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Summer Programs in Coachella
MAY 23, 2017
Listen as Cintia talks about some of the great summer programs that will be happening in Coachella!
We will be hosting FREE water safety classes in May and June as the summer pool season begins.
DRD brings fun the whole family can enjoy together!
MAY 11, 2017
From Movies in the Park to Family Fun Nights at the pools later this summer, we offer some fun the whole family can enjoy together!
Youth Sports Program teaches more than sports!
MAY 4, 2017
Middle-school kids from all around the Coachella Valley can learn sportsmanship, respect, and more while improving their physical skills!
May the 4th Be With You - Kids Star Wars Party!
APRIL 27, 2017
Kids can dress up as their favorite Star Wars character and come join the party in Indio!
Swim season is almost here - sign up now for lessons!
APRIL 20, 2017
We have Lifeguard & Jr. Lifeguard courses, Jr. Water Polo, aquatic fitness classes, swim lessons and some plain old "relax in the pool" open swim time, too!
Summer Youth Basketball Leagues
APRIL 13, 2017
Hurry and sign your child up for our Summer Youth Basketball League - there is an early-bird discount for early registration!
Eggstravaganzas & Spring Camps
APRIL 6, 2017
Our Eggstravaganza Easter-egg hunts and spring camps are all coming up this next week, so join the fun with us!
It's that time again - Operation Splash is back! Applications for scholarships for free children's swim lessons for those who qualify will be accepted April 1 - May 31, 2017. Thank you to our partner in this fantastic event, Kaiser Permanente!
The First Tee of the Coachella Valley has a lot going on!
MARCH 23, 2017
The 7th Annual First Tee Golf Tournament is April 21, 2017 so come support our kid's programming and enjoy the milder weather! And Spring 2017 kid's programming is just starting so it's not too late to sign your child up.
DRD may have just the job you are looking for!
MARCH 16, 2017
We have full and part-time positions, both indoors and outdoors, so check us out!
Dance, Fitness, De-stressing - all classes DRD offers!
MARCH 9, 2017
We have classes for kids, adults, and seniors for a variety of interests including dance, fitness, or healthy lifestyles and more!
Prom Dress Giveaways!
MARCH 2, 2017
If you are a high school senior in need of a prom dress, we may have just what you are looking for! Contact us today.
Sign your child up for Spring 2017 classes at The First Tee C.V.
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Registration for the spring session starts week after next, so mark your calendars and get your child signed up!
5th Annual DisAbility Sports Festival coming soon!
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
The 5th annual DisAbility Sports Festival will be held in Palm Desert on February 25th - athletes with all types of special needs are welcome!
Tots through Seniors love to play GOLF!
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
From our Free Wednesday night golf clinic for kids to our Sr. Games 9-hole golf for those 50+, we have something for everyone who loves golf!
With the great success of our Ready, Set, Swim Coachella Valley program, we have expanded to include even younger children.
Come join our Gymnastics program 10th Anniversary Celebration!
JANUARY 26, 2017
The District Gymnastics Academy is thrilled to be celebrating 10 years! Come watch gymnasts compete, or get a professional photograph taken of your gymnast. Fundraiser following celebration, too!
There are several different ways to work out in Palm Desert!
JANUARY 19, 2017
We have a variety of fitness classes that make working out fun, all while giving your body the exercise it needs!
Palm Desert Sr. Games & International Sports Festival coming soon!
JANUARY 12, 2017
The games begin February 9, but there's still time to register - track & field, golf, swimming and more!
The First Tee C.V. has a lot going on - check it out!
JANUARY 5, 2017
Winter session classes start on Monday, January 9, and there's a family fun night with tournament, BBQ and more this Saturday, January 7!
Working out has never been more fun!
DECEMBER 22, 2016
We offer a variety of ways to get in shape and stay active no matter if you prefer a class, individual weight-training, or playing sports!
Winter Camps in Indio & Palm Desert
DECEMBER 15, 2016
Kids can play games, do arts & crafts and interact with other kids while on break from school at our Winter Camps.
Breath of Life Arts - Performing arts help with memory
DECEMBER 1, 2016
This class has those from ages 7 to 100+ dancing and singing their way to fun and helps some reconnect with memories lost.
Movie Night & Fall Camps coming up!
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
Bring the whole family to see Finding Dory on Friday night; and next week we have Fall Camp on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday leading up to Thanksgiving.
Winter Youth Basketball League - register now!
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
Kids from 5 to 14 will be divided into age divisions for this 6-week league. Sign up by November 15th and get a 20% discount.
Join the Halloween Fun!
OCTOBER 27, 2016
Come dressed up as your favorite character at one of our Halloween Carnivals or Spooktaculars near you!
Adaptive/Therapeutic sports are available all over the valley!
OCTOBER 20, 2016
We are thrilled to partner with several organizations to offer adaptive sports and recreation to those with special needs.
Kids can be Super Heroes at this party!
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Kids can play with other super heroes while saving the day at our Indio Super Hero Party!
Fall enrollment for The First Tee is still open - sign up today!
OCTOBER 6, 2016
Kids learn nine core character values as well as the game of golf in this fabulous program.
Current Job Openings at Desert Recreation District
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
If you love working with people AND love recreation, we may have just the job for you!
Sr. Games 2017 registration opens October 1st!
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
Sign up starting Saturday, October 1st, 2016 for next February's games!
Indio Princess Party offers a royal good time for all!
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Join the fun while dressed in your best princess costume.
The First Tee C.V. Fall Registration
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
Get your kids involved in golf and learning important life skills at the same time.
Pop-up at Your Park in Coachella on Sept 3!
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
DRD and Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia have partnered to bring you a Pop-up at Your Park! event on Sept 3.
Check our website calendar for upcoming basketball, health & fitness, and even drum classes for individuals with disabilities.
We have a new soccer league forming so contact us today to sign up; our after school programs also start back up soon!
Bright Beginning Preschool - where the Fun is On!
AUGUST 11, 2016
We offer half and full-day programs in this convenient mid-valley location.
Gymnastics and the 2016 Summer Olympics
JULY 28, 2016
We will be celebrating the Olympics Friday, August 5 through Saturday, August 20. There will be competitions and contests daily during classes, as well as having flags from a variety of countries displayed.
Coachella Summer Camp Program and More!
JULY 21, 2016
There are still several weeks left for summer camp so sign up today!
Sign your child up today for The First Tee program!
JULY 14, 2016
New Player class for new participants in The First Tee program starts soon!
We offer clinics for girls of various ages to learn and practice their volleyball skills!
Mecca Movie Nights & new Programs in the East Valley
JUNE 30, 2016
Every Thursday in July is movie night in Mecca! We also have new programs including Chess and Digital Arts!
Pump Track Demo coming to Palm Desert!
JUNE 23, 2016
Bring your skateboard, bicycle, or scooter join the fun!
Tot Programs offer summer fun!
JUNE 16, 2016
Our Little Explorers program includes art, science, and more!
COME SPLASH & SWIM IN OUR POOLS!
JUNE 9, 2016
Operation Splash Kick-off was a hit, and swim lesson scholarships are still available! Listen to how you can apply.
Summer Camp is coming your way!
JUNE 2, 2016
Summer Camps in Indio, Palm Desert, and Coachella start soon - enroll now!
Evening Workshops at The First Tee C.V.
MAY 26, 2016
Enroll your child in The First Tee of the Coachella Valley today as summer camps & evening workshops start soon!
Personal Training Special for Summer
MAY 19, 2016
Summer is just weeks away, so why not start getting in shape now?
The First Tee offers Summer Camps and More!
MAY 5, 2016
For youngsters through teens, we offer camps and more during the summer.
OPERATION SPLASH 2016 IS HERE!
APRIL 28, 2016
Apply for free swim lessons for kids thanks to Kaiser Permanente and DRD!
MOVIES IN THE PARK
APRIL 21, 2016
We will be showing movies all summer long - check out our website calendar what title will be showing next!
BRIGHT BEGINNING PRESCHOOL
APRIL 14, 2016
What a great way for your toddler to spend their days.
EVENING SOFTBALL LEAGUES WITH DRD
APRIL 7, 2016
We have co-ed, men's competitive and recreational leagues - join the fun!
Eggstravaganza Easter-egg Hunts & Spring Camps
MARCH 24, 2016
Kids can come look for eggs during our Eggstravaganzas, or they can come be active at one of our Spring camps!
Prom Dress Giveaway
MARCH 17, 2016
If you are a high school junior or senior and need a prom dress, we can help!
Spring 2016 First Tee Registration
MARCH 3, 2016
Dustin Smith explains what The First Tee is about and reminds everyone registration time is almost here!
The First Tee CV 6th Annual Invitational
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
Tim Skogen talks about this great fundraising golf invitational and its importance in helping our local youth.
16th Annual PD Sr. Games & ISF
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
The 2016 Palm Desert Senior Games was a hit!
SENIOR PROGRAMS OFFERED BY DRD
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
Come on down to one of our Senior Centers and get in on the fun!
BASKETBALL LEAGUES STARTING SOON!
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
Hear about our Men's and Junior Basketball Leagues from Chris Baluga.
PALM DESERT SR. GAMES & INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL 2016
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
Learn more about the 16th Annual Palm Desert Sr. Games & ISF.
DISABILITY SPORTS FESTIVAL
JANUARY 31, 2016
See some of the sports played at the 4th Annual DisAbility Festival Coachella Valley!
DISABILITY SPORTS FESTIVAL
JANUARY 28, 2016
Learn about the 4th Annual DisAbility Festival in Palm Desert
THE FIRST TEE OF THE COACHELLA VALLEY
JANUARY 14, 2016
Dustin Smith explains our First Tee program and how to enroll!
NEW NORTH SHORE FITNESS CENTER NOW OPEN
MARCH 31, 2015
Enjoy a great view while you workout - the Salton Sea!
WINTER 2015 DAY CAMPS
DECEMBER 17, 2015
Keep your kids active with arts & crafts, cooking and more during the school break this winter!
SANTA'S HOTLINE & WINTER SPORTS CAMPS
DECEMBER 10, 2015
Kids can call Santa, Mrs. Claus, the elves and more on 1-877-SANTA-4-KIDS. Or, enroll in a sports camp during winter break from school.
FIRST TEE GOLF - SPECIAL REPORT
DECEMBER 1, 2015
Our First Tee program teaches more than golf. - it teaches important life skills, too. Learn more as KESQ Sports Anchor Blake Arthur explains.
SOFTBALL LEAGUES & PERSONAL TRAINING
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
There are several ways to stay in shape throughout the holidays and into the new year, including softball leagues and personal training.
BRIGHT BEGINNING PRESCHOOL RIBBON CUTTING
NOVEMBER 12, 2015
Learn about our new full-day licensed preschool and how you can attend the Ribbon Cutting ceremony on November 18, 2015
SUPER HERO PARTY AND INDIO MOVIES
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Listen as Mickiela tells our young Super Heroes where they can gather in Indio! Or, learn about the upcoming Movies in the Park in Indio.
FALL FESTIVALS, HALLOWEEN AND MORE
OCTOBER 29, 2015
Learn about the upcoming Fall Festival, Community Potluck and Chili cook-off, and the final Halloween events for 2015
PALM DESERT ACTIVITIES FALL 2015
OCTOBER 22, 2015
From music to dance to fitness, we have all kinds of classes in Palm Desert!
HALLOWEEN & FALL FUN 2015
OCTOBER 8, 2015
Karina Rodriguez talks Halloween Spooktaculars, Zumbaween and more!
LEARN ABOUT TRIPS FOR KIDS
OCTOBER 1, 2015
Listen to Courtney Galvan talk about this exciting bicycle program for kids.
FIRST TEE - FALL 2015 REGISTRATION
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
Dustin Smith explains the First Tee program
COURTNEY GALVAN - PRINCESS PARTY & MOVIE IN THE PARK
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
Courtney talks Princess Party and Movie in the Park in Indio!
KARINA RODRIGUEZ - MOVIES & NS RESOURCE FAIR
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
Listen to what is coming up in the East Valley!
APRIL DORIA - AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS ALL AREAS
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
April discusses a variety of after school programs in Coachella Valley
DUSTIN SMITH - FIRST TEE FALL PROGRAMMING
AUGUST 27, 2015
Learn about the First Tee program and more!
COURTNEY GALVAN - INDIO AFTER SCHOOL & MORE
AUGUST 20, 2015
Listen to Courtney talk about After School program and Senior Center in Indio Hills
FULL DAY LICENSED PRESCHOOL IN LA QUINTA
AUGUST 13, 2015
Manny Marrujo talks about the new Bright Beginning Preschool.
GIRLS INDOOR VOLLEYBALL CLINIC
AUGUST 6, 2015
Noelle Furon talks Music programs and Girls Volleyball in Indio.
EAST VALLEY SUMMER ACTIVITIES
JULY 30, 2015
Karina Rodriguex talks with Jeff Stahl about activities happening in the Eastern Coachella Valley over the summer.
SUMMER GYMNASTICS CLASSES
JULY 23, 2015
Janet Cook sits down with Bianca Rae to discuss the many Gymnastics classes available over the summer.
CLASSES IN PALM DESERT
JULY 16, 2015
Listen to Chris Baluga discussing our new Hula dance class and more
KARINA RIOS DISCUSSES JR. LIFEGUARD & WATER POLO
JULY 09, 2015
Jr. Lifeguard and Water Polo classes offered to teens
DRD'S INDOOR CAMPS FEATURED ON KMIR
JULY 08, 2015
Janet Zappala of KMIR News reports on how to keep your kids active & safe from the heat
KARINA RODRIGUEZ - LEADERS IN TRAINING
JUNE 18, 2015
Karina Rodriguez discusses how DRD's Leaders in Training program prepares teens for their futures
JUNE 14, 2015
KMIR Operation Splash 2015 Kick-off coverage
JUNE 14, 2015
KESQ Operation Splash 2015 Kick-off coverage
INDIO SUMMER CAMPS & MORE
JUNE 11, 2015
Courtney Galvan discussing the Indio area
MARCH 03, 2015
Manny Marrujo discusses Softball leagues & Safety Fair
FIRST TEE'S FALL PROGRAMS
OCTOBER 2, 2014
The First Tee of the Coachella Valley's Chris Keener sits down with Jeff Stahl to talk about what is happening at the Golf Center this fall.
WEIGHT ROOM AT INDIO CENTER
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
KESQ's Samantha Cortese visits the Indio Community Center's weight room to discuss all that is offered there with Courtney Galvan.
NATIONAL GYMNASTICS DAY
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
The District Gymnastics Academy's Janet Cook sits down with KESQ's Jeff Stahl to talk about the upcoming National Gymnastics Day.
WILL MCMAHON GOING TO TOURNAMENT
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
The First Tee of the Coachella Valley's Will McMahon talks with Jeff Stahl about his upcoming trip to Pebble Beach.
ADULT SPORTS LEAGUES
AUGUST 28, 2014
DRD's Rob Carson talks about upcoming Adult Sports Leagues throughout the Coachella Valley with KESQ's Jeff Stahl.
AUGUST 21, 2014
KESQ's Samantha Cortese talks with Courtney Galvan at the Indio Community Center about the various types of children's programming available.
DRD AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
AUGUST 14, 2014
KESQ's Jeff Stahl talks with Desert Recreation District's April Doria about the many after school programs being offered by DRD.
INDIO COMMUNITY CENTER BASKETBALL
AUGUST 7, 2014
KESQ's Samantha Cortese talks with Desert Recreation District's Courtney Galvan about basketball programs in Indio.
GYMNASTICS IN INDIO
JULY 31, 2014
Samantha Cortese visits the Indio Community Center to learn more about the District Gymnastics Academy from Coach Janet Cook.
PRE-BALLET DANCE CLASS
JULY 24, 2014
KESQ's Samantha Cortese talks with Desert Recreation District's Courtney Galvan about the Pre-Ballet Dance Class.
LA QUINTA BASKETBALL CAMPS
JULY 17, 2014
Janet Cook discusses the District Gymnastics Academy with KESQ's Samantha Cortese at the Indio Community Center.
LA QUINTA SOFTBALL LEAGUES
JULY 3, 2014
Manny Marrujo talks with Samantha Cortese on-location at La Quinta Community Park about La Quinta's popular softball leagues.
FITNESS ON DEMAND
JUNE 26, 2014
Desert Recreation District's Courtney Galvan talks with KESQ's Samantha Courtese about Indio Community Center's Fitness On Demand.
INDIO GRAND RE-OPENING
JUNE 29, 2014
KESQ reports on the Indio Community Center's re-opening after a renovation that saw new equipment and new features to the building.
KESQ Story on DRD's Wheelchair Basketball
JUNE 29, 2014
KESQ News Channel 3 reports on DRD's and Incight's successful Wheelchair Basketball at the Palm Desert Community Center
NATIONAL GYMNASTICS DAY
SEPTEMBER 20, 2014
KMIR 6 reports from the Indio Community Center about National Gymnastics Day and all the festivities taking place.
DOLPHIN TALE 2 TICKET GIVEAWAY
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
DRD has teamed up with KMIR 6's "Manny the Movie Guy" to promote "Dolphin Tale 2" by hosting a FREE ticket giveaway at the Indio Community Center.
FITNESS ON DEMAND
AUGUST 13, 2014
KMIR 6 talks to DRD Staff and guests at the Indio Community Center about the brand-new Fitness on Demand workout system.
WATER SAFETY TIPS
AUGUST 11, 2014
DRD's Marcos Perez is featured on KMIR 6 segment about being safe around the pool.
2014 OPERATION SPLASH KICK-OFF
JUNE 14, 2014
KMIR 6 (NBC) covers the Operation Splash Kick-Off Event at Bagdouma Pool in Coachella.
2014 PALM DESERT SENIOR GAMES
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
KMIR 6 (NBC) interviews a senior table tennis player during the 2014 Palm Desert Senior Games' Opening Day.
DRD WINTER ACTIVITIES
DECEMBER 3, 2013
Community Services Coordintaor Courtney Galvan talks with KPSP's Patrick Evans about DRD's upcoming winter activities.