Friday, May 30, 2014

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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
Artists' Open Studio Tour
Calling all La Quinta artists. The La Quinta Museum will host another Artists' Open Studio Tour on Sunday, December 7 and would like to include more artists' studios. 

If you live in La Quinta and would like to offer your studio for the tour please call the Museum to get details at (760) 777-7170.
La Quinta Library
78275 Calle Tampico
(760) 564-4767
Library Hours
Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-4pm
The La Quinta Public Library offers FREE programs for the whole family. The Library offers weekly story times, classes, educational series, and special programs such as entertainment and movies. Please visit the Library for a list of programs.

Summer Reading Program
Registration begins June 8

Summer at the La Quinta Library will be filled with lots of fun activities that go along with the "Paws to Read" animal themed program. Children, teens, and adults will be able to register for the Reading Rewards Program and earn free gifts. Reading Rewards are from June 8 to August 23 so no need to rush for registration.
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 
June 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 here to view our June classes, swim programs, and much more. Pick-up the June issue of The Gem at the La Quinta Chamber of Commerce or inside City Hall.

Register for classes at
Fritz Burns Pool
The Fritz Burns Pool offers a variety of classes, programs, and special events for children and adults of all ages. Here are some of the pool programs:
  • Recreation Swim opens June 14
  • Click here for the Fritz Burns Pool Summer 2014 Catalog
  • YMCA aquatics staff will be on-site at Fritz Burns Pool from 9:00 1:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday until the pool opens on June 14 to accept summer swim lesson registrations.
  • Family YMCA of the Desert is currently accepting reservations for pool party rentals at Fritz Burns Pool. The pool is a popular venue this time of year for end-of-school parties, birthday parties, and church events. Contact Family YMCA of the Desert for more information on rental fees and availability.                          
For more information on summer aquatic programs, please call the Family YMCA of the Desert at (760) 341-9622 or visit
Disc Golf Tournament "Under the Stars"
Grab your discs and join us for some high flying disc action. All ages and experience are welcome - there will be a division for everybody.  Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each division (advanced, novice, youth).
Date:  Saturday, May 31
Time: 6 PM
Cost:   $10 per player
Location:  La Quinta Park  MAP
(Corner of Blackhawk Way and Adams)
2014 Summer Golf Tour
The La Quinta Summer Golf Tour is back. This 13 week golf program allows participants to play the finest courses in the Coachella Valley. Course favorites such as Escena Golf Club, Classic Club, Indian Wells Country Club, and Desert Willow are some of the courses being offered this year. Tour participants may pick and choose which courses they would like to play. Players may choose to play in either single or team divisions. You do not have to be a La Quinta resident to join the tour. Registration is now open.
May 31 - Escena Golf Club, $50
June 7 - Golf Club at Terra Lago, South Course, $40
June 14 - Indian Canyons, South Course, $45
June 21 - Tahquitz Creek, Resort Course, $35
June 28 - Heritage Palms Golf Club, $30

ALL courses are a 7:30am shotgun start! 
For a complete list of courses please click Summer Golf Tour Courses.
Location:  Premier golf courses throughout the Coachella Valley
Date:        Saturday, May 31 - Saturday, August 23, 2014
Age:         All ages welcome!
Cost:        $69 Enrollment fee plus weekly course green fees 

To register please visit
For more information please call (760) 777-7090.

Friday Night Lights Flag Football
Desert Sands Friday Night Lights flag football is currently accepting registration for their Fall 2014 season. This league is for boys and girls of all different skill levels who are in grades K - 8.The format is 6 v 6 passing league with very little contact, if any. Ideally, teams will have no more than 8 players per team. Players play a minimum of 3 out of 4 quarters.

League online registration is now open for the Fall season with practices beginning in August and games beginning in September. For more information or to register please visit

The Center
Construction on the La Quinta Community Health and Wellness project has begun. The facility will be partially closed off to the public while we prepare for the new addition. The Center will remain open Monday through Friday 8am to pm.

The driveway entrance off of Avenida La Fonda will be closed. Signage is posted showing the public where to enter the parking lot off of Main Street.

New Amenities coming Early 2015: 
  • State of the Art Fitness Center
  • 5,990 extra square feet
  • Aerobic Room
  • Outside Patio Area                                            
To review the LQ Active Newsletter please click here. Program information is also available online at 
La Quinta Community Services Department
78495 Calle Tampico 
La Quinta, CA 92253 
(760) 777-7090   |