Public Works News

Scalping and Over-seeding Season

It's that time of year again for scalping and over-seeding of our parks.

Schedule as follows:

Mission Springs Park - grass area CLOSED from September 18th through October 14th.

Rotary Dog Park - scalping began September 20th. Park is CLOSED from October 3rd - through October 24th.

Wardman Park - scalping and over-seeding begins October 16th. Final seeding should be completed October 23rd.

Veterans Park - scalping and over-seeding began September 20th. Final seeding should be completed October 4th.

Tedesco Park - scalping and over-seeding began September 18th. Final seeding should be completed October 13th.

Due to the extreme changes in temperature, we use rye grass seed to survive the cooler winter temperatures in contrast to the hot summer days. Scalping these areas will allow for the rye seeds to access the soil and germinate the area. The process takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (760) 329-6411, ext. 222 or




Pierson Boulevard between Indian Canyon Drive and Desert Terrace Way will completely closed in both directions beginning Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 8:00 pm.

Only one (1) lane is open until 8:00 pm. There is a flagger on-site. Please follow their instructions while passing.

The road will remain closed until further notice. Please use Palm Drive to enter and exit the City. Allow for added travel time and drive cautiously.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at or (760) 329-6411, ext. 222.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

City-Wide Palm Tree Trimming

Let’s Talk Palm Trees!

You may have seen throughout our City that we are currently in palm tree trimming season, this is part of our annual palm tree trimming program.
Our palm trees love the desert sun, and as a result, prefer to be trimmed during the warmer months, summer being the perfect time for this. Any unwanted fruit or flower stalks can also be trimmed during this time.
Fun fact: The City currently maintains a total of 645 palm trees.
All palm trees located in the public right-of-way, LMD’s and DAD’s will be serviced.
Safety is our number one priority when it comes to our trees and residents. Therefore, the contractor will block off street lanes and close sidewalks for the public’s protection. Please obey all warning signs and please stay away from the coned “Drop Zone” area.
If you have any questions, please contact our Public Works Department at or (760)329-6411, ext. 222

¡Hablemos de palmas!

Es posible que haya visto en nuestra ciudad que estamos en la temporada de poda de palmas, esto es parte de nuestro programa anual de poda de palmas.
Nuestras palas adoran el sol del desierto y, como resultado, prefieren podarse durante los meses más cálidos, siendo el verano el momento perfecto para ellos. Cualquier fruta o tallo de flor no deseado también se puede recortar durante este tiempo.
Sabias que: La ciudad actualmente mantiene un total de 645 palmas.
Se recortarán todas las palmas ubicadas en el derecho de paso público, LMD y DAD.
La seguridad es nuestra prioridad cuando se trata de nuestros árboles y residentes. Por lo tanto, el contratista bloqueará los carriles y cerrará las aceras para la protección del público. Obedezca todas las señales de advertencia y manténgase alejado del área de "Zona de Caída" en forma de cono.
Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con nuestro
Departamento de Public Works a o (760)329-6411 x222

Buckling Sidewalks

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New Park Restroom Hours

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Street Sweeping Services

The City of Desert Hot Springs is excited to announce our new city-wide street sweeping contractor, Contract Sweeping Services. They are one of California’s largest municipal street sweeping service providers. The new street sweeping services are scheduled every Thursday, beginning this Thursday, February 10. Please refer to the Street Sweeping Map on our website, located under Public Works Information, to see your scheduled date of service.Street SweepingMap

What is a Road Diet?

The City will have several upcoming capital improvement projects (CIP) that involve traffic safety. The term “Road Diet” will be used to describe these projects. A Road Diet’s primary objective is to improve safety for all roadway users, while increasing livability by creating a bicycle and pedestrian-friendly environment. Putting our citizens’ safety first is priority #1.”

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