Planning for the North Palm Desert Park
The new North Palm Desert regional park is taking shape and we want your feedback on this exceptional development. The City is committed to making this park a dynamic, safe, and enjoyable location for residents and visitors alike.
The City of Palm Desert encourages all community stakeholders to use the QR code on the right to take our survey, which will provide input for this new regional park. You’re also welcome to use the tools on this website to share your ideas, ask questions, and easily connect with City Hall employees.
For information on regional developments in North Palm Desert, please review our Let’s Discuss: North Palm Desert page.
The City of Palm Desert has envisioned the creation of a new regional sports park in North Palm Desert and University District areas. The regional sports park has been preliminarily identified to include new recreational opportunities and activities, for the residents of Palm Desert.
The future North Palm Desert Regional Park will serve to extend the continued investment that the City of Palm Desert is making in the community, through opportunities to facilitate access to parks and open space, satisfying the recreational, active, and passive uses of the residents, and creating spaces that will celebrate the values of our community.
Upcoming Community Open House: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Please join us for the City’s second public engagement on this project. It will be held on Saturday, January 14th at the Palm Desert iHub facility (37023 Cook St Suite 102). Stop by anytime between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.
The Design Team’s representatives will be there to introduce themselves and to listen and document any feedback or input that you may wish to contribute. Some of the specific feedback components that they will be seeking to hear from residents include:
On Saturday, December 3, the City invited the north Palm Desert community to the iHUB for an Open House to help plan new parks in the area. The City’s consultant, Interwest, led the event to listen to community input and answer questions. Technical experts were ready, including a traffic planner, landscape architects, and designers. Over 50 residents attended the event and provided feedback on the project. A second Open House will be held at the iHUB on Saturday, January 14, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Invitation mailers will be sent to all residents north of Frank Sinatra Drive.
Desert Adventures – RED JEEP TOURS – Palm Desert, California
Since 1988, Desert Adventures has provided the most highly regarded outdoor adventures in the Greater Palm Springs area and we are the #1 Outdoor Activity in the California Desert on TripAdvisor! Our tours and events provide an authentic and unique Destination Experience that captures the true essence of the California desert.
Climb aboard one of our signature open-air Big Red Jeeps with removable shade tops for an engaging, entertaining, and educational journey with one of our highly-trained naturalist tour guides.
Red Jeep Tours and Adventures
For your safety and convenience, we offer both public (shared) and private San Andreas Fault Tours. With public tours, your party may be combined with one or more other parties in the same Jeep (up to 7 guests). With private tours, the Jeep is reserved exclusively for your party. The only other person who will be with you is your fully vaccinated guide.
Come see for yourself why Desert Adventures is #1 Outdoor Activity in the California Desert on TripAdvisor!
WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING
We had a great time on this tour. It was very informative and the scenery was beautiful. we loved our guide, Bruce! I would highly recommend Red Jeep T…
We did the San Andreas Fault tour. Our guide Morgan was a fountain of information, not only about the geology and fault line but about history, native…
Nestled at the base of the Indio Hills at the northeastern end of the Coachella Valley, Metate Ranch features over 800-acres of private property, a variety of pristine desert landscapes, and several extraordinary outdoor settings for your Palm Springs area wedding or event.
LOCATION & ACCESSIBILITY: Metate Ranch is located 45-60 minutes northeast of downtown Palm Springs or Desert Hot Springs, 30-45 minutes from Rancho Mirage, and 15-30 minutes from Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta or Indio. Our venues are accessible by Jeep, car, or bus.
FLEXIBILITY & EASE: Our secluded location allows us to be relatively flexible regarding noise and time restrictions, and our passionate and professional Events Team works with you every step of the way, and attends to every detail, to ensure that your event is everything you imagined.
THE PERFECT SOLUTION: Whether you are looking for an intimate and unique place for a special celebration or you are looking for a one-of-a-kind location for a large group event, Metate Ranch provides a safe and memorable location for you to connect and celebrate.
Gather and celebrate at the Enchanted Desert, our most popular and upscale event venue at Metate Ranch. Located on two levels, this stunning location offers a distinctive and private outdoor space superimposed against a magnificent natural desert backdrop of striking canyon walls and native palms.
The upper level features our recreated Cahuilla Indian Village which sits on the archaeological site of the ancient Cahuilla Village of Paltewet. Our Celebration Stage sits beside a sparkling pond with spectacular mountain views and features a beautiful, ornate metal arch, providing an amazing photo spot for any occasion. During your event, guests will have a blast playing a variety of interactive games in our Outdoor Games arcade. The lower level is home to the main event space featuring two stone-inlaid bars, a large circular fire pit, comfortable shaded seating area, catering and buffet areas, restrooms, and more.
The Enchanted Desert is a fantastic location for all sorts of group experiences including:
Corporate Parties and Events
Corporate Retreats, Workshops, or Seminars
Weddings and Receptions
Social Events, Fundraisers, and Celebrations
McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auction Arrives in February
For those who are vintage car enthusiasts or dream of owning one, McCormics Palm Springs Collector Car Auctions will have nearly 600 cars on display February 23-26, 2023, for McCormick 72nd Palm Springs Classic Car Auction, which includes modern classics of the 80s, 90s, and 2000s.
This much-anticipated event will take place at the Palm Springs Convention Center Outdoor Event area. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate. Friday is free all-day admission. Admission for Saturday and Sunday is 15 dollars per day or 25 dollars for both days. A free parking and shuttle map is available at www.classic-carauction.com.
The itinerary for Thursday, February 23, includes vehicle check from 8 am to 5 pm. This is the first day of vehicle check-in, and it is advised that if participants have a Friday car, they should get it checked in on-site this day. Also, on-site bidder registration starts inside the main auction office.
Friday, February 24th, will feature 180 cars crossing the block. Free Champagne Happy Hour will last from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for buyers and sellers. The car auction will be from noon to 8 p.m. at Lots 1 through 180. Vehicle check-in will be from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. for preview. Sellers are instructed to check their vehicles on-site then proceed to the auction office to check in their title and DMV paperwork. It is important to get your vehicle on-site this day as it is a free preview day for the public. The Collector Car Auction starts at noon sharp, with 180 vehicles crossing the block. This day is also free admission for the public.
On Saturday, February 25, the car auction will last from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Lots 181 through 405. Gates open at 8 a.m. for a preview. The auction will start at 10 a.m. sharp. 225 cars will cross the block this day at a rate of approximately 20 per hour. The auction lists show the approximate time each car will cross the block. Sellers are advised to be with their car when it comes to the podium.
On Sunday, February 26th, the car auction will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. in Lots 406 – 580. Gates open at 8 a.m. for a preview. The Sunday Morning Coming Down with free Mimosas and Bloody Marys will take place in the main auction tent Sunday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by 175 cars crossing the block at 10 a.m. sharp.
Auction bidder registration is priced at 30 dollars, which includes admission for the bidder and a guest. Also included is a free Champagne Happy Hour for you and a guest in the main auction tent on Friday from 11 a.m. to noon and bidders are welcome to attend the Sunday Morning Coming Down with free Mimosas and Bloody Marys in the main auction tent Sunday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The auction starts immediately after each event.
McCormick’s 72nd auction will take place on February 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2022. This will be a live, in-person auction. The event will take place in the usual outdoor location on the grounds of The Palm Springs Convention Center. We are operating under all CDC guidelines to protect you and our staff.
Classic car show & auction of Classic, Vintage & Muscle Cars. Prices from just $3000 to over $250,000. General public & dealers welcome.
Friday is FREE, Saturday & Sunday $15 each or $25 for all days. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.
$30 bidder registration. Spectators are also welcome!
For Free Parking & Shuttle map click HERE
FRIDAY, February 25th
FREE Champagne Happy Hour 11 am – 12 noon for buyers & sellers. Auction 12 noon – 8 pm (now expanded to 180 cars) LOTS 1 – 180. Vehicle check-in 8 am – 5 pm. Gates open at 8 am for a preview. Sellers check your vehicle in on-site then proceed to our office to check in your title and DMV paperwork. It is important to get your vehicle on-site this day as it is FREE preview day for the public.
THE AUCTION STARTS AT 12 NOON SHARP WITH 180 VEHICLES CROSSING THE BLOCK. THIS DAY IS ALSO FREE ADMISSION FOR THE PUBLIC.
SATURDAY, February 26th
Auction 10 am – 7 pm, LOTS 181 – 405. Gates open at 8 am for a preview. The auction starts at 10 am sharp. 225 cars will cross the block this day at a rate of approx. 20 per hour. Our auction lists show the approx. time each car will cross the block. If you are a seller please be with your car when it comes on the podium.
SUNDAY, February 27th
Auction 10am – 5pm, LOTS 406 – 580 – Gates open at 8am for preview. ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’ with FREE Mimosas and Bloody Marys in the main auction tent Sunday morning from 9am – 10am FOLLOWED BY 175 CARS CROSSING THE BLOCK AT 10AM SHARP.
Palm Desert News clips for November 15, 2022
Fountain Valley girls’ tennis upsets top-seeded Palm Desert, advances to CIF Division 2 final
The team, clinched the program’s second CIF Southern Section finals appearance in the past three seasons.
A hot start carried Fountain Valley to a 12-6 win over Palm Desert, as the No. 4-ranked Barons dismissed the top seed in a Division 2 semifinal match on Thursday at home. Click here to read the full article
Theater guide Nov. 14-20: ‘Aladdin Jr.,’ ‘Why Can’t Trains Run on Time’ and more
This week in theater includes “Aladdin Jr.,” “Barefoot in the Park,” “Why Can’t Trains Run On Time,” live music and more.
Theater Companies can submit their theater listings — one per form — at bit.ly/TheaterGuideForm to be included in the weekly Theater Guide inside Sunday’s Arts & Culture section. Click here to read the full article
Fervo Announces 20 MW Power Purchase Agreement to Provide 24/7 Carbon-Free Geothermal Electricity to Southern California
HOUSTON, November 10, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Fervo Energy announced the execution of a 20 MW power purchase agreement to provide 24/7 carbon-free geothermal power to a group of nine California-based community choice aggregators (CCAs). The 15-year contract will provide clean energy to households across Southern California.
The offtakers include Desert Community Energy (DCE), Clean Energy Alliance (CEA), and California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice) on behalf of the Town of Apple Valley, the City of Lancaster, the City of Pomona, the City of Pico Rivera, the City of Rancho Mirage, the City of Santa Barbara, and the City of San Jacinto. Click here to read the full article
Lizzo Concert Date Announced For 2023 At Acrisure Arena, Palm Desert
Lizzo, the global sensation and professional flutist will perform at Palm Desert’s Acrisure Arena on June 2, 2023.
Tickets for “The Special 2our,” starring Lizzo with Special Guest Latto,” were set to go on sale Wednesday, according to Ticketmaster.com, the official ticket seller of Acrisure Arena.
This is the second leg of her Special Tour, which will begin in April 2023 in Knoxville, Tenn. Click here to read the full article