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Drd wins 2017 Innovative program of the year from CSDA

october 17, 2017

Desert Recreation District's Adaptive/Therapeutic programming wins the 2017 Innovative Program of the Year award from the California Special Districts Association.

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USDA selects ready, set, swim! Coachella valley as california success story

october 10, 2017

The United States Department of Agriculture has selected Ready, Set, Swim! Coachella Valley as a featured Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) "Success Story".

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LOCAL TEEN TIES FOR 2ND PLACE IN PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP IN PEBBLE BEACH 

SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

Dana Condon from The First Tee of the Coachella Valley, with pro partner Jerry Kelly, finish 19 under to tie for second place.

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WATCH LOCAL TEENS COMPETE IN pga tOUR CHAMPIONSHIP IN PEBBLE BEACH

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Local teens Dana Condon and Madison Rincon were selected to compete in the 2017 PURE PGA Championship Tour in Pebble Beach and you can watch the action on the Golf Channel.

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LOCAL TEENS SELECTED TO PLAY IN PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS EVENT

JULY 19, 2017

Two Coachella Valley teens have been selected to play in the  Official PGA Tour Champions Event in Pebble Beach in September 2017.

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SUMMER FUN, SUMMER MOVIES, SUMMER TIME WITH drd

JUNE 27, 2017

From Summer camps, movies, poolside events and more, we have plenty to keep kids (and families) busy this summer!

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LOCAL TEENS SELECTED TO ATTEND THE FIRST TEE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

JUNE 7, 2017

Two Coachella Valley teens are going to The First Tee academies this summer.

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DRD'S KEVIN KALMAN WINS OUTSTANDING GENERAL MANAGER 2017

JUNE 1, 2017

Desert Recreation District is pleased to announce that the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts (CARPD) has awarded its Outstanding General Manager of the Year 2017 recognition to Kevin Kalman.

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LPGA CO-FOUNDER HELPS RAISE FUNDS FOR TFTCV

MAY 9, 2017

LPGA co-founder Shirley Spork hosted her second annual pro-am golf tournament in April, and she donated $15,000 in funds raised to The First Tee of the Coachella Valley.

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THE FIRST TEE COACHELLA VALLEY RECEIVES CV SPOTLIGHT GRANT

APRIL 28, 2017

The First Tee of the Coachella Valley receives $25,000 grant from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation to help share The First Tee teachings of nine core values, taught through the game of golf, to children in the Coachella Valley. 

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SPRINGTIME FUN ABOUNDS WITH DRD!

APRIL 4, 2017

Easter-egg hunts, spring camps, British soccer camp and more!  There is TONS to do this Spring and we are here to offer your kids plenty of options for having fun and staying safe.

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OPERATION SPLASH OFFERS FREE SWIM LESSONS

march 29, 2017

For the 10th year, Kaiser Permanente and Desert Recreation District have partnered to bring children in the Coachella Valley a chance to get swim lessons at no cost.

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THE FIRST TEE COACHELLA VALLEY HOSTS 7TH ANNUAL INVITATIONAL

march 8, 2017

The First Tee of the Coachella Valley is holding their 7th Annual Golf Invitational to help raise funds for their children's programming.

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THE FIRST TEE RECEIVES GRANT FROM PGA TOUR SUPERSTORE

FEBRUARY 1, 2017

The First Tee of the Coachella Valley received a $12,500 grant from PGA Tour Superstore to help bring life skills, as well as the game of golf to kids throughout the Coachella Valley.

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WINTER FUN FROM drd

NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Bring your camera and capture the memories at Candy Cane Lane or at a Holiday Potluck - check out all the holiday fun

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the first tee c.v. receives grant from walmart

october 26, 2016

The First Tee of the Coachella Valley is pleased to announce it has received a $2,000 grant through the Walmart Foundation Community Grants Program.

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REgistration opens october 1st for 2017 PD Senior Games

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

The first Senior Games of each year begins with the Palm Desert Senior Games in February.  

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OASIS SOCCER PARK GRAND OPENING SLATED FOR SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

AUGUST 15, 2016

A long-awaited Community Park is coming to Oasis, and the first phase, which opens in early September 2016,  includes a soccer field.

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 SHIRLEY SPORK PRESENTS CHECK TO LPGA-GIRLS GOLF PROGRAM

JULY 21, 2016

A cofounder of the LPGA Tour for Professional Ladie's golfers presents check.

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OPERATION SPLASH OFFERS FREE SWIM LESSON SCHOLARSHIPS

MARCH 30, 2016

Thanks to a grant from Kaiser Permanente, DRD is offering free swim lesson scholarships for the 9th consecutive year.

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6th annual the first tee invitational golf tournament

March 15, 2016

This year's tournment will be held on April 22, 2016 at the beautiful Desert Island Golf & Country Club...

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indio breaks a sweat at fitness event

march 12, 2016

Designed to attract people outside where they could engage in physical activities is one of DRD and the city's goals.

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DRD OPENS NEW FITNESS CENTER IN NORTH SHORE

FEBRUARY 24, 2016

New fitness center serving North Shore is complete and ready to open.

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WINTER HOLIDAY FUN WITH DESERT RECREATION DISTRICT

November 30, 2015

Enjoy a variety of events this holiday season with Desert Recreation District.

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PALM DESERT SENIOR GAMES REGISTRATION OPEN

nOVEMBER 10, 2015

All Active Seniors who would like to compete in the 2016 Palm Deser Sernior Games & International Sports Festival can register now..

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BRIGHT BEGINNING PRESCHOOL RIBBON CUTTING

NOVEMBER 5, 2015

Celebrate our Bright Beginning Full-day preschool with a Ribbon Cutting and tour the school

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HUERTA DE MECCA PARK DEDICATION

OCTOBER 28, 2015

Join us as we dedicate the Huerta de Mecca park in memory of Danny Martinez.

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HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULARS & FALL EVENTS

OCTOBER 14, 2015

Ready for some Fall Fun? Then we have just the events for you!  Desert Recreation District will host a ‘spook-tacular’ list of family events to help kick-off the season.

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LOCAL FIRST TEE CHAPTER HOLDS GOLF CLINIC FOR YOUTH FROM BRAILLE INSTITUTE RANCHO MIRAGE

SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

The First Tee of the Coachella Valley is holding a golf clinic for juniors with limited to no vision on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 9 to 11 a.m. The clinic will consist of four rotations that include chipping, putting, pitching, and full swing practice.

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WOLFF WATERS BRIGHT BEGINNING PRESCHOOL

NOW ENROLLING STUDENTs

AUGUST 19, 2015

The Desert Recreation District (DRD) announces the opening of our new Bright Beginning Preschool at the Wolff Waters complex in La Quinta

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GET YOUR FUN ON ALL SUMMER LONG WITH DESERT RECREATION DISTRICT

JUNE 08, 2015

The Desert Recreation District (DRD) is inviting residents and visitors to Get Your Fun On this summer. Recreational events are planned throughout the Coachella Valley to celebrate summer and beat the heat.

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Operation Splash 2015 Calendar Reminder

JUNE 03, 2015

Free Swimming Lessons and Jr. Lifeguard Training for Local Residents (application required). 

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Operation Splash Swim Scholarships Available

MAY 11, 2015

Indio, CA (May 11, 2015) – For the eighth consecutive year, residents in the Coachella Valley can enjoy the benefits of free swim lessons thanks to a $49,500 grant that the Desert Recreation District will receive from Kaiser Permanente.  Scholarships for swim lessons and Jr. Lifeguard Programs will be awarded to local residents from ages 4 to 14 as part of Kaiser Permanente’s Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) program.

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DESERT RECREATION DISTRICT WATER CONSERVATION EFFORTS RETURNS RESULTS

MAY 6, 2015

Indio, CA (May 6, 2015) – When the Desert Recreation District (DRD) rolled out their water conservation plan in 2012, they were trying to proactively approach concerns about excessive and unnecessary water use.  Today, the plan is working.  Over the last two years, DRD’s water consumption has been reduced by 21%.  That is no small feat given that DRD maintains and oversees ten Community Centers, three Community Swimming Pools, over twenty  parks and a 9-hole municipal golf course in the Coachella Valley. 

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tHE FIRST TEE NAMES PROGRAM DIRECTOR

MAY 5, 2015

Indio, CA (May 5, 2015) – The First Tee of the Coachella Valley has promoted Dustin Smith to Program Director.  The First Tee of the Coachella Valley is a chapter of The First Tee offered as part of golf programming by the Desert Recreation District at the Golf Center at Palm Desert. The First Tee provides young people with learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. Mr. Smith will lead all planning and development for program in accordance with The First Tee Life Skills and Golf Experience.  In addition, he will oversee and further develop the Volunteer program. 

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team member recruitment fair

APRIL 29, 2015

Indio, CA (April 29, 2015) – The Desert Recreation District (DRD) is recruiting for Recreation Leaders and Coordinators, Instructors and positions in the Aquatics Department. The Employment Recruitment Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 9 a.m. – Noon with a later session from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

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Palm DESERT COMMUNITY CENTER TO INTRODUCE WRESTLING,
TAI CHI CLASSES

APRIL 28, 2015

Palm Desert, CA (April 28, 2015) – The Desert Recreation District (DRD) is expanding its Palm Desert Community Center programs to include youth Wrestling classes and Tai Chi classes for active adults. Both classes will take place in the community center located at 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA.

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Community Input Solicited for Pawley Pool Renovation

APRIL 10, 2015

Indio, CA (April 10, 2015) – The Desert Recreation District (DRD) is hosting an Indio Community Meeting to solicit input and feedback for the renovation of the Pawley Pool Family Aquatic Complex. The Community Meeting will be held at the Indio Community Center located at 45-871 Clinton Street, Indio, CA. Residents can chose from two sessions: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 and Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

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Desert Recreation District Recruiting

April 6, 2015

Indio, CA (April 6, 2015) – Recreation staff and instructors are being recruited by the Desert Recreation District (DRD) for open positions and class instructor needs throughout the Coachella Valley. DRD is looking for high energy team members who love working with people and have a passion for fitness.

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East Valley Celebrates Spring with Eggstravaganzas

MARCH 24, 2015

Indio, CA (March 24, 2015) – The Desert Recreation District has Eggstravaganzas planned in Indio, Mecca and Coachella to celebrate Spring. Children under 13 years of age are encouraged to grab an Easter Basket and head to an Eggstravaganza where they can participate in fun activities like face painting, potato sack races, hula-hoop contests and more.

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Enjoy Springtime Fun & Camps with Desert Recreation District

march 19, 2015

Indio, CA (March 19, 2015) – Get Your Fun On This Spring with the Desert Recreation District (DRD). Events are planned throughout the Coachella Valley to celebrate Spring.

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5TH ANNUAL INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES FUNDS FOR
FIRST TEE OF THE COACHELLA VALLEY

FEBRUARY 19, 2015

Indio, California (February 18, 2015) – Registration is ongoing for the 5th Annual First Tee Invitational Golf Tournament. The tournament takes place on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the beautiful Classic Club in Palm Desert, California.

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RIBBON CUTTING FOR SENIOR GAMES ON FEBRUARY 12TH

FEBRUARY 19, 2015

Indio, CA (January 22, 2015) – The 15th Annual Palm Desert Senior Games are scheduling to begin on Thursday, February 12th in Palm Desert. Each year over 1,000 athletes from as many as 27 states and 14 countries participate in 11 sporting events throughout the four day event being held February 12 – 15, 2015.

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Holiday Activities at Desert Recreation District

JANUARY 21, 2015

Indio, CA (December 2, 2014) – From Movies to Santa’s Hotline and Winter Camp, the Desert Recreation District (DRD) is offering all kinds of winter fun!  DRD is “The Recreation Resource” in the Coachella Valley.

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Tim Skogen Named Executive Director of
The First Tee of the Coachella Valley

JANUARY 21, 2015

Indio, CA (December 3, 2014) – The Desert Recreation District (DRD) has named hospitality and golf veteran, Tim Skogen, as Executive Director of The First Tee of the Coachella Valley.  Mr. Skogen will be responsible for The First Tee program and The Golf Center at Palm Desert, two key programs offered by the Desert Recreation District.

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Desert Recreation District Awarded
Transparency Award of Excellence

JANUARY 21, 2015

Indio, CA (November 5, 2014) – The Desert Recreation District (DRD) has been awarded the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF).  This award recognizes the outstanding efforts of DRD in promoting transparency and good governance.

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DESERT RECREATION DISTRICT HALLOWEEN EVENTS

OCTOBER 14, 2014

The Desert Recreation District has a full schedule this October with many different Halloween-themed events planned throughout the Coachella Valley.

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Desert Recreation District Recruitment Fair

September 16, 2014

Desert Recreation District is seeking qualified indivduals to be Recreation Leaders in our facilities and in some of our programs, and we are holding a recruitment fair on September 30, 2014 to find those people.

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National Gymnastics Day

September 15, 2014

The District Gymnastics Academy at the Indio Community Center will join other gymnastics programs around the country to celebrate National Gymnastics Day on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

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East Valley Fun

September 8, 2014

Fun with Desert Recreation District in the Eastern Coachella Valley is not hard to find with activities like a Royal Princess Party in Indio, Back-to-School Night in North Shore, and brand new Adult Sports Leagues in Coachella.

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North Shore Community Night

September 5, 2014

Celebrate the beginning of a new school year by joining us at the North Shore Beach & Yacht Club at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 12 for activities, raffles, and a FREE showing of "Rio 2".

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First Tee Golfer to Play With The Pros at Pebble Beach

August 21, 2014

The First Tee of the Coachella Valley participant Will McMahon has been chosen to play with the pros at the upcoming 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

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Indio Community Center Grand Re-Opening - Calendar Reminder

June 25, 2014

The Indio Community Center is scheduled to have its Grand Re-Opening this coming Friday, June 27, 2014 starting at 6 a.m. A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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Indio Community Center Grand Re-Opening

June 19, 2014

The renovation at the Indio Community Center is finished, and the Desert Recreation District is a hosting a day of free events on Friday, June 27, 2014 to show off all the work that has been done.

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Operation Splash Kick-Off Location Change

June 14, 2014

The 2014 Operation Splash Kick-Off at Pawley Pool Family Aquatic Complex has been moved to Bagdouma Pool in Coachella.

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First Tee Palm Springs Power Event

June 13, 2014

The First Tee is partnering with the Palm Springs Power to help raise funds for the First Tee of the Coachella Valley at this fun family event.

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2014 Operation Splash Kick-Off

May 27, 2014

The Kick-Off for the 2014 Operation Splash Program is being held on Saturday, June 14 at the Pawley Pool Family Aquatic Complex from 9 a.m. until Noon.

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Instructor Recruitment Fair This Weekend

May 14, 2014

DRD's Instructor Recruitment Fair is happening this Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Palm Desert Community Center. All instructors are welcome to attend and pitch their programs.

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Operation Splash Applications Still Being Accepted

April 29, 2014

Applications for the 2014 Operation Splash Program are still being accepted at all Desert Recreation District facilities and Administration Office.

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Instructor Recruitment Fair

April 23, 2014

Desert Recreation District is holding a recruitment fair looking for instructors of all skills to offer new classes at locations all over the Coachella Valley.

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DRD Spring Events

April 7, 2014

Desert Recreation has fantastic Spring events planned for all ages across the Coachella Valley in the coming weeks, and more is planned for after Spring.

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Operation Splash Scholarships Available

March 26, 2014

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Operation Splash Program sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, and residents in the East Valley are encouraged to apply.

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Indio Renovation Update

March 7, 2014

The Indio Community Center's Renovation is coming along, and the Center will need to close from March 10 to March 16 to install new flooring.

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Pet Sterilization Event in Mecca

March 5, 2014

The Desert Recreation District is partnering with local agencies to provide FREE pet sterilization and other animal services for residents in the East Valley.

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First Tee Golf Tournament on February 15, 2014

February 7, 2014

The Bermuda Dunes Country Club will be full of golfers helping to raise money for The First Tee of the Coachella Valley on February 15, 2014.

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2014 Palm Desert Senior Games Reminder

February 4, 2014

Athletes from across North America will come to Palm Desert beginning Thursday to participate in the 14th Annual Palm Desert Senior Games & International Sports Festival

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2014 Palm Desert Senior Games & International Sports Festival

January 28, 2014

The 14th Annual Palm Desert Senior Games & International Sports Festival is happening next week, and local residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and cheer on the athletes.

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First Tee Invitational Golf Tournament Reminder

January 15, 2014

Registrations for the 4th Annual First Tee of the Coachella Valley Invitational Golf Tournament are still being accepted for the February 15, 2014 Tournament.

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1st Annual Putting Tournament at Marrakesh Country Club

December 10, 2013

The 1st Annual Golf & Putting Tournament at the Marrakesh Country Club benefitting The First Tee of the Coachella Vally will be held this Saturday, December 14, 2013.

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First Tee of the Coachella Valley Golf Tournament

December 6, 2013

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual First Tee of the Coachella Valley Invitational Golf Tournament taking place February 15, 2014 at the Bermuda Dunes Country Club.

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2014 Palm Desert Senior Games Registration Now Open

December 5, 2013

Registration for the Palm Desert Senior Games & International Sports Festival is now open.  Athletes from all over the United States and Canade will be competing in the Games February 6 - 9, 2014.

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Winter Fun With Desert Recreation District

November 25, 2013

Desert Recreation District has many opportunities for fun around the Coachella Valley this winter and holiday season, and a chance to make a difference in the lives of families in need.

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Operation Splash Kick-Off

June 6, 2013

Kaiser Permanente will present a ceremonial $50,000 Check to the Desert Recreation District on Saturday, June 15 at Pawley Pool Family Aquatic Complex.

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Bagdouma Park Expansion Ribbon Cutting

June 5, 2013

Desert Recreation District joined Coachella City Leaders and Residents to cut the ceremonial ribbon for the Bagdouma Park Expansion in Coachella.

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DRD to Run Desert Hot Springs Pool

June 3, 2013

Desert Recreation District will enter into a partnership to run the John H. Furbee Aquatics Center for the summer of 2013.  A soft opening will take place on Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m. for a ribbon cutting ceremony and free open swim.

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Summer Fun With Desert Recreation District

May 28, 2013

Residents can stay fit and healthy AND beat the heat this summer thanks to the Desert Recreation District.  The Desert Recreation District (DRD) is “The Recreation Resource” in the Coachella Valley.  

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Operation Splash Applications still being accepted

May 22, 2013

Desert Recreation District is still accepting applications for the 2013 Operation Splash Program being offered through a $50,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente.

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2013 Operation Splash Applications Now Being Accepted

May 8, 2013

Kaiser Permanente has once again generously donated $50,000 to Desert Recreation District, and applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Operation Splash Program.

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Cecilia Foulkes Plaque Dedication

April 25, 2013

Desert Recreation District gathered local leaders at Mecca Community Park to dedicate the newly re-done softball fields in Cecilia Foulkes' honor.

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Coachella Recreation Fair Press Release

February 26, 2013

A partnership between the City of Coachella and The Desert Recreation District will be celebrated at a Recreation Fair in Bagdouma Park on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

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Coachella Recreation Fair Calendar Announcement

February 23, 2013

A recreation fair will be held Saturday, February 23 to kick-off new programming at Bagdouma Park Community Center.  

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Coachella Valley Civic Leaders Honored

January 29, 2013

A ceremony was held at La Quinta Community Park honoring Coachella Valley Civic Leaders and their contributions to their communities who had passed away over the past year.

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7th Annual La Quinta Hot Rod & Custom Car Show

January 23, 2013

The 7th Annual La Quinta Hot Rod & Custom Car Show is happening Sunday, January 27 at the La Quinta Community Park.  This event is sponsored by the La Quinta Chamber of Commerce. 

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