The best kept secret in Palm Springs is the Palm Springs Leisure Center! Home to the City’s Recreation Division this outstanding complex offers much to the visitor and local alike. The Leisure Center is constructed with five different rooms, offering a variety of options to our rental clients. The Leisure Center is handicapped accessible. Restrooms and an outdoor drinking fountain are featured in the complex. The Leisure Center can be rented in conjunction with the Palm Springs Pavilion, making the entire area your conference/special event home away from home.
The Leisure Center offers the following for room rentals:
This very popular room has a multipurpose function, accommodating up to 60 guests. The room is designed as a classroom or meeting room with tables, chairs and chalkboard, but it can easily convert to a party area. It has sliding glass doors that open to a private outdoor patio. The room has two sinks, a large counter top work space, stove and oven.
If you are looking for a carpeted room for yoga classes, special demonstrations or martial arts, this room is a great choice. It can accommodate 40 people. Arrangements can be made to use the exercise mats located in this room
Headquarters to many dance and exercise classes and programs, this room gets quite a workout! It is one of our busiest rooms, featuring a 2,700 square foot hardwood dance floor, mirrored walls, ballet barre, and sound system. Ideal for dances and exhibitions, this room can accommodate up to 90 people.
Youth Room:This room is designated for the younger audience. Complete with preschool and elementary school sized chairs and tables, this room is used primarily for the Recreation Division’s youth programs. However, this room can be made available for rental to outside groups. Contact the Events Coordinator for details.
Staff Kitchen:Predominately used by the Recreation Division Staff, this small kitchen is available for meeting or kitchen space in conjunction with a larger rental. The kitchen features a stove, oven, refrigerator, large counter space and sink.
The fees for renting the Pavilion, Swim Center, Leisure Center, and Demuth Community Center are established by the Palm Springs City Council. The fee structure is very reasonable and accommodates nonprofit organizations with a Federal 501 (C)(3) designation. (Proof of nonprofit status is required.) For specific costs, contact the Recreation Division.
Located in the Sunrise Park complex, immediately adjacent to the Leisure Center, the Palm Springs Swim Center is open year-round and features an Olympic-size pool that is 25 yards by 50 meters. The Swim Center is a gleaming jewel in Sunrise Park.This facility is complete with sunning deck and lawn, children’s wading area, restrooms, showers and changing area. The Swim Center is the central meeting place for the Palm Springs Piranha Swim Team, and the Palm Springs High School’s swim teams and water polo teams. It is ideal for swim competitions, pool parties, banquets, poolside barbecues, and overnight camping for church groups, scout troops and athletic teams. A variety of refreshments and snacks are available for purchase at the Swim Center Office. Goggles and swim caps are also for sale at a nominal fee. For our guests who may have difficulty entering the pool from the steps or side, the pool has a very comfortable and safe chair lift to aid our patrons in entering and exiting the water. Arrangements for this chair lift Must be made in advance by calling (760) 323-8278 and speaking with the Swim Center Staff.
Call (760) 323-8277 for rental availability and more information.
Demuth Community Center
Looking for a site to host your next party? The Demuth Community Center may be just the place for you. Affordable rates and plenty of parking to hold your next retirement party, family reunion, wedding reception, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation, or Quinceañera. A signed contract and refundable cleaning deposit required. Call (760) 323-8277 for availability.
Palm Springs Parks
Interested in utilizing one of our Palm Springs Parks for your next event? We offer a variety of parks with BBQ pits, picnic groves, pickleball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, playgrounds, and walking trails. With 6 or more people in your party a permit is needed, more than 50 people require a fee. Applications must be submitted a minimum of 1 week prior to your event. The Facility Use Application can be found online at www.palmspringsca.gov on the Parks and Recreation Department page, or picked up at the Leisure Center Office. Contact the Special Events Office for more details and availability at (760) 323-8276
Palm Springs Pavilion
The Palm Springs Pavilion is a unique rental facility located in the Sunrise Park Complex. The Pavilion is known valley-wide for its wonderful 10,000 square foot hardwood dance floor. A multi-use hall, the Pavilion is the host location to the annual Line Dance Festival, Crown City Cat Show and the American Contract Bridge League. It has accommodated numerous dances, weddings, Quinceañeras, employment and educational testing, cultural celebrations, dance recitals, military concerts, and so much more!
A 10,000 square foot hardwood dance floor, it is the only one of its kind in Palm Springs.
Commercial kitchen, consisting of tall side by-side refrigerators, ice machine, stove, warming ovens, and large sinks. Sorry, no freezer.
A 30’ x 30’ stage with dressing rooms.
Air conditioned and comes equipped with 6 foot rectangular tables and chairs
Handicapped accessible, including restrooms and drinking fountains.
Plenty of parking space available.
For more information please visit us on our website www.palmspringsca.gov or call the Recreation Center at (760) 323-8276
The James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center
The James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center (JOJDHUC) is nested in a beautifully landscaped 10-acre park located in the neighborhood of Desert Highland/Gateway Estates. This facility offers affordable rental rates. The multi-purpose center houses a gymnasium, meeting rooms, and kitchen. If you want to have an outdoor event, the park facilities consist of lighted athletic field and basketball court, as well as a picnic and playground area. A few events held at the JOJDUHC have been wedding receptions, Quinceañeras, basketball tournaments, and other family gatherings. From hosting a sweet sixteen to a family reunion, this facility can fit your need.
For further details on any of our parks or facilities please visit or call the Recreation Office at:
Telephone: (760) 323-8272
Fax: (760) 323-8279
TDD (760) 864-9527
Address: City of Palm Springs Department of Parks and Recreation
401 S. Pavilion Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262