Holiday Hours of Operation 

Christmas Eve & Day 



New Year's Eve

5:30am-7:30am - Long Course

8am-3pm - Short Course


New Year's Day

8am-6pm - Long Course All Day


If Thunder or Lightning Occurs

The pools must remain closed for a minimum of 30 mins.

  Call PDAC at 760-565-7467 for more information.

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Class Schedule and Fees


Pool Hours, Schedule and Fees


Water and Land Classes

Facility Rentals

Cabanas, Swim Gear, Multi-Purpose Room

Welcome to the Palm Desert Aquatic Center

Splash into year-round fun at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center featuring three pools, multiple slides, diving boards, and a variety of play features designed to delight water lovers of all ages. All or part of the 8-acre facility can be rented for private parties, corporate events, swimming competitions, and other special occasions. Located in Palm Desert's Civic Center Park, the Aquatic Center is owned by the City of Palm Desert and operated by Family YMCA of the Desert.

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Recreational Pool

Monday - Friday 

11:00am - 3:45pm

Saturday & Sunday

11:00am - 5:00pm

Zero Depth*

Monday - Friday 

11:00am - 3:45pm

Saturday & Sunday

11:00am - 5:00pm

Splash Playground, Slides & Diving Boards

Re-Opens April 2020


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