The scheduled Desert Palms RV Activity Season starts in early November and extends through the end of March. Indoor activities are scheduled to occur in the Clubhouse, the Activity Center, Fitness Center, Hobby Shop and the new HO Model Train Layout.  Outdoor games usually occur at an outside location like the Golf Course, Driving Range, R/C Racetracks, or the Canopy Area during our Winter Season.  Card games and other indoor games occur in the units of tenants at time convenient to the players throughout the Summer months. 


The Desert Palms Activity Coordinator publishes a schedule of activities each month during the Winter Season.  Activities that are unique to a season of the year or are a one-time event are shown on the front calendar of our schedule.  Recurring activities that occur on a regularly scheduled basis on each of the seven weekdays are shown on the back of our schedule. 

"Covid-19 Restrictions and operating procedures from the State and Federal level will limit most inside activities at Desert Palms for the 2020/2021 Winter Season, but, permit some freedom in undertaking outside activities.  Desert Palms is motivated to open both inside and outside activities when it is prudent and in compliance with evolving State and Federal Guidelines. While Desert Palms is motivated to provide as many activities as possible, there are also the necessary limitations required of any business catering to Senior Citizens who are more likely to die or be permanently disabled by the Covid-19 virus than other age groups." The "Opening" migration is as much a work in process for Desert Palms as it is for the entire Nation. 


Mid November (Fall Pool Party)

A Fall Season Pool Party happens around the middle of November. Folks enjoy food and drink and have a good time with a pool noodle race and some entertainment.

Thanksgiving Day (Thanksgiving Dinner)

Our Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings is welcomed by our early arrivals.

Weekend Before Christmas

(Site Decorations and ATV Light Parade)

We have a Christmas light show where residents may decorate their homes or vehicles for Christmas. Prizes are awarded.

Christmas Day (Christmas Dinner)

Our turkey dinner is enjoyed by those who chose to spend the holidays with the Desert Palms family.


December 31, (New Years Eve Celebration)

Our New Years Eve celebrations have always been a hit.

Valentines Day Dance & Hors d'oeuvres

We have activity tournaments all day followed by a delicious dinner.

  • Ladder ball

  • Pitch & Putt

  • Horseshoe

  • Billiards

Mid-February (Chili Cookoff)

The Great Arizona Outback Chili Cookoff occurs every year in February. Raffles, 4-wheel drive off-road poker run, food, arts and crafts, music and entertainment throughout the day! This event is held at the Centennial Community Center - 6 miles from the resort.

Mid March (Spring Pool Party)

A Spring Season Pool Party happens around the first part of March. Folks enjoy food and drink and have a good time with a pool noodle race and some entertainment. Last year a Hot-wheels type mini-car race competition during the party. Pictured is a road race in action.

  • Ladder ball

  • BBQ

  • Pot Luck

  • Swim

Mid March (St Patricks Day Dinner and Celebration)

We have activity tournaments all day followed by a delicious dinner. This a fun event for all residents of Desert Palms. Corned beef and cabbage - always good food. 

  • Ladder ball

  • Pitch & Putt

  • Horseshoe

  • Billiards