‘Old’ Projects Back On Palm Springs City Council Agenda After Years Of Planning

Among the items the Palm Springs City Council will deal with at its June 13th 2024 meeting, Miracle Recreation Equipment Company with headquarters in Iowa and Missouri, is getting a contract for 383-thousand dollars to install new playground equipment and additional shade structures and a rubber surface at Baristo Park in Palm Springs.


The playground equipment currently at the park has been there since 2011.


There is some movement on a project that has been talked about since 2008.  A project to widen Ramon Road from San Luis Rey to Landau Boulevard which would include the bridge over the wash above the Cimarron Golf Course.


For starters, an agreement between the City of Palm Springs and the City of Cathedral City and the Coachella Valley Water District is needed.


Turn the calendar back to January 2008 when the City of Palm Springs, the City of Cathedral City, and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians submitted a letter to the Coachella Valley Association of Governments asking C-VAG to pay for a study on the feasibility of widening Ramon Road between Palm Springs and Cathedral City to 6 lanes, including the bridge over the wash.


If you travel on Ramon Road, anywhere from Gene Autry Trail to Landau Boulevard, you know what that is like now.


The City Council will add an amendment to that long-discussed sale of the Palm Springs Country Club paving the way for development of 386 housing units on what used to be a golf course near Verona Road, northeast of  Sunrise Way and Racquet Club.  It is the infamous Serena Park Development which has been on the City’s drawing board since 2016.


Lot of legal and financial hurdles for this project so far, and the City is still working to get this project going.



City Hall in Palm Springs, CA at night.

Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR