Desert Christ Park overlooks the high desert town of Yucca Valley in southern California. Here the visitor may find more than forty snow-white statues and images portraying scenes of Christ's life and teachings.
Dedicated on Easter Sunday 1951, this park was the vision of Eddie Garver, known at the time as the Desert Parson. Through a series of events, the Desert Parson was introduced to artist-sculptor Frank Antone Martin, the creator of these remarkable works of steel-reinforced concrete, and together they began a journey that would span time and test, and produce one of California's most iconic and historical parks. The park transcends denominational considerations and we welcome all to remember and celebrate not only the visionary and the artist, but most importantly, the life and teachings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Desert Christ Park is open, free of charge, during daylight hours each and every day of the year. It is operated and maintained by the Desert Christ Park Foundation, a non-profit organization, comprised of volunteers and governed through an elected Board. The Foundations mission is to preserve the vision of the Parson and the Sculptor through purposeful repair, improvement, and maintenance of the statues and grounds, ensuring this majestic expression of peace and hope remains a significant contribution to California's rich artistic history for generations to come.
Financial maintenance is through grants and donations. If you would like to financially support the Foundations efforts, you may send your donations to the Desert Christ Park Foundation, P.O. Box 2102, Yucca Valley, CA 92286. All donations are tax deductible.
"...as much as lieth within you...live peacefully with all men..." Romans 12:18
Our humble thanks to Christopher Lee & Onward Films for allowing us to share his work on our website. This is a beautiful film, beautifully directed, narrated, & scored. It brings to life not only the sculpted works of Antone Martin, but the life & teachings of Jesus Christ. Do not leave this page without watching it. You will never be the same. Selah.
PARK ADDRESS: 56200 Sunnyslope Drive
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
On the corner of Sunnyslope Drive and Mohawk Trail next door to the Evangelical Free Church, Yucca Valley.
MAILING ADDRESS: Desert Christ Park Foundation
PO Box 2102
Yucca Valley, CA 92286