Starting on August 1, 2019, pre-construction work on the new downtown fire station located on the northside of Buddy Rogers Avenue near Date Palm Drive will begin including site surveying and utility work. The new fire station will replace the current fire station 411 located at the southwest corner of Date Palm Drive and Buddy Rogers Avenue.
In order to conduct the pre-construction work and the completion of the new fire station, 2nd Street Park will close to the public as expected. In anticipation of the closure of 2nd Street Park, the City developed Ocotillo Park located at 33300 Moreno Road. Residents will find amenities of 2nd Street Park at other city parks including:
- Ocotillo Park, 33300 Moreno Road
- Century Park, 69908 Century Park Drive
- Panorama Park, 28905 Avenida Maravilla
- Town Square Park, 68701 Avenida Lalo Guerrero
The temporary Cathedral City Dog Park on Buddy Rogers Avenue will remain open during the construction process.
The new state-of-the-art $8.9 million fire station is expected to be completed in October 2020. Funding to construct the new fire station comes from the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the City Urban Revitalization Corporation.