Rancho Mirage - Parks

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Blixseth Mountain Park Mirage Road Blixseth Mountain Park is located east of the Magnesia Storm Channel and the Rancho Mirage Elementary School off Mirage Road. This park was completed in 2000 and 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. The walking trails are easy. (No water or restrooms.)
Cancer Survivors Park Frank Sinatra Dr and Highway 111 Dedicated on March 24, 1996, the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park is located on the southeast side of City Hall at Frank Sinatra Drive and Highway 111. 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 have the will to fight. One of 22 such parks in the nation, this park was constructed by the Bloch Foundation as a gift to the community. (Restrooms available on weekdays in City Hall which is adjacent to the park.)
Magnesia Falls Mini-Park North of Rancho Mirage Elementary School Magnesia Falls Mini-Park is located north of the Rancho Mirage Elementary School. Originally developed as a joint use park with the school district, policy changes and the cessation of the child day care center (operated by the YMCA but funded by the City), led to the dissolution of the agreement for joint use of school facilities for park-type uses. The City land still has an extensively landscaped parkway includng a meandering sidewalk and landscape monument which ties into surrounding sideswalks and neighboring Blixseth Mountain Park. In addition, the City has a perpetual easement for the 10-space parking lot at the park. This parking lot provides parking and access to Blixseth Mountain Park.
Michael S. Wolfson Park DaVall and Frank Sinatra Dr Dedicated on November 26, 1986, Michael S. Wolfson Park is located at DaVall and Frank Sinatra Drives on a one-acre, triangular-shaped parcel adjacent to the trails system and the Whitewater Wash. This park has a Victorian theme that features a fountain, decorative lighting fixtures, 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 Council from 1978 to 1986. In February 1988, the park was also the site of one of the first shaded bus stops in Rancho Mirage. (No restrooms.)
Whitewater Park 71-560 San Jacinto Dr Dedicated in January of 1983, Whitewater Park was the City’s first park and was originally built on seven acres of land adjoining the Whitewater Wash and the equestrian trail. Whitewater Park features four lighted tennis courts, two basketball courts, two racquetball / handball courts, an informal play field, picnic facilities, children’s playground, life-sized fire engine, water feature, recycling drop-off location, and walking paths with a fitness circuit. Various community groups host events in the park, which is also the site of concerts and the annual Rancho MIrage Art Affaire.