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We are community.

Our Vision, Mission and Values are at the heart and soul of DRD. We are committed to serving our residents by providing quality programs, services and facilities that promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all.



Desert Recreation District's mission is to enrich the quality of life for Coachella Valley residents by acquiring, developing, operating and maintaining a community-focused parks and recreation system and preserving it for future generations.









Through a community collaborative approach DRD will be the regional provider of premier parks and recreation services in the Coachella Valley.  Ensuring all residents have equitable and barrier-free opportunities that contribute to the overall wellness of our communities.

VALUES - Parks and recreation done r.i.t.e.

  • Respect - Mutual understanding and equal consideration of others.
  • Integrity - Consistently doing the right thing.
  • Teamwork - Working together to achieve a common goal.
  • Excellence - Continuously striving for perfection.

community assessment of drd's value

  • DRD provides a sense of connection that adds to the livability and desirability of a community.
  • DRD celebrates our richly diverse community fabric.
  • DRD encourages an appreciation for nature and environmental stewardship.
  • DRD provides opportunities for the community to give back through volunteering, donating and advocating.
  • DRD enhances family unity, helps develop skills and creates memories.
  • DRD contributes to the local economy, helps to maintain healthy and productive workforces and helps attract and retain businesses.
  • DRD fosters healthy lifestyles that build self-esteem and reduce stress.
  • DRD leverages available resources through collaborations, partnerships and agreements with communities, businesses and vendors.
  • DRD provides positive and healthy alternatives for youth.


We have a plan for moving forward. Find out how the DRD will achieve its most ambitious goals and objectives over the next three to five years.

Download the DRD Strategic Plan

DRD Community Partners


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Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce 



For more information on DRD, Contact us.