From Open Desert to Vibrant Neighborhood.

The Twin Palms neighborhood is located in the south end of Palm Springs, California. Until the mid-1950’s, it was mostly open desert. Over the past 6 decades a serendipitous set of factors intersected to create the vibrant and diverse community we live in today.

When the Twin Palms Neighborhood Organization was formed in 2013, we began to uncover the rich heritage of people and architectural design elements that have played a role in creating today’s Twin Palms. In this section of the website you will learn more about both the neighborhood’s history and the role the Twin Palms Neighborhood Organization plays in preserving our legacy and promoting an equally exciting future..

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Annual Objectives

In the


Membership Information and Involvement .

Membership in the Twin Palms Neighborhood Organization is open to anyone who livings, owns property, owns a business, or works for a City department located with the neighborhood (see Twin Palms neighborhood boundaries map above.)

Voluntary membership dues are $25 a year. Donations are also appreciated, but are not tax deductible. To become a dues paying member, click on the Dues and Donations icon below, fill out the form, make your check payable to the “Twin Palms Neighborhood Organization”, and mail to our P O Box 4004, Palm Springs, California 92264.

For information about ways to volunteer, click on the Volunteer Opportunities icon below.

Community Resources Information .

The following information on Community Resource’s is intended to provide useful information about often needed local community resources. This is not a comprehensive listing of resources. Hopefully this resource listing will give you at least a place to begin your search for the specific information you are seeking.

Latest Updates.

The TPNO posts regular updates to the site. Below are the articles, events and postings that are available for you to read and enjoy.

Little Free Library May 14, 2024 Dedication.

Over 50 Twin Palms residents and invited guests celebrated the dedication of the Little Free Library on May 14, 2024. Residents now have a place to drop off a book to share and/or pick up a book to read. This Neighborhood Initiative was funded with TPNO’s 2024 Modernism Week Home Tour proceeds.

General Membership April 6, 2024 Annual Meeting.

The 10th Annual General Membership meeting of the Twin Palms Neighborhood Organization was held on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at the Ocotillo Lodge Clubhouse. The two featured speakers were Teresa Gallavan, Assistant City Manager, and Eric Chiel, resident neighborhood historian. The agenda included election of Advisory Board members.

Ocotillo Lodge Sign Dedication Ceremony.

On February 5, 2024, the Ocotillo Lodge HOA hosted a Dedication Ceremony for the unveiling of the two new entry portico signs restoring the original William Krisel design. The program included remarks from representatives of the Ocotillo Lodge HOA, residents of Twin Palms, and the City of Palm Springs.

General Membership January 20, 2024 Meeting.

The Twin Palms General Membership Social Meeting was held at the Palm Springs Cultural Center at 3:00 pm on January 20, 2024. Over 60 residents viewed the showing of the new version of the feature film William Krisel, Architect, by Jake Gorst.

General Membership October 28, 2023 Meeting.

The Twin Palms Neighborhood Organization held a General Membership Meeting on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 10:15 am at the Indian Canyons Golf Resort North Club Course. Palm Springs Mayor Grace Garner was the featured guest speaker.

10th Anniversary Celebration.

To everyone involved in planning, hosting and attending our Tenth Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting. It was both a fun and informative event. Enjoy the pictures below and brief meeting highlights!​

Annual Objectives

For the first time, the Advisory Board adopted a written set of measurable objectives for 2017-2018. Each year, the goal is to help focus attention on the organization’s key objectives, and to more clearly share them with the membership.

In the News

The Twin Palms Neighborhood is often in the news, from local to national outlets, in various multi-media formats including print media (newspapers, magazines) and electronic media (websites, podcasts). A sample of media coverage is attached.