Find Friends at DRD
We created a commercial for KESQ to showcase all the fun activities and new friends you can meet at DRD.
Lenny the Landshark
We created this video to tell the story of Lenny the Landshark, who found his place as one of the great lifeguards in DRD history. Did you know that DRD is looking for lifeguards? This is your chance to work outside and be active at a fun job full of cool people, including Lenny the Landshark. We even have some free Lifeguard Pre-Qualification Classes coming up, which will get you on the way to becoming a certified lifeguard.
2023 Palm Desert Senior Games & International Sports Festival
We’d like to thank everyone who made the 2023 Palm Desert Senior Games & International Sports Festival such a success! We appreciate all the work the athletes, sponsors, staff, volunteers and our event partner the City of Palm Desert did to make this event happen. See you next year!
Hiking trip with kids from our summer camp in Thermal
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.
Cathedral City High School Pool is amazing!
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.
DRD is hiring Afterschool Staff
DRD is hiring After School staff! We created this video to paint a picture of what a rewarding and fun job this is. It’s the perfect way to make a difference in your community.
DRD is hiring!
Check out this video we made highlighting some of our job opportunities. We are looking for Lifeguards, Swim Instructors, After School Staff and more. We offer competitive pay, benefits and a fun, active work environment.
All DRD pool locations now open!
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.
Explore DRD’s Outdoor Adventure offerings
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.
Desert Recreation Foundation First Annual Bowling Tournament FUNdraiser
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!
Mira nuestro video que destaca el baile Folkorico, este es un baile tradicional de México conocido por su coloridos atuendos. Los estudiantes y maestros han creado una comunidad entusiasta de bailarines en todo el Valle de Coachella. #EncuentraComunidad
DRD is hiring! We have a wide variety of both part-time and full-time jobs available, ranging from entry level to professional positions.
One of the things we love about DRD is the wide variety of activities we have available, plus the fact that we are always introducing new activities, as well as fun events.
Whether you are taking part in one of our aquatic activities, doing some cardio in a fitness class or exercising at one of our weight rooms, DRD has a variety of ways for you stay healthy. #FindHealth
Not only will you have fun taking part in the many activities at DRD, but it’s a great place to find a community of new friends who share common interests! #FindCommunity
Desert Recreation District Commercial January 2022
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!
Our new park, Oasis del Desierto, is Open!
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.
Sneak peak of our video for DRD’s new park Oasis del Desierto
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 is helping North Shore residents that are without power from storm damage
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).
Celebrating the Groundbreaking of Oasis del Desierto!
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!
An Inside Look at our ED REC CONNECT Program
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.
Thousand Palms Soccer Kids
Here’s a look at our Fall Season Youth Soccer League in Thousand Palms. Games are played every Thursday night under the park lights. The public is invited to watch the competition. Our youth soccer league is for kids 4 – 13 years old.
Poker Run To Benefit Adaptive Programs
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!
Baile Folklorico: Dulcianie Learns Her Heritage
From the traditional music to the colorful outfits she wears, 10-year-old Dulcianie Cervantes learns about her heritage through traditional Mexican dancing called Baile Folklorico.
Baile Folklorico: Juan’s First Performance
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.
Tee Ball League: Ezekiel’s First Game
Our Youth Baseball Tee-Ball League is a hit with kids, literally! Parents love it too. Anthony takes us inside the diamond.
Barre Fitness (Ballet Inspired)
See how this workout tones and shapes muscle, builds core strength and improves posture and balance. Ages 16 and up. Fridays 9:00 - 10:00am @ Bermuda Dunes
An Athlete’s Inspiration
With the Games almost 20 years old, some may wonder, how did the Palm Desert Senior Games get its start? We take a look.
Donation Boxes: Holiday Food And Gift Drive
Stop by and drop off a brand-new toy, clothing, or a non-perishable food item at any of oor locations.
Heres a quick at our KARATEDO class we have available at our Thousand Palms and Bermuda Dunes locations. Ages range from 4 - 80 years old for beginning, intermediate, and all levels classes.
North Shore Park Opening Night
For those unable to attend the grand opening event, Anthony Alvarez shares with us a brief look at the celebration and the children smiling with joy.
Tonight’s Grand Opening Performance by Local Kids!
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.
North Shore Park Opens Friday
The official ribbon cutting and celebration. Here;s a park preview and what to expect at Friday’s October 12th celebration.
Breaking Ground at North Shore Park
Anthony Alvarez shows us what you can expect.
Countdown to North Shore Park
Anthony Alvarez shows us preparation for the groundbreaking ceremony.
Greening Grant Received
Grant funding for green spaces improving air quality.
Determination Over Disability
Beating odds and chasing wellness for a surgery he needs.
Summer Camp Kids Honor US Veterans
The kids in our summer camp program work on a project to honor veterans – listen as Anthony explains what they are doing and why!
Double Back In To The Pit
Savannah and Danielle do double backs in to the foam pit. Looks like fun!
Swing With Van Buren ASES
Students at the Van Buren Elementary School ASES Program perform a Swing Routine.
Tango With Van Buren ASES
Students at the Van Buren Elementary School ASES Program perform the Tango.
Cha Cha With Van Buren ASES
Students at the Van Buren Elementary School ASES Program perform the Cha Cha.
Blooper Of The Week
Danielle practicing her front tuck for the balance beam . . . OOPS!!!!
Half-time Entertainment By TeamGym
TeamGym entertains the crowd during half-time at the Winter Youth Basketball Championships.
DRD Commercial – Adult
Watch DRD’s television commercial to see video of what DRD has to offer adults
DRD Commercial – Children
Watch DRD’s television commercial to catch a glimpse of what the District has to offer for children.
Desert Extreme Cheer Performs At Half-time
Desert Extreme Cheer performs at half-time during the Winter Youth Basketball Championships.
Teamgym Performs At 2012 City Of Indio Tree Lighting Ceremony
Our fantastic TeamGym performs for the crowd at the City of Indio’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of City Hall.
Indio Community Center Halloween Carnival Preview
Vanessa, Manny and Marissa happlily encourage families to come out to the 2012 Indio Community Center Carnival at Indio Community Center Park for fun, games, candy and contests.
Mecca Haunted House Teaser
Community Services Coordinator Karina Rodriguez gives viewers a special teaser about the 2012 Mecca Haunted House. Listen for the screams of the volunteers in the background!