401 S Pavilion Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 323-8272
Fax: (760) 323-8279   TDD: (760) 864-9527  

Office hours: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday



To report park maintenance issues, call at (760) 323-8167 or Click Here to e-mail



New Announcement 7/13/2010

The Palm Springs Swim Center will re-open, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Reservation only and New Hours. Go over to the Swim Center page and check out the new rules and how make your reservation and new online account. Reservations will open Tuesday (July 14, 2020)  morning online. 


Some more great news.  The James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center will also be open to the community for  computer use.  The Center will be open starting Monday, July 13, 2020 from 10:00 am-6:00 pm.  There will be 45 minute sessions available.  Please call the center at 760.323.8271 to make your reservation.  Make sure to bring your ID to verify your appointment. 


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Announcement 6/17/20

Tennis & Pickleball Players 

Doubles play is now allowed. Please continue to obey covid-19 rules, don't forget your face mask and practice social distancing. Please make reservations for courts via Active net.  

Thank you,

Parks & Recreation Department 


For court reservation, please click here.

Reservation Instructions, please click here


Tennis Courts & Doubles Play

  Pickleball Courts & Doubles play




Out of an abundance of caution to help halt the spread of COVID-19, the City of Palm Springs is temporarily closing the following Parks and Recreation facilities:

  •  The Leisure Center • The Pavilion • James O Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center • Demuth Community Center  • The Palm Springs Skate Park

Closures are effective March,16, 2020 through the end of July. Closures will be reassessed at the end of June. Additionally, ALL recreation programs, events & activities are postponed during this time frame.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.



Cierres Temporales

Por precaucion para ayudar a detener la propagacion del COVID-19, la ciudad de Palm Springs esta cerrando temporalmente los siguientes edificios de parques y recreacion:

  • • El Leisure Center • El Pavilion • James O Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center • El Centro Communitario de Demuth •  The Centro de Patinar de Palm Springs

Los cierres son efectivos el 16 de Marzo del 2020, hasta finales de Julio 2020. Los cierres seran reevaluados a finales de Junio. Todos los programas de recreacion, eventos y actividades se posponen durante este tiempo.

Gracias por su paciencia y comprension.





Programs & Services



 PS Recreation Program front cover picture

Please click here

Village Fest



VF Rules & Regulations

please click here

Swim Center
 Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort 
 Pool pic 2 Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort sign




Banner Program Film Permits Facility Use Application




Sunrise Palm Springs Skate Park dedication day
Ruth Hardy 1 Desert Highland
Victoria Park Wellness Park
Gateway Park
Dog face in fence
 (Gateway Park)  (Dog Park)
Park pic Demuth Pic
 (Baristo Park)  (Demuth Park)
Frances Stevens
(Frances Stevens Park)  

Special Events

 Special Events/ Parades/ Festivals



Cynthia Alvarado-Crawford, Director of Parks and Recreation

Jasmine Waits, Special Events Manager

Janice Lopez, Program Coordinator, Film Permit Officer & Banner Program

Faith Roche, Village Fest Program Coordinator

Related Links

California Park & Recreation Society 

Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort

Skatepark Association (SPA) USA

Inland Empire Film Commission

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