Desert Recreation DistrictThe Desert Recreation District founded The First Tee of the Coachella Valley chapter in January 2008. Covering over 1,800 square miles, the Desert Recreation District (DRD) provides recreational services to more than 380,000 residents throughout the Greater Coachella Valley. The organization works with municipalities in a collective effort to assure equitable service delivery to every community regardless of economic means. The District boundary has expanded in recent years to provide barrier-free, safe service to more unincorporated areas of the Coachella Valley and municipalities not previously served.
DRD is responsible for over 30 recreational facilities that include community and fitness centers, sports fields, swimming pools, a golf course and driving range, and various parks and open spaces. In addition, DRD creates and delivers quality programs, services and classes; and, facilitates leisure opportunities through partnerships that encourage residents to engage in healthy lifestyles and wellness activities. In the past year we have offered over 2,800 classes and programs, and more than 200 special events.