These are some of our FUN videos from DRD’s YouTube channel. We are always posting videos from many of our great events, and if you want to stay up-to-date on all the fun we are having and how you can join in then you should subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
Recently, we took a hike to Idyllwild, as part of DRD’s Outdoor Adventure program and we made a video about the trip. The kids from our summer camp in Thermal had a blast and kudos to them for pushing through the hike to the top! Our Outdoor Adventure Specialist Todd Merrill and his team used a method known as Interpretive Hiking, which combines teaching about the natural landscape with the fun and hard work of a hike.
The Cathedral City High School pool is a sight to behold, it is huge and has amazing views, so we wanted to create a video to show off this amazing aquatic facility. We are thrilled to kick off our programming partnership with the City of Cathedral City and Palm Springs Unified School District by having our Dive-In Movie on July 16th. Bring your suit and watch the movie Encanto from the water. This free event is thanks to a partnership with the City of Cathedral City and The Palm Springs Unified School District. Parking is available in the lot off Dinah Shore road.
Check out this video created to celebrate the beginning of our Summer 2022 Pool Season, which happens on Monday, June 6. We are also excited to share that we are operating the swim & water activities at the Cathedral City High School Swimming pool.
DRD is expanding our Outdoor Adventure offerings! Check out this video to learn more about the amazing new programs we have coming up. From hiking to mountain biking, to surf lessons plus so much more, we are thrilled to explore our natural landscape and have fun doing so.
The first annual Desert Recreation Foundation Bowling Tournament took place Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at Fantasy Lanes at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio. This year’s event raised funds to support our mission that everyone should have access to quality parks, recreation activities, and education programs despite the barriers of income or ability. One hundred bowlers participated and a great time was had by all!
Check out our video spotlighting Folkorico, which is a traditional dance from Mexico known for its colorful attire. The students and teachers have created an enthusiastic community of dancers throughout the Coachella Valley.
We’d like to share the Desert Recreation District commercial currently airing on KESQ, as well on KUNA Telemundo. Thanks to everyone who assisted us in creating this!
We are thrilled about the opening of our new park in Oasis, known as Oasis del Desierto (Oasis of the Desert). We created a video about the new location and how it is bringing a park to a community that has never had a park to call their own. We were excited to see the soccer field, basketball court and playground all filled with people enjoying their new park from the moment it opened.
Here’s a sneak peak of our video that will be shown at the opening of our new park in Oasis known as Oasis del Desierto. You are invited to the opening ceremony this Friday at 6pm. The address is: 88775 76th Avenue Thermal Ca. 92274
DRD’s North Shore Beach and Yacht Club is assisting North Shore residents currently without power by offering a cooling center, WIFI access and food/water/ice giveaways.
Oasis del Desierto… coming soon!
Here's a sneak peak of a new DRD park in Oasis that is under construction.
Construction crews are hard at work building Oasis del Desierto, a new DRD park in Oasis Ca.!
2021 CHASE THE ACE MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN FUNDRAISER
Come ride in this great event that funds Desert Recreation Foundation, and take a look at the types of programs helped by fundraising events such as Chase the Ace!
Sign up today to participate in the 2021 CHASE THE ACE Motorcycle Poker Run, and get an extra playing card for being an early registrant (offer good until September 1, 2021).
We are thrilled to announce that construction of the Oasis del Desierto (Oasis of the Desert) park is underway with input from the community and a big thank you to our partners and sponsors. Take a look at what is coming your way in Oasis!
Our ED REC CONNECT program is here to support working families in the Coachella Valley by offering a place for Kindergarten through 5th graders to access their school and have time for recreation in the after school hours, all while social distancing and other safety protocols are in place.
Our Chase the Ace Poker Run (October 12) is a day of riding and fun all for a great cause: helping those with cognitive and physical challenges. Desert Recreation Foundation’s Chase the Ace Poker Run will benefit Adaptive / Therapeutic programs!
This traditional dance from Mexico called Los Machetes has kids like Juan spinning with excitement. Baile Folklorico is held every Tuesday evening and is open to children ages 3 and up.
Children from the North Shore After School program have been practicing this traditional dance for months. They are performing at tonight’s grand opening event for the North Shore Community Park.
Our fantastic TeamGym performs for the crowd at the City of Indio’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of City Hall.