Cathedral City

Cathedral City

Cathedral City’s assortment of independent shops and restaurants draws people like a magnet to its excellent location between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. Other attractions include the IMAX Theatre, Mary Pickford Theatre, and Big League Dreams Sports Park — where the playing fields resemble scaled-down famous ballparks such as Boston’s Fenway Park, New York’s Yankee Stadium, and Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

Boomer’s recreation complex, featuring miniature golf, go-karts, bumper boats, a rock wall, and a game room, brings out the kid in everyone. Cool folks love Desert Ice Castle, a fullservice skating facility. Or you can play in the Fountain of Life in the city’s Town Square or mountain bike along the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south of the city.

Cathedral City’s assortment of independent shops and restaurants draws people like a magnet to its excellent location between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. Other attractions include the IMAX Theatre, Mary Pickford Theatre, and Big League Dreams Sports Park — where the playing fields resemble scaled-down famous ballparks such as Boston’s Fenway Park, New York’s Yankee Stadium, and Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

Boomer’s recreation complex, featuring miniature golf, go-karts, bumper boats, a rock wall, and a game room, brings out the kid in everyone. Cool folks love Desert Ice Castle, a fullservice skating facility. Or you can play in the Fountain of Life in the city’s Town Square or mountain bike along the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south of the city.

Tips & Fast Facts

  • Cathedral City was named after a canyon that reminded an explorer of a European cathedral.
  • Noted as among the top 10 retirement bargain spots by US News & World Report.
  • Desert Memorial Park is the final resting place of former Palm Springs mayor Sonny Bono and Rat Packer Frank Sinatra.
  • Perez Road Design District offers housewares and furniture shops with midcentury modern and vintage merchandise you won’t find at big-box stores.
  • Cathedral City has an expanding art-in-public-places program, with sculptures adorning a variety of locations.

Timeline

1981 - The city incorporates.

1991 - Downtown revitalization begins.

1997 - Big League Dreams and Patriot Park are built.

1999 - Mary Pickford Theatre and civic Center are built.

2011 - Desert Ice Castle opens in new location on Perez Road.

 

source: Palm Springs Life