A historical landmark, Palm Springs Walk of Stars was founded in 1992 and honors individuals with a Golden Palm Star embedded on the sidewalks of
Palm Springs. Honorees must have, by their presence in the area, contributed to the charm, worldwide prominence and name recognition of Greater Palm Springs.
Stars are located on the sidewalks of Palm Canyon Drive, Tahquitz Canyon Way and Museum Drive. THE STARS There are currently 287 stars. The first stars were
awarded on February 26, 1992 to Earle C. Strebe, William Powell, Ruby Keeler, Charlie Farrell and Ralph Bellamy.
The categories are: Show Business, Literary, Pioneers/Civic, Humanitarian, Sports, Military. Requirements and guidelines are set forth in the Palm
Springs Walk of Stars’ Star Dedication Criteria.
The donation for each star is presently set at $7,500. The Walk of Stars is a 501-3 C corporation and the donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the
The Walk of Stars helps promote Greater Palm Springs, enhance its appeal as a tourist destination, and educate the community about its past.
Its board of directors is committed to education and plans to award scholarships to deserving aspiring students of the arts.
A local board of directors administers the business aspects of Palm Springs Walk of Stars, a non-profit corporation, at no cost to the City of Palm Springs. Palm Springs Walk of Stars president, Robert Alexander, is also the president of The Motion Picture
Hall of Fame Foundation, which manages Las Vegas Walk of Stars.
Similar programs are under development in other cities.
President, Palm Springs Walk of Stars Board of Directors