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The Artist Shag and the RCENO Board members at the 2017 RCENO Home Tour


The Racquet Club Estates NORG (RCENO) is very proud to announce the installation of TWO Little Free Libraries in our neighborhood. Little Free Libraries (LFL) are hand-crafted structures filled with constantly changing collections of books donated and shared by people of all ages and backgrounds. RCENO joins the world with being a part 40,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world. They are represented in all 50 states and more than 70 countries. The RCENO LFL’s are located in front of the homes at 896 E. Racquet Club and 2275 N Starr. For more information, please visit In the meantime, share the goodwill with our neighborhood; stroll by, stop by and “Take a book, Return a book” and enjoy!


Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon and Robert Perry at the RCENO Annual General Meeting



RCENO booth at the ONE-PS Annual Picnic 2016. Fantastic fun with friends and neighbors!

2016 picnic

RCENO President Robert Perry presenting a $5,000 donation check for Well in the Desert to rep Dennis Jory.


The RCENO Board
with Celebrity guest speaker Linda Gray
at the 2016 Home Tour Reception

Board 2016


Stanley Hunt and his son Jason are in Palm Springs from Fort Rupert to restore their father’s totem pole in Victoria Park
RCENO President Robert Perry presenting a donation check for $3,000, dedicated to the school library, to Vista del Monte School Principal Blanca Luna and Library Technician Beverly Taylor


RCENO President Robert Perry presents a $1,500 donation check for Vista Del Monte School to Principal Joseph Scudder



President Robert Perry presenting a $1,000 donation check to Desert Blind and Handicapped Treasurer George Holliday.
Desert Blind and Handicapped
RCENO President Robert Perry, board members John Russell, Sylvie Teicher, Donna Chaban, and member Dennis Vasquez present a donation check for $2,500 to Roy's Desert Resource Center chairperson Denise Welch


The RCENO Board
with guest speaker Steven Price
at the 2014 Home Tour Reception


RCENO President Robert Perry with his 1966 Galaxie 500 at the Modernism Week Car Show with popular artist Shag and RCENO member Jane Guy

2013 Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade
RCENO Vice-President Terry Towne presents a check for $500.00 to the Palm Springs Police Department to assist with the purchase of a new K-9
RCENO President Robert Perry accepting thank you plaque from Randy Vaughn, President of Palm Springs High School Band Boosters, for RCENO's $2,000 donation for band expenses to march in 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, DC.


CA Home & Design article
on RCENO's 2013 Home Tour!tour


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The mission of Racquet Club Estates Neighborhood Organization is to improve the quality of life in our neighborhood. As a team of neighbors we meet to discuss and act upon issues affecting our neighborhood; striving to improve the safety and appearance of our neighborhood and to enhance communications among neighbors and with the city.

jaxRacquet Club Estates Neighborhood Background
Racquet Club Estates Neighborhood Organization (RCENO) became an officially recognized organization by the City of Palm Springs in spring, 2008. The City of Palm Springs' Office of Neighborhood Involvement ( encourages and assists in the development of neighborhood organizations within the city. These neighborhoods enjoy an increased involvement in government affairs, improved communication between citizens and city government, and they help to facilitate programs and projects of benefit to neighborhoods and the city.

With nearly 550 single family residences, RCENO is quite possibly the largest of Palm Springs' neighborhood organizations. Our organization area is roughly contained within the streets of San Rafael, Ave. Caballeros, Vista Chino, and Indian Canyon Drive. The vast majority of residences in our unique neighborhood are attributed to very iconic and respected area developers and architects.


Designed by the respected architect William Krisel A.I.A., the Racquet Club Road Estates development was the largest single-family tract home venture built by the famed Alexander Construction Company, and comprises the greatest area of RCENO The beauty of these post and beam homes designed in the mid-century modern vernacular is found in the soaring waferthin rooflines, clerestory windows, an open floor plan, and a unique indoor-outdoor relationship. Enormous lot sizes contribute greatly toward the livability and enjoyment of these homes.


The Meiselman homes, located towards RCENO's southern boundary, is another sizeable block of historic mid-century modern residences built using the post and beam technique, clerestory windows, tongue and groove ceilings, scored stucco treatments, and walls of glass that contribute to indoor-outdoor enjoyment of amenities. Both Alexander and Meiselman hoped to capture and capitalize on the growing "second home market" of the era, appealing to potential buyers interested in an affordable vacation home.



Lastly, RCENO is proud to represent the seven Donald Wexler A.I.A. designed homes and the Alexander Ranch Homes near its northwestern most boundary.

The “Wexler’s” are the most innovative homes and are designated as Palm Springs Class One Historic Sites. These Wexler homes epitomize the exuberance and optimism of the mid-century modern era. They also showed their functionality of implementation, whereas every component of the entire home could be placed within its central core (kitchen, dual bathrooms) and literally shipped anywhere in the world. The unfortunate downfall of the Wexler homes was that the structural components were constructed entirely of steel. A sharp increase in the cost of steel shortly after construction of the seven homes made it unprofitable to build additional units.

Alternatively, on the tract designated for the steel homes, the Alexanders built the first phase of their newly redesigned “All Seasons” homes, designed by the prestigious architecture firm of L.C. Major and Associates. These homes with their 1,456 square foot spacious interiors, open floor plans, and improved insulation, were now intended for year round living. The outside structures of these homes with their low hip roofline and angled beams have a distinctive Polynesian flair that was widely popular due to increasing interest in Hawaiian travel.

Racquet Club Estates Neighborhood Organization in many respects represents a very traditional neighborhood, a mature, established neighborhood with a school, park, and a fire station. But we are also a neighborhood that in recent years has enjoyed an infusion of a new and vibrant energy...motivated residents willing to work hard to protect and improve upon our quality of life that is created within this unique setting.