Indian Wells Addresses IRONMAN 70.3

The IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta triathlon took place Sunday, December 9, attracting over 2,300 athletes. Since January 2018, the City has worked with the team at IRONMAN, the Cities of Indio, La Quinta and Palm Desert, the County of Riverside Emergency Management, the California Highway Patrol, the Riverside County Sheriff, the County Fire Department, American Medical Response and local police agencies to create a traffic plan that would accommodate the race while having minimal impact on residents and businesses.


Indian Wells at the Forefront of Budget Transparency

Beginning in 2016, the City of Indian Wells took steps to increase budget transparency and make the process more accessible and understandable for residents.


BNP Paribas Open Wins & Renovations

The BNP Paribas Open has been named Tournament of the Year in the Masters 1000 category by the 2018 ATP World Tour Awards for the fifth year in a row following renovations to Indian Wells stadium and Tennis Garden.


Indian Wells Introduces a Resident-Focused Facebook Page

The City of Indian Wells has created a separate Facebook page just for residents. By following this page, residents will stay up to date on the latest news, messages and updates.


Meet Your Police

Since 1968, the City of Indian Wells has contracted police services from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The County provides much of the region’s law enforcement services through ten stations that stretch from the Colorado River in the east to Norco, Corona and Wildomar in the west. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is contracted by 18 of 29 cities in Riverside County.

Contracting police work through the County allows Indian Wells access to the resources of the larger Sheriff’s Department while maintaining the ability to select what type and degree of services best meet the needs of the community. For example, the City has access to County resources such as homicide investigators, aerial surveillance, search and rescue and SWAT teams to name a few. While it would be extremely costly to employ and maintain these services through the City itself, by contracting with the Sheriff’s Department, the City only pays its proportionate user costs. The contract in place with the County ensures that sworn officers patrol the streets of Indian Wells 24 hours a day.

One such patrolling Indian Wells officer is Lieutenant Justin Rowan, a native of Riverside County, who has been in law enforcement for 23 years. A sworn police officer since 1999, Rowan’s interest in law enforcement began at the age of five when he was introduced to a police officer. From then on, he knew he wanted to be a police officer, too.


Indian Wells Tennis Garden to Host 2018 USA Pickleball National Championships

Event to Showcase One of the Country’s Fastest-Growing Sports

Indian Wells, Calif., September 5, 2018 – The 2018 USA Pickleball National Championships – expected to draw approximately 2,500 players of all ages and skill levels – will be held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden from November 3-11, 2018, in partnership with sports and entertainment management company Desert Champions and the United States Pickleball Association (USAPA). Margaritaville, the global lifestyle brand synonymous with fun and escapism, has been announced as the title sponsor of the event, which is the premier sanctioned tournament of the USAPA.



INDIO, Ca, June 22, 2018: The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has detected more infected mosquitoes with West Nile virus (WNV). Two samples of mosquitoes tested positive yesterday; one sample of mosquitoes was collected from a trap in Indian Wells near Fairway Drive and Cook Street and the other sample was collected from a trap in Palm Desert near Portola Avenue and Shadow Mountain Drive.

These latest detections of virus activity come after the District reported the first West Nile virus activity of the year earlier this week and brings the total number of WNV-positive samples to four for 2018 in the Coachella Valley. In an effort to reduce the number of mosquitoes, interrupt virus transmission, and protect the public from mosquito-borne diseases, District staff will post disease notification signs in the communities located near the two new trap locations, continue intensified mosquito surveillance with an increase in traps and inspections for mosquito breeding sites, carry out larval and adult control as necessary in the surrounding area, and apply barrier treatments around the trap in Palm Desert.


National EMS Month

What is EMS? EMS stands for Emergency Medical Services, and is a vital component to healthcare, public health and public safety. The public counts on EMS to help them in their worst, most harrowing moments, yet few understand exactly what medical services EMS provides. EMS saves lives from heart attacks, strokes and drowings; treats injuries due to motor vehicle collisions, shootings, stabbings and other violence; and provides care for the myraid of other illnesses and injuries that occur daily. CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department want to thank all of our EMS Personnel for all they do to help our community this month, this week, today, and everyday.

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Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa Unveils Sculpture Garden

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?Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton, located just outside of Palm Springs, has partnered with award-winning sculptor, C.J. Rench, to create the new Miramonte Sculpture Garden.

The collaboration brings nine of Rench’s sculptures to the resort, each carefully situated throughout the garden for guests and visitors to enjoy. The pieces include large-scale abstract designs like "Caught Up II," an 8ft. tall stainless steel sculpture with a red powder coating, as well as pedestrian scale designs like "Poise," one of Rench’s first sculptures of this scope.

The artist was displaying his work at the La Quinta Arts Festival earlier this year, which lead to the eventual collaboration. "I met C.J. at the La Quinta Arts Festival and was immediately taken aback by the sleekness and beauty of his sculptures," said Matthew La Vine, general manager at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa. "I spoke with the artist and we determined our resort would be a good showcase for his work. We invite people to come by and see it."

Rench, a Hood River, OR-based designer specializing in metal sculptures, aims to invite, inspire, and connect people. "As a former sport industry designer, I would travel the world and see public art in all different settings – it was inspiring," said Rench who chose to leave the corporate world in 2005 to start a family. "There was no way I was going to raise my daughter via Skype, so I decided to try something new."

Today his work includes many large-scale commissions for public and personal collectors throughout the United States ranging from small tabletop hand-painted sculptures to monumental public installations.

Join us for State of the City April 25, 2018

The City of Indian Wells and the Indian Wells Chamber of Commerce present:
Indian Wells State of the City Breakfast

Wednesday, April 25
Indian Wells Golf Resort
8 a.m. Breakfast 9 a.m. Presentation

To purchase $25 breakfast and priority seating - Please Click Here. Seating is limited. Closing April 18.

For 9 a.m. Presentation - no RSVP needed. Doors open at 8:50 a.m. for presentation attendees.

City Of Indian Wells Named #4 City in California for Financial Soundness

The City of Indian Wells is helping to lead the way when it comes to fostering fiscal good health, having just garnered a fourth place ranking for financial soundness among all 482 cities in California.


Indian Wells Music Festival


GRAMMY award-winner Jonny Lang and Jon Batiste & the Dap Kings will headline the Indian Wells Music Festival, a newly-expanded two-day music concert event to be held April 6-7, 2018 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The popular music event that has taken place in the Coachella Valley for the past two decades has been expanded into a two-day multi-genre event.

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INDIO, CA, NOVEMBER 6, 2017: The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has detected Aedes aegypti in a neighborhood in Indian Wells. District laboratory staff confirmed that one adult mosquito collected in an Indian Wells neighborhood was identified as an invasive mosquito species capable of transmitting serious viruses such as chikungunya, dengue, yellow fever, and Zika. While these viruses are not currently transmitted locally, the District is taking steps to reduce the spread of this mosquito throughout the Coachella Valley.


Joslyn Center Sept. /Oct. Activities

Latest Offerings by the Joslyn Center are highlighted by reading more. Visit more information on all activities.


Date Grove Improvements

The existing date palm trees at the northeast and southwest corners of HWY 111 & Cook St. are being replaced with younger, healthier date palms. The work also includes new sidewalk, replacement of citrus trees, and installation of a mosaic tile Indian Wells arrowhead. To view plans, click Read More link.

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Extreme Heat Advisory

There is an extreme heat advisory in effect this week until Friday. Stay cool and hydrate during this time. A friendly reminder: please be mindful and do not leave young children or animals in locked vehicles.
Click on the link below to find cooling centers within the 4th district:

VUE Grille & Bar Receives DiRona Award

2017 DiRona Award. Once again, VUE receives the 2017 DiRona Achievement of Distinction Award! The certificate is awarded to restauranteurs who have a history of hard work, a passion for fine dining, and a dedication to excellence.

Indian Wells Golf Resort has won “Best Playing Conditions” award for our entire Palm Springs Area region year ending 2016!, the most credible and longstanding golf course review platform consisting of 70,000+ members, has awarded Indian Wells Golf Resort as having the "Best Playing Conditions" for our entire Palm Springs Area region year ending 2016. This award was derived from analyzing the last 12 months of online ratings and reviews submitted by site users of about your course. We take great pride in our awards and they hold a high amount of credibility among golfers and the industry.

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa Joins Curio Collection

An historic, tranquil four-diamond resort in the Southern California desert is the newest addition to Curio - A Collection by Hilton.


Indian Wells Golf Resort Wins Award

The Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) has announced the Indian Wells Golf Resort as a 2017 AGM Platinum Award winner! The Platinum Awards recognize premier golf shops from the private, public, resort and off-course sectors. Applicants were judged on creative ideas, revenue-generating initiatives, promotions and visual displays.

Cold Weather Safety Tips

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Resident Card Renewal

2017 Resident Benefit cards can now be renewed online.

You can renew in person starting January 3, 2017. 2017 Resident Benefit cards will be mailed starting in mid-December.

Indian Wells Golf Resort Gets 2016 CGCOA Course of the Year

The CGCOA Course of the Year Award is bestowed upon a golf facility that meets criteria in a variety of areas: course quality and resource management, commitment to player development & growth of the game, as well as community outreach.


As A Leading Tennis And Golf Destination.

Conveniently situated in the heart of the Greater Palm Springs Desert Resorts region sits the vibrant community of Indian Wells, a peaceful oasis where endless sunshine illuminates a stunning landscape, residents and vacationers tee off on immaculately groomed golf courses, and the sounds of splashing and laughter reverberate from sparkling pools throughout the community.


Mayor's Office Hours

For information on the Mayor's office hours, please call City Hall, 760.346.2489.