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Work, play and enjoy life in Thermal.

Agriculture is the predominant business in Thermal, supporting most of its residents. With one of Riverside County's largest regional airports and the county investing in the area's infrastructure, Thermal is poised to attract new businesses and further development. The District serves Thermal residents with quality recreation programs and park activities throughout the Coachella Valley and now right here at your local Jerry Rummonds' Senior & Community Center. Take advantage of all that DRD offers. Check out our current offerings in Thermal and the nearby communities of Coachella and Indio. We are your Desert Recreation District, here, there and everywhere people have fun. Click here to view the latest version of DRD's Activity Guide for your community.

To contact your Thermal DRD Community Services Coordinator, please call (760) 347-3484.

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  • Fun Zone Rentals

    Plan your next social or business meeting or gathering at the Center. It's close by, affordable and flexible for many types of events.

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  • Community Events

    The Coachella Valley is a community of diversity, heritage and tradition. The Desert Recreation District celebrates and honors all that is unique and special about our area by sponsoring community events throughout the year. DRD helps make family time meaningful and fun.

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  • Health & Fitness

    Ready to break a sweat or melt off pounds? Thermal has some fantastic fitness options close to where you live. Lace up your athletic shoes and get ready to make working out fun!

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  • Camp & After School

    When school is out, the fun is on! There is no need to sit around the house trying to keep busy. Join in the fun in one of our After School and Camp programs. After School programs provide a safe, fun and social environment for students to play games, work on art projects, get exercise through physical activities and even do homework! When on break from school, our unique camps offer kids exciting adventures, education, explorations and sports. Out of school? The fun is on!

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Thermal Activities



Jerry Rummonds' Senior & Community Center

87-229 Church Street
Thermal, CA 92274

(760) 399-1408
Hours: M-F 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


The Jerry Rummonds’ Senior Center provides fitness, field trips and education to active adults and seniors in the Thermal Community.  Funded through the Riverside County Office on Aging and Riverside Access Project, this Desert Recreation District facility provides additional options for residents interested in maintaining an active lifestyle.  It also serves as the hub for the local Meal on Wheels Program served the Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs.


  • 2 multi-purpose conference rooms, 1500 sq. ft. each
  • Conference-style tables, each seating 4-6
  • 30 stackable chairs

For Rental Information and reservations contact: Laurie Howard at (760) 848-1880 or