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Where the Desert Comes to Play

Offering an ever-growing array of leisure activities for all ages, Cathedral City is rapidly becoming the Valley’s place to play. Family picnics in the park, hikes and jeep rides in the canyons, musical and theater events in Town Square, and sporting action such as bowling, baseball, golf and tennis at numerous sports facilities. Come play in Cathedral City, where there’s fun for everyone!

Recreation & Cultural Services

City and community leaders are coming together to develop new and creative approaches for new programs and activities for its diverse community.

Public art, in multiple facets, enriches a community with the appeal of scale, shape, sight and sound, providing visual and thought-provoking interest among locals and visitors, alike.

A Cathedral City Collection
Art in Public Places


(A project of the Public Arts Commission)

Mountain Cathedrals Sculpture
Median Date Palm Drive, south of Vista Chino
Artist: Michael Paul Thiry
Gift of the artist

Buddy Rogers Sculpture
Town Square - Civic Center
Artist: George Montgomery

Fountain of Life
Town Square - Civic Center
Mosaic tiles and stone sculptures
Artist: Jennifer Johnson
Architect: Reull Young
Provided by Cathedral City Redevelopment Agency

“Hollywood Hero”
Town Square - Civic Center
Bronze Sculpture
Artist: George Montgomery
Gift of the artist

Tile Mosaic Columns
Dinah Shore Bridge - Mid-Valley Parkway
Artists: Students of Agua Caliente Elementary School,





Cathedral City
Provided by S.C.R.A.P. Gallery

Patriot Park at Big League Dreams
Steel Sculpture
Artist: Richard Johnston
Provided by Big League Dreams and the Cathedral City Public Arts Fund

“Friends of the Heart”
Paseo at Civic Center
Limestone Sculpture
Artist: Robert Thornley
Gift of Mr. And Mrs. E. Herman Heimann

“Memorabilia of Lalo Guerrero”
Latino Balladeer and Cathedral City Resident
Anteroom - Council Chamber, Civic Center
Arranged by the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission
A Generous Loan by the Guerrero Family

“Old Firehouse”, Trompe L'oiel Mural
Cathedral Canyon Drive at Commercial Road
Artist: Jerry High
Provided by “Paint the Town Program”

Coca Cola Building, Perez Road
Artist: A Cathedral City High School Student
Student competition sponsored by Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Cathedral City

American Indian Chiefs
City Hall Offices
Photo Collection
Gift of the Marchese Family

Entertainment at the Theater

The Mary Pickford Theatre
36-85 Pickfair Street
(760) 328-7100
This beautiful Santa Barbara Mission-style, 14-screen Cineplex theater provides a vintage experience along with state-of-the-art technology, featuring THX sound. Theatergoers will enjoy seats that rock and a salon which features memorabilia owned by the legendary star and theater namesake, Mary Pickford.

Desert IMAX Theater
68510 East Palm Canyon Drive
(760) 324-7333
Not your ordinary theater, desert IMAX features one giant screen, six stories high and 70 feet wide. Enhanced with crystal-clear digital sound, it is the only large format screen in the area.

Sporting Attractions

Big League Dreams Sports Park
33700 Date Palm Drive (at Dinah Shore)
(760) 324-5600
Play baseball or softball in replicas of Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, Tiger Stadium, Forbes and Wrigley Fields. Additional fields are also available for soccer, rugby, volleyball, flag football and softball leagues and tournaments, as well as concerts and carnivals.

67-700 East Palm Canyon Drive
(760) 770-7522
Enjoy miniature race cars, bumper boats, laser tag, miniature golf, rock wall climbing, batting cages, and go-carts.

Bowling at Palm Springs Lanes
68-051 Ramon Road
(760) 324-8204

Golf Courses

Cathedral Canyon Golf & Tennis Club (Public)
68-311 Paseo Real
(760) 328-6571

Cimarron Golf Resort (Public)
67-603 30th Avenue
(760) 770-3030

Date Palm Country Club (Public)
36-200 Date Palm Drive
(760) 328-6514

Desert Princess Country Club & Resort (Private)
28555 Landau Boulevard
(760) 322-3215

Outdoor Resorts (Private)
69-411 Ramon Road
(760) 328-3841






Special Events

A number of special events, designed to enhance community unity, generate retail sales and boost tourism, are held throughout the year in Cathedral City.

Fountainworks @ Town Square (July 3)
Community-building, family event at Town Square. Features entertainment, vendors, children’s games and water play in the Fountain of Life.
Produced by the City of Cathedral City

El Grito (September)
Celebration of Mexican Independence Day in Town Square. Bands, vendors, Mexican food, and children’s activities.
Produced by the Cathedral City Rotary Club

The Healing Field (November 7 - 12)
A field of flags to pay tribute to the men and women who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq since we went to war.
Produced by the Cathedral City Rotary Club

Fire Department Open House (October)


Tour of Headquarters Fire Station, 32-100 Desert Vista Road, exhibits of apparatus, pancake breakfast, from 8 to 11 a.m.
Produced by Cathedral City Fire Department

Minerva Drive Holiday Spectacular Display of Lights & Decorations (December)
In the Panorama residential area along Minerva Drive
Produced by the Homeowners

Holiday Tree Lighting and Cathedral Festival (December)
Holiday tree lighting, ice carving presentation, choirs, and the arrival of Santa Claus.
Produced by the City of Cathedral City

Other Events

Orion Awards and Installation of Officers (January)
Celebrating Cathedral City’s Business and Community Achievements
Produced by the Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce

Golden Apple Educator Awards (March)
Recognizing excellence in education in the Palm Springs, Desert Sands and Coachella Valley Unified School Districts.
Produced by the Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce

Televised All-Star Games held at Big League Dreams Sports Park (January)

Tour de Palm Springs (February)
Bike Ride for Charity
Produced by CVSPIN

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