Annual ONE-PS Picnic & Community Expo Set for Saturday, March 23

PALM SPRINGS — Saturday is an opportunity join a celebration of the 52 Palm Springs neighborhoods, and the many things that make this city like no place else, when the Organized Neighborhoods of Palm Springs, (ONE-PS), host their 15th Annual Picnic & Community Expo on Saturday, March 23 in Ruth Hardy Park, 700 Tamarisk Road.

The picnic, slated from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. features a free lunch for residents from four popular Palm Springs eateries along with great music and a myriad of informational booths highlighting local businesses, city services, commissions, and local neighborhood organizations.

The event will also include free balloon rides starting at 10 a.m. weather permitting, face painting and children’s activities, games, crafts, and a youth hoops contest with prizes, brought to you by Palm Springs Parks and Recreation.

The always popular pooch costume contest will be judged again this year by Cathy Mills, wife of Palm Springs Police Chief Andy Mills. Categories include “Cutest,” “Most Original,” and “Funniest.”

The LifeStream Blood Bank Bloodmobile will be on site to collect donations. For appointments, call 800-879-4484 or visit

“Our ONE-PS neighborhood organizations work tirelessly with City Hall to help maintain excellent quality of life for the residents of Palm Springs,” Mayor Jeffrey Bernstein said in a statement. “The annual picnic and expo is a perfect example of how our neighborhood organizations engage and educate residents about what is happening in our city. It’s also a great way to meet new people and get involved.”

For more information, visit City of Palm Springs, 3200, E. Tahquitz Canyon Way.

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