A DECADE IN THE MAKING FREEDOM PLAZA TRANSFORMS DOWNTOWN 29 PALMS

Freedom Plaza 73551 Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA

On March 12, the City of Twentynine Palms officially unveiled and opened Freedom Plaza, a dynamic 10-acre downtown revitalization project along Twentynine Palms Highway that brings a new vitality to the city’s downtown area and creates a new heart of the community.

This multi-faceted downtown revitalization project, formerly known as Project Phoenix, was designed with flexibility in mind in order to create new opportunities for the city to host a wide variety of special events. In addition to meeting the community’s recreational, educational, and professional needs, Freedom Plaza will support the booming growth in tourism driven by visitation to California’s iconic Joshua Tree National Park.

The new Joshua Tree National Park Visitor & Cultural Center is a collaborative partnership between the National Park Service, the City of Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree’s traditionally associated Native American communities, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Joshua Tree National Park Association (JTNPA), and is a must-see destination for park visitors.

From Our Sponsor

MULTI-PURPOSE COMMUNITY CENTER
The new 11,000 square-foot Community Center serves as a recreational hub and flexible athletics facility and can also be used for a variety of types of special events.

OUTDOOR STAGE & EVENT SPACE
Centered between the Community Center and Joshua Tree Visitor & Cultural Center is a large outdoor stage and event space, creating a great new community space for music festivals, art shows, the weekly farmers market, and other types of special events.

CULINARY ARTS TEACHING KITCHEN
Working in partnership with the Morongo Unified School District and Copper Mountain College, the City of Twentynine is thrilled to incorporate a culinary arts kitchen into Freedom Plaza, creating a teaching space to inspire and train the next generation of culinary arts students.

Joshua Tree National Park Visitor & Cultural Center
Now open daily from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. the new Visitor & Cultural Center should be everyone’s first stop when visiting Joshua Tree National Park. Operated by the Joshua Tree National Park Association, this beautiful new center is a place to get park information, become a junior ranger, shop the bookstore, and enjoy incredible exhibits that will focus on tribal stories of the indigenous people from 15 different tribes that lived in Joshua Tree and those who still live there today.

PLAN YOUR NEXT VISIT & EVENT

Start planning your visit to 29 Palms and see for yourself how the newly revitalized downtown area is making 29 Palms the new hot spot in the high desert area. Find the area’s best and biggest collection of lodging, dine at our new restaurants and explore our new shops, and make the new Joshua Tree National Park Visitor & Cultural Center your first stop when coming out to see the park. Traveling to and around 29 Palms also just got a whole lot more eco-friendly with the addition of new EV Chargers and electric scooters! Start planning your trip today at Visit29.org. To learn more about planning special events at Freedom Plaza, contact the City of Twentynine Palms Parks & Recreation Department at (760)-367-7562.

Signature Events

Summer Movies in the Park
June through August

Weekly Farmers Market
Every Saturday

Night Sky Festival
September

Pioneer Days
October

Twentynine Palms Historical Society Weed Show
November

Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition
November

Holiday Light Parade & Tree Lighting
December

Rotary Carnival
March

Youth All Star Basketball Tournament
March

29 Palms Art Gallery Art & Craft Faire
March

Hilltoppers MC Motocross Grand Prix
April

Joshua Tree 55 Community Cycling Event
April

Earth Day Expo
April

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