This tree-lined, artificial lake is one beautiful example why the Palm Desert Civic Center Park is so popular among families. The waterfowl are already here, so what are you waiting for? Join them! This lagoon is named for Walter H. Snyder. After a 30 year career with Lockheed Corporation, he “retired” in Palm Desert yet served on the city council for 17 years and was major for three terms. He was a major contributor to the city’s development before dying in 2010.