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Update from Desert Recreation District
What we are doing as Riverside County moves through Phase 2 of Statewide Reopening

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DRD is continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation as the health and safety of all of our employees, participants, volunteers and guests continues to be the top priority.  Please see the document below for additional details as we work towards the exciting day we can welcome everyone back to our facilities and programs.

Progress Toward Reopening - English

Progress Toward Reopening - Spanish


Important Information for Indio Residents
Providing Clean, Safe Parks and Recreational Activities for Indio Residents

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DRD is working to address challenges to ensure clean, safe parks and recreational programs into the future as current facilities are aging, and demand for programs is over capacity as the community continues to grow. You can read more below on the Fact Sheet, and click HERE to take our online survey TODAY and tell us your priorities for DRD services in Indio.

 Fact Sheet


Leaders In Training Teens Tour KESQ Station

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Teens enrolled in the Leaders In Training Program offered by The Desert Recreation District recently toured behind the scenes and observed the Noon News live at KESQ, the ABC affiliate for the Palm Springs television market. Read more …