Farewell Whitewater Park, Hello Rancho Mirage Community Park

One of the jewels in my adopted city of Rancho Mirage’s crown has always been the beautiful public park located along the Whitewater Wash at 71-560 San Jacinto Drive, just off Highway 111 and a bit behind the landmark Elephant Carwash. Dubbed at its dedication as “Whitewater Park,” sadly its name baffled a generation of locals and visitors alike.