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Things to Do in Hesperia

Things to Do

Visitors and residents alike find a variety of fun and interesting activities in Hesperia. From shopping to four-wheeling off-road, Hesperia is central to some of the best recreation in Southern California and the Mojave Desert.

For folks who enjoy leisurely activities, there are several local museums including the Harrison Exhibit Center at 16367 Main St that is currently featuring a History of Hesperia exhibit. Other nearby museums include the Route 66 Museum in Victorville, the Daggett Museum in Daggett, and the Mojave River Valley Museum in Barstow.

You can find affordable fun for the whole family in and around Hesperia. The Hesperia Zoo offers an exotic animal encounter not to be matched elsewhere in the High Desert area. Housed on 10 acres in Hesperia, the zoo offers guided tours for families and groups.

Baseball fans can enjoy a Minor League baseball game with the High Desert Mavericks in Adelanto. The “Mavs” are a Class A Advanced Affiliate of the Seattle Mariners and advanced to the playoffs in 2009.

Families will also enjoy visiting destinations such as Calico Ghost Town near Barstow and the California Speedway in Fontana. The San Bernardino County Fairgrounds hosts a variety of events year-round in addition to the Fair in the spring.

Lovers of the outdoors enjoy plenty of desert exploration both on foot and in vehicles. The region is home to many trails for hiking and discovery as well as excellent legal Off-Road areas. Four wheel fanatics may want to check out Dumont Dunes, Johnson Valley, Stoddard Valley, or Rasor OHV areas.

Although it is nestled in the desert with its dry, dusty terrain, Hesperia offers plenty of golfing on rich, lush greens.

The Hesperia Golf & Country Club, recently acquired by the City of Hesperia, is currently managed by Hesperia Recreation and Park District and offers 18 holes of golf on a course that was once a stop for professional golfers.

Golf aficionados can continue their game with their choice of several nearby golf courses.

The services of the Hesperia Recreation and Park District aren’t limited to golf. HRPD is an independent special district created in 1957 by Hesperia area residents to provide recreation facilities and programs for the proper use of leisure time and conservation of the recreational and open space resources of the area. HRPD encompasses approximately 100 square miles, primarily within the City of Hesperia, but including some of the unincorporated areas of Summit Valley and Oak Hills. HRPD receives funding from property taxes, grants, developer dedication or in-lieu fees and a lighting and landscape assessment.

Recreation Programs and Activities

The Hesperia Recreation and Park District’s commitment to recreation programming encompasses a broad range of activities designed for a cross-section of age groups, interests and cultural backgrounds.

Organized programs are offered at the parks, community centers and schools. Programs and activities include: Youth Programs, Senior Citizen Activities, Skating, Youth and Adult Sports, Sports and Fitness Classes, Special Interest Classes, Fishing and Camping, Aquatics, Community Wide Special Events

Parks and Facilities

The Hesperia Recreation and Park District’s current system of parks and facilities range from small neighborhood parks to the regional serving 200 acre Hesperia Lake Park. Within the existing facilities are eight developed parks, three community centers (one established for senior activities), one youth and teen activity center, one gymnasium, one roller rink and one park currently under construction.