Palm Desert Aquatic Center Announces Summer Hours and Family Summer Punch Cards for All Valley Residents

By Karen Creasey

The Palm Desert Aquatic Center (PDAC), a one-of-its-kind water park in the Coachella Valley, offers an abundance of pools and water play this summer with extended recreation swim hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily beginning June 14 through August 31. In addition, PDAC introduces the Family Summer Punch Card, a new pre-paid 50-punch pass card.

With its central location and nearly 8 acres of pool recreation and water sports, PDAC is the cool place to be this summer for the entire family. With a 50-meter Olympic sized pool featuring lap swimming, one-meter and three-meter diving boards, the Zero Depth shallow pool, Splash Playground, water slides, team sports, swim lessons, and the recently expanded shady areas, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

“Our extensive water features and programs combined with a nominal entry fee make the Palm Desert Aquatic Center a perfect facility to embrace our hot summer days,” said Aquatic Manager Karen Creasey. “And, with the introduction of our Family Summer Punch Card it is now even more affordable to take advantage of the exceptional facilities and activities all summer long.”


Featuring a Splash Playground for smaller children this mini water park within the center includes open kiddie slides, water spouts and showerheads, and a giant dump bucket that douses all in the pool every 15 to 20 minutes. Another popular highlight of the center are two larger water slides for children 48 inches and taller. For those making a day out of their visit, there is a concession stand with combo meals and a variety of reasonably priced snacks and drinks (bringing outside food and drinks into the Aquatic Center is not allowed).

Daily admission to PDAC is $2.50 to $4, depending on age, for Palm Desert residents with I.D.; or $3.75 to $6 for non-residents. The new pre-paid Family Summer Punch Card is now available for $150 for Palm Desert residents or $200 for non-residents. The card can be used for multiple admissions on a single day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 1 through Aug. 31, 2014.