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Our Impact

Your support makes an impact every day in our communities! Donations to the Desert Recreation Foundation helps purchase of land and equipment, provides for our Adaptive/Therapeutic program, and engages all community members by providing financial assistance for those who most need it.

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Oasis Del Desierto (Oasis of the Desert)
88-775 Avenue 76, Thermal 
This first phase of the park includes a playground area, soccer field, sport court, exercise equipment and youth and community programming. Check out the video to learn more.



Your donation helps provide reduced program and activity fees for residents who can not afford to participate. Our goal is for no child or adult to be left out of recreational, sports, and after school activities due to limited income.

Thank you to our partner Kaiser Permanente!
To promote water safety and encourage exercise, Kaiser Permanente partners with Desert Recreation District to offer Operation Splash, which provides free swim lessons for low-income youth and adults.

Kaiser Permanente logo "Operation Splash"



Our Adaptive/Therapeutic Sports and Recreation Program serves those with disabilities and can have significant rehabilitative and physical influences. Improving mobility, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, achieving greater independence, and the satisfaction that comes with accomplishing a goal. Watch the video to learn more!