County Service Area (CSA) 20 was established by an act of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on June 1, 1964. Resolution 1993-22 consolidated the services of fire with street lighting, park and recreation. This District provides financing for four parks, three ball fields, one recreation center building, a water playground, a skateboard park, and a 12,000 sq. ft. community center.

The District also provides maintenance for approximately 330 streetlights. The District serves a population of approximately 11,000. This District has a Board appointed Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) and utilizes the Joshua Tree Community Center for meetings.

Under the San Bernardino County Special Districts Department, the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District embraces the following:


The Special Districts Department promotes safe, healthy, enjoyable and dynamic communities by providing essential programs and municipal services that meet the current and future needs of the communities served.

The District currently employees 5 full-time staff, 3 aids, and 5 independent contractor/instructors.