A Compelling Vision

The Idyllwild Community Center exists to enhance the quality of life for every resident of the hill communities and visitors to the area, by creating vibrant recreational, cultural, and social opportunities on one uniquely beautiful and accessible site in the center of Idyllwild.

Community based timeline

In a carefully planned and well-articulated design process, this singular property is becoming the heart and soul of the community. Step by step, as resources become available, the programs, facilities and activities are evolving to serve the needs of people of all ages, interests, and abilities.


Segments completed as of December 2015.

An 18 station par course with walking paths along Strawberry Creek. An imaginative playground with age appropriate areas. Designated spaces for pickle ball, horseshoe games, summer concerts, yoga and tai chai. A gazebo for birthday parties and small group gatherings. A dog park and a skate park on leased property.

In the Permitting Process

Segments in the permitting process and awaiting final funding as of December 2015.

Site development with landscaped parking and walkways. Outdoor amphitheater for musical and theater events. The Butterfield Family Center, the community's place to come together in a multi-use facility for activities and programs that serve the needs and interests of our diverse and deserving citizens.

Future Stages of Development

Segments designated for future stages of development as funding permits.

Recreation center/gymnasium and indoor pool.

San Jacinto Mountain Community Center, dba Idyllwild Community Center, is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation funded by private donations