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.
Cahuilla Hills Park
The starting for many Palm Desert hiking trails, this natural park offers tennis and much more.
Cap Homme / Ralph Adams Park
Located in south Palm Desert, you’ll find hiking trails and more here.
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.
Pickleball, volleyball, basketball and soccer are just a few of the sports you can play at this spacious park.
Hovley Soccer Park
Full-sized fields and plenty of equipment make this the perfect place for soccer players and fans.
Scenic views and walking paths make this park at the edge of town a lovely place to relax.
Joe Mann Park
Take your pooch to the dog park or enjoy the other features at this community park.
Magnesia Falls City Park
Picnic or play at this community park behind Palm Desert Middle School.
Palma Village Park
Playgrounds, courts and paths are just a few of the amenities at this central Palm Desert park.
University Dog Park
Visit this Palm Desert park for a pet-friendly good time.
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.
Washington Charter School Park
Open to the public when classes are out, this park includes open fields and a tot lot.
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
73510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260
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