Monday, April 29, 2013

Some Great Updates for La Quinta. Summer is coming, but there is still plenty to do!

Parks Make Life Better!
This is the message we want to share with our residents. You will see this message on our promotional materials. We would like to hear from you on how Parks and Recreation makes life better for you and your family. Click here and tell us.
NEW Recreation Summer Mailer
 Summer Mailer
The Recreation Summer Mailer will be coming to your La Quinta mail box soon. The guide is packed with classes, events, excursions, Summer Golf Tour, Aquatics programs, and much more from May through September 2013.

Disc Golf Tournament  
Grab your discs and join us for some high flying night action. The City of La Quinta and Helix Disc Golf have teamed up to host another exciting tournament of disc golf at the beautiful Civic Center Campus. All ages and experience are welcome - there will be a division for everybody.
Registration to be taken onsite the day of the event.
Date:Saturday, May 4
Location:Civic Center Campus
Ages:All ages and experience are welcome!


2nd Annual Y Tri 
Children ages 5 to 8 will have the opportunity to swim, bike, and run in the park. Bring a swim suit, a bike in good working order, a helmet, running shoes, and a bunch of enthusiasm!
Pre-registration is now being accepted by the Family YMCA of the Desert in Palm Desert. The first 60 participants to pre-register will receive a commemorative youth-medium t-shirt and helmet at the event!

Date:Saturday, May 11
Cost:$10 per participant
Location:Fritz Burns Park
Family YMCA of the Desert
43930 San Pablo Avenue in Palm Desert
(760) 314-9622 or


Fritz Burns Pool
The Fritz Burns Park Pool offers a variety of classes, programs, and special events for children and adults of all ages. Here are some of the pool programs:
  • Early season Water Aerobics and Swim Lessons begin May 13
  • Recreation Swim opens June 10
  • Fritz Burns Pool Summer Catalog 
  • Concessions - a selection of food and beverage items are available for sale at the pool office counter
  • Movie Nights at the Pool - June 21: The Pirates; July 19: Finding Nemo; August 16: Dolphin Tale 

For more info on summer aquatic programs, please call the 
Family YMCA of the Desert at (760) 341-9622.

Residents, visitors, and businesses are reporting graffiti, potholes, animal control issues, traffic signal trouble, and more via the City's new GORequest app for smart phones. Reporting is fast and easy! Just scan and download the GORequest app via the QR code above or go to the iTunes or Play Store (for iPhones and Androids). Then select an issue, take a picture, and tap "submit." The GPS and camera features on smart phones will provide the City a picture and location of the issue. The request will automatically be sent to the right staff member to ensure the problem is resolved quickly. A tracking number will be issued to provide the status of the service request.
GORequest can also be accessed via the City's website,
Senior Center Happenings...
Happy Seniors
LQ Active Newsletter

Do you want to know about what is happening at the La Quinta Senior Center? Take a look at the LQ Active newsletter. 


In This Edition
Summer Mailer
Summer Golf Tour
Disc Golf Tournament
2nd Annual Y Tri
Fritz Burns Pool
Senior Center Happenings
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La Quinta Museum
77-885 Avenida Montezuma
(760) 777-7170
The Mysteriously Enchanting Salton Sea
January 18 - May 4
An exhibit of the attraction inthe '50s and '60s for boating, water skiing, fishing, camping, hiking, and bird watching.  Bing Crosby, Sonny Bono, the Beach Boys, Jerry Lewis, the MarxBrothers, and other celebrities flocked to the sea along with PresidentEisenhower who tried out the new Salton City golf course.  View photographs and interview excerpts of current Salton Sea residentsand visitors from Christina Lange's new book Portraitsand Voices of the SaltonSea.

Life in La Quinta and Early California
Ongoing Exhibit

Become familiar with the local history of the Cahuilla Indians, native desert animals and the first resorts. Experience pioneer life in early California with artifacts, dioramas and hands on activities! Learn the language of Morse code and send messages back and forth with your friends using our working telegraph system housed in a mock telegraph office and railroad depot! Imagine the journey westward to California with our 25 foot covered wagon scene.
La Quinta Library  
78-275 Calle Tampico
(760) 564-4767
Movie Time @ Your Library
Come and enjoy a free popcorn, a good comedy, and family movie on Mother's Day. The Library presents "Freaky Friday" staring Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, and Mark Harmon.

Sunday, May 12
1pm - FREE!
Did you know...

You can use WebTrac to register for most programs, classes and excursions that the Community Services Department offers. WebTracis available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.  

Register Early... 
Programs often cancel because the minimum enrollment requirements were not met.  Waiting until the last minute to register is usually too late, so please register early.

Having an event? 
We have facilities and parks available for private rentals. Meeting spaces include the La Quinta Museum and La Quinta Library. For larger social events and parties the La Quinta Senior Center, Civic Center Campus, La Quinta Park and Fritz Burns Park are available. Please call (760) 777-7090 for more information.

La Quinta Community Services Department 
78495 Calle Tampico 
La Quinta, CA 92253 

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