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Community Events

We are a community of diversity, heritage and tradition. Desert Recreation District celebrates and honors all that is special about the Coachella Valley by sponsoring community events throughout the year. From Santa's Hotline, Eggstravaganza Easter-egg hunts to Music Concert Series, DRD helps make family time meaningful and fun. 


zumba in the Parks (NEW)

On Thursday, July 18, 7 - 8 p.m. you can join us for FREE Zumba in the Parks to celebrate July as National Parks & Recreation Month - participants will get iced towels to use and take home, and fruit-infused water to cool down and stay hydrated.  Raffle for a one-year gym membership will also be held at each location! LOCATIONS: Bagdouma Park in Coachella, La Quinta Community Park, Mecca Community Park, Palm Desert Civic Center Park Amphitheater, and Thousand Palms Community Park.

food distribution

No paperwork is required to receive food at any of our food distribution events. We partner with others in the Coachella Valley to bring these events to you. Distributions are generally the fourth Saturday of the month at our La Quinta Community Park, 77-865 Avenida Montezuma. Once exact dates are confirmed, they will be posted.






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