Palm Desert


Palm Desert Park Rules

Palm Desert parks are open from dawn until 11:00 p.m. with the exception of Joe Mann Park, which closes at 10:00 p.m.

Camping, alcohol, and firearms are strictly forbidden.
No amplified sound is allowed without a permit.
Fires are allowed only in the provided grills. The use of personal grills is prohibited.
All dogs must be on a leash except within designated off-leash areas and in dog parks.
Dog owners are responsible for picking up after dogs and properly disposing of pet waste. Failure to do so may result in a citation.
Motorized golf carts and vehicles are not allowed in the parks.
It is prohibited to sell food or merchandise in the parks.
Swimming or fishing in the Civic Center Park lagoon is prohibited.
Classes cannot be held in the parks because it is against the City of Palm Desert’s ordinance to conduct business for a profit in a city park.
It is prohibited to feed the ducks at Civic Center Park.
Mylar, metallic foil and other conductive material balloons are prohibited.
Facility Rentals

Although picnic shelters in Palm Desert’s parks are generally available on a first come, first served basis, pavilions and playing fields in the following parks can be reserved in advance at Civic Center Park, Hovley Soccer Park, and Freedom Park.

To reserve a picnic shelter or to book a sports field, please fill out a Facility Use Agreement and contact the Desert Recreation District who will require an additional application, which can be downloaded here.

Sports and Activities

Our parks host various activities and provide numerous sporting facilities. For details on programs and amenities, please view our Sports and Activities page.

For any further information about our parks, please click here to connect with the City of Palm Desert Parks and Recreation Department.

Palm Desert Parks

The City of Palm Desert operates over 200 acres of park land, with more than twelve parks, two community centers, a state of the art Aquatic Center, and over 25 miles of multi-purpose trails. For information on our parks, including address, amenities, and hours of use, please select from the links below or use the map at the bottom of this page.

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