • Picnic grounds
  • Skate park
  • Pickleball courts
  • Volleyball
  • Public art & water feature
  • Playground
  • Grassy area

Olsen Ball Field

43-005 Magnesia Falls Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 568-9697
Hours: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

  • Playground
  • Baseball field
  • Soccer field

Palm Desert Soccer Park

74-734 Hovley Lane
Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 568-9697
Hours: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

  • Multiple soccer fields for tournaments
  • Concessions
  • Disk golf
  • Loop walk
  • Shelter

University Park

74-802 University Park Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Hours: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
(760) 568-9897

  • Dog park
  • Grassy area
  • Shelter
  • Playground
  • Picnic areas

Cahuilla Hills Park

45-825 Edgehill Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Hours: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
(760) 568-9697

  • Pickleball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Walking path




City of Palm Desert Parks & Other Services

The City of Palm Desert actively promotes a healthy lifestyle for all ages. Residents and visitors can go hiking or biking on Palm Desert's many scenic mountain trails and play sports, swim, golf and picnic at its well-groomed parks. For information call (760) 346-0611 or click here for more information.