Palm Desert Parks

Playgrounds, Picnic Baskets and Picture-Perfect Views.

As you look to spend more time outside, Palm Desert’s parks are the ideal place to feel like a kid again — or to bring your kids. From skating tricks to tennis aces, the city’s parks system offers a range of free and easy ways to stay active while staying socially distant.

View an interactive map and learn more about Palm Desert parks on the City of Palm Desert’s government website. All Palm Desert parks open at dawn and close at 11:00 p.m., with the exception of Joe Mann park which closes at 10:00 p.m. 

City Parks

Cahuilla Hills Park

The starting for many Palm Desert hiking trails, this natural park offers tennis and much more.

45825 Edgehill Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Cap Homme / Ralph Adams Park

Located in south Palm Desert, you’ll find hiking trails and more here.

72500 Thrush Road
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Civic Center Park

Palm Desert’s largest park offers something for everyone – including the Palm Desert Aquatic Center, an amphitheater, sports fields, tennis and pickleball courts, skate parks, dog parks, a rose garden, picnic areas and more.

43900 San Pablo Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Freedom Park

Pickleball, volleyball, basketball and soccer are just a few of the sports you can play at this spacious park.

77400 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Hovley Soccer Park

Full-sized fields and plenty of equipment make this the perfect place for soccer players and fans.

74735 Hovley Lane
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Ironwood Park

Scenic views and walking paths make this park at the edge of town a lovely place to relax.

47800 Chia Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Joe Mann Park

Take your pooch to the dog park or enjoy the other features at this community park.

77810 California Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Magnesia Falls City Park

Picnic or play at this community park behind Palm Desert Middle School.

74200 Rutledge Way
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Palma Village Park

Playgrounds, courts and paths are just a few of the amenities at this central Palm Desert park.

44550 San Carlos Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260

University Dog Park

Visit this Palm Desert park for a pet-friendly good time.

74802 University Park Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

University Park East

The 2.5-acre park is a versatile outdoor space, featuring a playground for kids, a picnic area for gatherings, open turf for recreational activities, and a community garden for those interested in gardening. It’s a perfect destination for families and individuals looking to enjoy the great outdoors.

74902 University Park Dr.
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Washington Charter School Park

Open to the public when classes are out, this park includes open fields and a tot lot.

45768 Portola Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Parks & Monuments

Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument

A stunning national park located on the south side of the Coachella Valley, where you’ll find one of the steepest mountains in the world. Learn More

Joshua Tree National Park

No visit to the Palm Springs area is complete without a tour of the Joshua Tree National Park, full of gold mining history, 19th century homesteads and, of course, plenty of distinctive Joshua trees. Learn More

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Palm Desert Visitor Services

Planning a trip, or just arrived? The Palm Desert Visitor Services staff is ready to help you find your happy place. We're open inside Palm Desert City Hall’s North Wing where you can browse our brochures, guides and maps, and ask for assistance and advice.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is also available by phone, email or the chat function in the lower right hand of this screen to answer any questions you may have.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed weekends and major holidays

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73510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260


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