Thursday, January 30, 2014


**NEW** Online Park Rentals
Now you can reserve Fritz Burns or La Quinta Park ONLINE!!!
Please visit and click "search" "facility" "calendar" and select your date and time.

La Quinta Museum
77885 Avenida Montezuma
(760) 777-7170
La Quinta - Then and Now
View our new exhibit, La Quinta - Then and Now. Learn what brought people to La Quinta, how it looked to the first settlers, and what prompted Walter Morgan to build the La Quinta Resort in 1926.
January 23, 2014  through October 31, 2014

First Friday with City Manager, Frank Spevacek
Friday, February 7
5:30 p.m., FREE!

In conjuction with the Museum's newest exhibit, "La Quinta-Then and Now," the City Manager will share his thoughts on the future of our City. 
La Quinta Library
78275 Calle Tampico
(760) 564-4767
It's Your Library
The La Quinta Public Library offers FREE programs for the whole family. Weekly story times, monthly book clubs, and special programs are just a few of the activities you can find at the Library.
Motown Memories
Thursday @ 6:00pm
February 20
Join La Quinta resident and Motown Alumni, Eddie Gilreath for an evening of reflection. A few Motown Alumni are stopping by with Eddie to share their memories and to celebrate Black History Month. Please visit the Library for more information. 
La Quinta Fitness Center
77865 Avenue Montezuma
(760) 564-9921
La Quinta residents can join today for only $50 
  • Spa Like setting
  • Wellness System
  • Smart Key Equipment
  • Fitness Assessments
  • Personal Trainers 
February In La Quinta
La Quinta is a little piece of paradise surrounded by the majestic Santa Rosa mountains offering year-round sunshine, scenic hiking and biking trails, spectacular golf, magnificent views, fabulous shopping and dining venues, and so much more.  
Community Activities
Click on the above photo to view our February classes, events, hikes, and much more. Pick-up the February issue of The Gem at the La Quinta Chamber of Commerce or inside City Hall.

Register for classes at
Featured Programs

North La Quinta Youth Programs
La Quinta High School Dance Room 1006     MAP
79255 Blackhawk Way

This month we are featuring our youth classes in North La Quinta. 

Hip Hop Dance and Cheer
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm - $32
Classes begin the first Tuesday of each month.

Beginners to advanced are welcome to join current La Quinta High School dance coach Amber Hardcastle, as she teaches students competitive hip hop dancing. Students will learn unique expression through movement, music, and dace. Sign-up today to build confidence, burn calories, and have a blast with friends. Class will perform at City events.

Dance, Play, & Pretend
Thursdays, 5:10 - 5:55pm
Classes begin the first Thursday of each month.
Children ages 2 - 5 years old are welcome to join instructor Llora Cassel in exploring their young imagination through dance. Students will learn basic movements and coordination with an emphasis on large motor skills. Classical music interpretation and appreciation will be taught along with imagination, fantasy, and dance. Class will perform at City events.
Beginning Balllet
Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:45pm
Classes begin the first Thursday of each month.

Children ages 5 - 10 years old will learn the beginning positions and steps of ballet with instructor Llora Cassel. This class will provide children with coordination, exercise, and poise, along with music appreciation and interpretation. Class will perform at City events.

Pillars of the Community Application
The City of La Quinta is now accepting applications for Pillars of the Community Award. Do you know someone who has lived in La Quinta for at least 3 years and has made a significant contribution to the City?

Please visit the Community Services department inside City Hall for an application.

Deadline to submit an application is Monday, February 24 by 5 pm. 

Nature Walks and Guided Hikes

Provided by the Stewards of the Fred Wolff Nature Preserve. Join us each month for a unique look at our local environment with special guest leaders and topics.
Nature Walk:
Nature Walks begin at 8AM at the Shade Shelter on the Bear Creek Nature Trail at the corner of Calle Ensenada and Avenida Montezuma in the La Quinta Cove.  MAP
February 8 - Let's Explore! Who and what is here? (Kids Walk)
Guided Hikes:
Join us at the Cove Oasis Parking Lot. All participants should dress appropriately and bring water.  MAP
February 8 - Bear Creek Palms (Strenuous) at 9AM

February 11 - Exploring the Cove (Moderate) at 8AM

February 15 - Explore Boo Hoff's history and his trail at 8AM. 

Hiking with Philip Ferranti
We invite you and your friends to join Author of 140 Great Hikes in and Near Palm Springs, Philip Ferranti on a hike through Mecca Hills. 

Date:  Saturday, February 15 
Time: 9 AM
Cost:   FREE!! 
Location:  Meet and carpool from                            Albertson's Parking Lot 
                 42185 Washington St.
       (2 rows in front of Postal Connection)  MAP
Y Rookies T-Ball
The City of La Quinta has partnered with the YMCA of the Desert to offer a program, designed for the next athlete in the family. Kids between 3 to 5 years old will learn the fundamentals of baseball in a non-competitive environment. Kids will play games and run drills that will build fundamentals for a lifetime of success on and off the field. we also emphasize sportsmanship, fair play, and participation. All participants receive a shirt and award.

Program Information:
  • Age 3-5, $80
  • Season: Saturdays, March 22 - May 24, 2014
  • Registration opens Tuesday, February 18.
Please call the Family YMCA of the Desert at (760) 341-9622 for more information or to register.  

The Center

Looking for a new exercise class for yourself or a Tae Kwon Do class for the little ones, look no further because The Center has programs for you and your family.
Center Information:
  • Ages 18 and up, Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
  • All Ages, Monday - Friday 5  - 9 PM
  • Friendly staff prepared to answer questions  
  • LQ Active Newsletter
Program information is also available online at