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Desert Recreation District Now Open

Desert Recreation District (DRD) is now open! On Thursday, April 15, 2021, DRD opened its doors once again for indoor workouts, classes, camps, and other events in Indio and at its other locations. Due to COVID-19, DRD has made many modifications to ensure public health and adhere to county guidelines. They will continue to monitor information published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Riverside County Department of Public Health, and follow state of California guidelines including orders that are issued by Governor Gavin Newsom. In addition to wearing masks and staying 6 feet apart, DRD will also maintain rigorous disinfecting and enhanced cleaning protocols, ask anyone who is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or who has been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 to stay home, and encouraging frequent hand washing.

As Desert Recreation District keeps the well-being of all staff and guests, volunteers and anyone who uses their facilities as their top priority, they are balancing these health concerns with recognizing that physical exercise and social interaction are also important aspects of the daily lives of Coachella Valley residents. DRD is the largest park and recreation district in California, covering over 1,800 square miles and serving more than 380,000 residents throughout the greater Coachella Valley!

The Summer 2021 Activity & Program Guides have also been mailed to all residents within the DRD service area, and guests are always welcome to visit, call 760-347-3484 or pick up a local Activities Guide at any DRD Community Center. Locations include Palm Desert, Thousand Palms, Bermuda Dunes, La Quinta, Indio, Indio Hills, Coachella, Mecca, Thermal, or North Shore.

The Activity & Program guide can also be downloaded at from their website!