News from the Desert Recreation District
Indio, CA: As more and more people are being confined to their homes, Desert Recreation District (District) has over 75 online resources for children and adults, ranging from education and arts & crafts to health & fitness activities, exercises to keep one’s mind sharp, virtual museum tours and more. All of these resources can be accessed at MyRecreationDistrict.com – just scroll down to find the DESERT RECREATION DISTRICT ONLINE RECREATION AND RESOURCE CENTER.
“We recognize the importance of being able to stay active when at home, and since many cannot go the gym, we wanted to bring the gym to them” said General Manager Kevin Kalman. “We are also working with local services to help facilitate additional food distributions and other services for the community” Kalman went on to say. Desert Recreation District will post on their Facebook page and website as additional community services are made available to the public.
Another important issue is for people to respect the signs regarding temporary closures at parks, playgrounds, ball fields and other public spaces. While many amenities at the park may be closed, open grass areas at parks may remain open. The District reminds people to keep the social distancing space of six feet and follow other recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). A summary of recommendations for following these guidelines when visiting open public spaces can also be found at MyRecreationDistrict.com. Please note local municipalities may have different closures.
About Desert Recreation District
Desert Recreation District (DRD) is the largest park and recreation district in California, covering over 1,800 square miles and serving more than 385,000 residents throughout the greater Coachella Valley. DRD manages, maintains and assists in maintaining over 30 parks and recreation facilities; creates and delivers quality programs, services and classes; and, facilitates leisure opportunities through partnerships – this community collaborative approach allows us to provide barrier-free and safe recreational activities. DRD strives to ensure the public receives personal benefits such as physical fitness, relaxation and revitalization; social benefits in the form of stronger and healthier families and enriching the lives for persons with disabilities, and economic benefits through more productive and healthier citizens and increased tourism.