Joshua Tree Community
|The community of
Joshua Tree, Population 12,000, is located 165 miles east
of Los Angeles and 40 miles north of Palm Springs,
Califonia, in the Mojave Desert. Due to the elevation of
2,800 feet, the temperature of this unincorporated area
within San Bernardino is warm but not hot during the
summer months and, on occasions, has snow during the
winter months. As an unincorporated area, the community
of Joshua Tree is governed by a Board of Supervisors of
the County of San Bernardino. The responsibility of the
fire, park, and streetlighting services for this
community are provided through a county service area
known as County Service Area 20, Joshua Tree. Local
members of the community are appointed to serve on a
Municipal Advisory Council and are responsible to the
County Board of Supervisors to report the wants and
desires of the community to them regarding local issues.
The community of Joshua Tree has two fire stations, four
parks, one of which contains the Joshua Tree Community
Center, over 200 streetlights, Chamber of Commerce,a two
year college, and a local water district governed by the
State of California.
Joshua Tree is located at the gateway to the Joshua Tree National Park which is internationally know for rock climbing and its natural beauty. Within a five mile drive you will enter into the beauty of the national park. Within a two hour drive from Joshua Tree you can be on the beautiful coast line of Southern California or within one hour be in the snow at the ski lifts within the San Bernardino mountains.
The Joshua Tree Community Center, located at the Sunburst Park in Joshua Tree, is the hub of activity within the community. A five day a week Nutrition for Seniors lunch program including Meals on Wheels has been in operation at this location for over 15 years. Recreation programs for all ages are available at this facility with tennis courts, ballfields, and palyground/picnic areas available within the surrounding grounds.