Parks and Outdoor Recreation
If the prospect of teeing off doesn’t put a sparkle in your eye or a bounce in your step, not to worry – there’s a lot more to La Quinta than golf. Ask your La Quinta realtor, and they’ll tell you that you can enjoy open spaces and natural attractions in and around the city without having to lug your golf clubs with you. If you’d like to learn more about all that La Quinta has to offer, we’re Patrick and Julie Essig, broker/owners of Vine Property Group. We are year round resident experts who can help. Contact us at 760.771.8440 or Toll Free at 888.771.VINE (8463).
Aside from the La Quinta Park, there are at least half a dozen more recreational sites that range from intimate half-acre areas to fully-equipped complexes. There are three major trails and natural areas as well.
The La Quinta Civic Center Campus is a popular venue for various open air events. Sprawling over 17.5 acres, you can find it near the La Quinta Civic and Senior Centers and the La Quinta Library. Cool off beside a man-made lake and fountain, or amble along the meandering walking paths. Don’t forget to look down once in a while – a number of sidewalks here are adorned with colorful mosaics that depict Cahuilla legends.
More examples of public art can be found in Fritz Burns Park, a 12-acre stretch of open space with facilities for practically everything. Popular with families and their pets, Fritz Burns has a children’s play area, picnic facilities, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a skate park and a dog park. While you’re playing with Fido, keep an eye out for the many interesting sculptures and installations that dot the landscape.
Hike, Bike or Take a Jeep Tour
If city parks are too tame for you, then you can head out to Bear Creek Trail. A hiking path that extends for 4.5 miles, it’s not a trail for first-time hikers, but it’s worth exerting yourself over. Halfway along it you get to enjoy unparalleled views of the entire Coachella Valley and the Salton Sea. The trail eventually connects to the Fred Wolff Nature Preserve and the Cove Oasis Trailhead. The Trailhead has a 114-acre spread and comes equipped with more hiking trails and picnic tables and benches.
If you really want to get into nature, you don’t even have to go far. Your La Quinta realtor will direct you to the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains which are close by and have enough physically challenging hiking trails to satisfy you. There are also Jeep Tours that will take you further into the desert where you can truly appreciate the untamed magnificence of nature.
Let Vine Property Group keep you connected to the pulse of desert real estate. Contact Patrick and Julie Essig at 760.771.8440 or Toll Free at 888.771.VINE (8463).
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