A goal of the Sunrise Park Neighborhood Organization is to help those living and working here to become friends and good neighbors. Special events are an important way to bring us together, to meet our neighbors and have some fun.
Check back here often for our latest news and events to further our ongoing efforts to build a stronger Sunrise Park community.
Great News… Free First Friday Film Screenings for Sunrise Park Neighbors!
Our good neighbor, the Palm Springs Cultural Center is offering SPNO members free entry to any of their regular theatrical screenings on the first Friday of each month. “Firebirds” and “The Duke” are the first two free First Friday Film screenings being offered to us on Friday, May 6th.
Just go to the theater’s concessions area at 2300 East Baristo Road, say you’re a Sunrise Park neighbor and sign in. You’ll receive free entry to the film of your choice, excluding special events/festival screenings. Go to PSCulturalCenter.org the first week of each month for film titles and show times. Join your neighbors for these special, free events and express our thanks to the Palm Springs Cultural Center!
To Our Good Neighbors of Sunrise Park,
We are inviting you to join a special Sunrise Park Modernism Week tour February 16-26, 2023. If you would be interested in offering your home for a one-day tour which will generate interest and recognition for our community, bring us closer together neighbor to neighbor and generate funds for charity, please let us know.
The tour showcases 7 featured Sunrise Park homes chosen for their Midcentury indoor/outdoor architecture, interiors, grounds, histories, or owners that epitomize Palm Springs and what makes life and architecture in the desert unique. Docents are in attendance in each room during this tour to monitor activity and answer questions during the tours. We also need a number of volunteers from the neighborhood to be docents, welcome tour participants and for a number of other roles.
The tour will explore our neighborhood and will feature a variety of architectural styles which include Midcentury-Modern to Desert Contemporary and “New-Century” Modern, or historic. All homes will be carefully chosen to appeal to the modernist and will capture the unique interpretation of architecture and lifestyle our desert oasis affords. It is going to be an easy, fun and wonderful day to meet modernist lovers from all over the world who will adore your home and enthusiastically thank you for opening it to the public.
It is so rewarding to see the renewal and remodeling going on block-by-block here in our neighborhood. With iconic architectural homes by some of the area’s most noted architects, the Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly known as the Camelot Theater), Mizell Senior Center, Boys and Girls Club, Opera in the Park and the historic and iconic Palm Springs Public Library designed by famed architect Willam Cody, we have, and continue to be, a truly special neighborhood of Palm Springs, with increasing home values and interest in our neighborhood filled with history, culture, recreation, education and relaxation.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in opening your home to tours or if you’d like to volunteer, and we will contact you with all the particulars.
Contact David Secor @ 510.332.8053, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest or ask questions about participation in the tour.
Board of Directors
Sunrise Park Neighborhood Organization
Great news! Traffic speeds are being reduced in and around Sunrise Park.
Neighbors in Sunrise Park and other neighborhoods in Palm Springs have expressed concerns about traffic speeds in and around our neighborhood. In an effort to reduce the number of traffic collisions and fatalities in the city, thirty-six segments of local streets are set to have reduced speed limits. Most of the street segments will have speed limits lowered by 5 mph, while a few street segments will be reduced by 10 or 15 mph.
The roads in and around Sunrise Park with speed limits reductions are:
These changes were made possible with the passage of a bill last year that gives California cities more flexibility to target speeding in unsafe areas.
Our own Sunrise Park Neighborhood Organization Board Member Kathy Cohn has received a Senior Inspiration Award at the 30th annual awards luncheon, which was held on Thursday, March 31 in Indio, Calif. This annual event honors the unsung heroes amongst us for their ongoing contributions and dedication to our communities. Our thanks to Kathy for all her hard work for our neighborhood and beyond through the years.
Here’s the post as it appears on the City of Palm Springs’ official FaceBook page:
“Congratulation to Kathy Cohn, who was selected by Mayor Lisa Middleton as the City of Palm Springs’ honoree for the 30th Annual Senior Inspiration Awards luncheon held today at the Fantasy Springs Resort Special Events Center. Each year, a resident of each of the nine valley cities - and two residents living in unincorporated areas of Riverside County - are honored for their longtime community volunteer service. Kathy has served as Chair of the Organized Neighborhoods of Palm Springs (ONE-PS), Chair of Sunrise Park Neighborhood Organization and currently serves on the board of ONE-PS, among other volunteer activities. Thank you, Kathy!”
Link to City of Palm Springs’ official FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/CityOfPalmSprings/
Link to Senior Inspiration Awards website: https://www.seniorinspirationawards.org/home
Link to the story in the Desert Sun: