Parks

Blixseth Mountain Park
71251 Mirage Road

Located west of the Magnesia Storm Channel and east of Rancho Mirage Elementary School off Mirage Road. This park features native desert landscaping, walking paths and benches for observing the desert and mountain vistas. Considered a place to experience the natural beauty of the desert, the park offers visitors the opportunity for quiet solitude and closeness to nature not found in the other City parks.

  • No water or restrooms
Richard & Annette Bloch
Cancer Survivors Park
69825 Highway 111 (adjacent to City Hall)

Located on the southeast side of City Hall at Frank Sinatra Drive and Highway 111, adjacent to City Hall. This beautiful one-acre park features a pyramid kiosk, tiled benches, ponds, a hillside waterfall, and sculptures. The sculpture garden was designed as a celebration of life and to encourage current cancer patients to fight. One of 22 such parks in the nation, this park was constructed by the Bloch Foundation as a gift to the community.

  • Wheelchair access
  • Drinking fountain
  • Restrooms (available on weekdays in City Hall, which is adjacent to the park.)
Magnesia Falls Neighborhood Park

Located north of the Rancho Mirage Elementary School adjacent to Mirage Park. This park has an extensively landscaped parkway including a meandering sidewalk and landscape monument which ties into surrounding sidewalks and Blixseth Mountain Park. In addition, the park has a 10-space parking lot, which also provides parking and access to neighboring Blixseth Mountain Park.

  • Wheelchair access
  • No water or restrooms
Michael S. Wolfson Park
70001 Frank Sinatra Drive

Located at Da Vall Drive and Frank Sinatra Drive, on a one-acre, triangular-shaped parcel adjacent to the Butler-Abrams trail system and the Whitewater Wash. This park has a Victorian theme that features a fountain, decorative lighting fixtures, picnic tables, benches, a Braille-marked trail and a fragrance garden. A recorded “welcome” from Dinah Shore and Frank Sinatra, who lived nearby, may be heard at the entrance to the park. The park was built by the City of Rancho Mirage in honor of former City Council Member Michael S. Wolfson, who served on the City Council from 1978 to 1986.

  • Wheelchair access
  • Drinking fountain
  • No restrooms
Rancho Mirage Community Park
71-560 San Jacinto Drive

Located on San Jacinto Drive just west of Indian Trail Road, Rancho Mirage Community Park has something for everyone: a shaded children’s play area equipped with swings and climbing structures.  The park also includes exercise stations along a walking path, pickleball, tennis and basketball courts are available on a first come, first served basis.

 

Rancho Mirage Community Park is home to the City’s Amphitheater, which hosts the City’s annual Music in the Park concert series.  The amphitheater offers terrace seating to accommodate up to 1,000 guests, a dramatically covered platform stage and decorative perimeter fencing.

  • Wheelchair access
  • Drinking fountains
  • Restrooms
Rancho Mirage Dog Park
34-100 Key Largo Avenue

Located on the corner of Key Largo Avenue on Via Vail, Rancho Mirage Dog Park is open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm daily and is 4.5 acres in size. There are separate areas for large dogs (1.0 acre) and small dogs (0.5 acres). The park is enclosed with decorative perimeter fencing and double locking gates. A lighted perimeter walkway along the exterior of the fence allows visitors to get in some exercise while at the park.  Just over four laps around is equal to one mile.  Shaded areas with seating are also provided along with 24 lighted parking stalls.

  • Wheelchair access
  • Drinking fountains (dogs & humans)
  • No restrooms

Trails

Bighorn Overlook Trail
Frank Sinatra Drive/ Highway 111 (behind City Hall)
  • Distance: 0.25 miles
  • Elevation gain: 100 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate to steep

The trail is less than 1/4 mile in length with several switchbacks. At the top awaits a picnic shelter and an incredible panoramic view.

Trailhead parking is NOT permitted on Frank Sinatra Drive. Parking available in the upper parking lot of City Hall.

Butler-Abrams Trail
Da Vall Drive and Frank Sinatra Drive
  • Distance: 1.39 miles
  • Elevation gain: 42 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Bicycles allowed
  • Horses allowed

Butler-Abrams Trail can be accessed from Michael S. Wolfson Park. An asphalt trail parallels the Whitewater Wash dipping down into and out of the Wash. The trail becomes divided into two trails: one for pedestrians and one for horses. The trail connects to Frank Sinatra Drive and Country Club Drive (one block north of Highway 111). Fabulous views of the mountains and a golf course are abundant on this quiet route.

Chuckwalla Loop
Frank Sinatra Drive near Highway 111
  • Distance: 1.25 miles
  • Elevation gain: 200 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This section of trail branches off of the Roadrunner Trail and loops toward Cathedral City and back around the Mirada Villas, ending across from the entrance to The Ritz-Carlton hotel on the east side of Frank Sinatra Drive.

Trailhead parking is NOT permitted on Frank Sinatra Drive.  Parking available in the upper parking lot of City Hall.

Clancy Lane Trail
Rancho Manana and Monterey Country Club Entry Gate
  • Distance: 1.70 miles
  • Elevation gain: 14 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Bicycles allowed
  • Horses allowed

This trail begins on Clancy Lane between Rancho Manana and the Monterey Country Club entry gate. It continues under Bob Hope Drive down into and crossing the Whitewater River Channel to Rancho Mirage Community Park, following the edge of the channel.

Jack Rabbit Trail
Frank Sinatra Drive and Highway 111
  • Distance: 1.2 miles
  • Elevation gain: 100 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This trail begins on the east end of the Cancer Survivors Park and goes up into the foothills behind the park towards the Bighorn Overlook. The trail passes the overlook and continues down and parallel to Frank Sinatra Drive. It ends at Frank Sinatra Drive where it merges with the Roadrunner Trail and continues up to The Ritz-Carlton near the Mirada community.

Trailhead parking is NOT permitted on Frank Sinatra Drive. Parking available in the upper parking lot of City Hall.

Roadrunner Trail
Frank Sinatra Drive near Highway 111
  • Distance: 0.75 miles
  • Elevation gain: 300 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Begins just past the grassy area in front of the Mirada fountain located on Frank Sinatra Drive, west of Highway 111. It moves off the street through a group of palm trees and continues parallel to the road. The trail crosses Frank Sinatra Drive below The Ritz-Carlton and continues south to the hotel entrance driveway.

Trailhead parking is NOT permitted on Frank Sinatra Drive. Parking available in the upper parking lot of City Hall.

Area Recreation Facilities

Palm Desert Community Center
43900 San Pablo Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 347-3484

Family YMCA of the Desert
43-930 San Pablo Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 341-9622

Legends Fields
43-900 San Pablo Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 347-3484

Big League Dreams Sports Park
33-700 Date Palm Drive
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 324-5600