Welcome to Tahquitz River Estates Neigborhood Organization (TRENO)
Spectacular Entrance to South Downtown Palm Springs!
Tahquitz River Estates Neighborhood Organization, (TRENO) is a volunteer, non-profit organization that was formed in 2006 and is recognized as an organized neighborhood by the City of Palm Springs. Tahquitz River Estates is located at the entrance of South Palm Springs, stretches along both banks of its namesake, Tahquitz Creek in the watershed of nearby Tahquitz Canyon, the historic home of the Aqua Caliente Indians and includes the Cahuila Elementary School. With a 70 year history of iconic Palm Springs architecture, including Mid-Century Modern, Spanish Revival and Modern Contemporary styles, Tahquitz River Estates boasts many fine restaurants, vintage hotels and specialty stores and is just minutes away from downtown Palm Springs.
The development of Palm Springs’, Tahquitz River Estates (TRE) has been long and fascinating history since it’s first Spanish Revival Homes that were built in the 1930s. Most famously know for it’s 1940s Paul Trousdale Homes along it’s namesake Tahquitz River Wash, TRE also has been home to many, many famous residents including enigmatic Dr. William Scholl, the foot care specialist who in 1948, purchased a very large compound, which he named “Casa de Rancho”, that straddled both Morongo and Sonora Roads.
The Tahquitz River also known locally as “the Wash” was originally funded by Pearl & Austin McCallum around 1947, to provide flood control. Prior to this, development was too risky but, with the canal in place, developers including Paul Trousdale were enticed to the area.
TRENO would like to pass on this important training session that is FREE to Palm Springs neighbors. Chuck Menley who trains our police also does seminars on home invasions. He is well known and an expert on how to prepare your home so it is not as assessable for a break in
Greeting Fellow Neighbors from Paul Crippan, TRENO Council member who lives across the street from the Cody Project (Mesquite and South Palm Canyon). I move here in 2001 and it was an 11 acre overgrown field. After many starts and stops with a number of developers, it is FINALLY happening.
The TRENO (Tahquitz River Estates Neighborhood Organization) will be holding its’s Anuual Spring Fling, Social Get together for the community. We’ll celebrate our successes with Modernism Week and look for for direction on how to spend those funds. Bring your great ideas on how to make Tahquitz River Estates - EVEN BETTER!
Robert Victor is a retired astronomer from Michigan State University's Abrams Planetarium and now living in Palm Springs. He'll be offering free sky watches in April in the Tahquitz River Estates Neighborhood.