Tons of Fun for all ages! The Palm Desert $7.5m Aquatic Center is part of the civic center park and a favorite spot to enjoy the sunshine. Listen to the kids squeal with excitement as a giant bucket of water soaks everyone in sight. Lots of refreshing water to dive in and enjoy year round with three pools swim lessons, cayack instruction, scuba lessons, exercise classes with water aerobics, high and low diving boards, slides, and many play features. The Aquatic Center is owned by the city of Palm Desert and operated by Family YMCA of the Desert.