Announcements

Ladera Courts & Skate Park Reopen

Ladera Ranch, CA – Beginning Friday, May 15 Ladera Ranch Maintenance Corporation (LARMAC) will reopen tennis courts, volleyball courts, the basketball court at Avendale Clubhouse and the skate park to residents with temporary restrictions in place.

LARMAC’s reopening of sports courts and the skate park is the next step in a stepwise approach that follows the guidelines for the phased reopening plan from the State of California and Orange County Health Agency.

At the May 13th open session meeting of the Board of Directors, the five-member Board reviewed and adopted a plan for a phased reopening of the community’s amenities. According to Joe Ribotto, LARMAC president, “We’re excited to announce the reopening of our courts and skate park. We’re all eager to get back to a normal operation of our wonderful community and this (reopening) is a positive next step.”

Ribotto notes that the Board’s decision to reopen the sports courts and skate park came as a direct result of the State of California updating the roadmap for modifying the statewide stay at home order.

LARMAC has a fiduciary responsibility to Ladera Ranch homeowners to make intelligent, timely and financially responsible decisions that protect homeowners and property values. Legal costs and potential lawsuits are ultimately borne by homeowners by way of association insurance premiums, increased assessment fees and/or special assessments. The Board is conservative when making decisions that could potentially put homeowners at financial risk; and with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) posing an unknown level of risk, the Board will strictly follow the directives from state and county officials.

Below are the details of the reopening and usage guidelines for the sports courts and skate park:

Basketball Court (Avendale): Residents may use the courts starting Friday, May 15 at 8:00 a.m.

  • Available on a first-come, first-served basis 
  • Single player or same household play only
  • Shooting practice and drills only, no group or team play
  • Resident use only, no guests. Resident access card required
  • Physical distancing of 6 feet to be maintained at all times

Skate Park: Residents are able to use the skate park starting Friday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m. with the following guidelines:

  • Available on a first-come, first-served basis 
  • A maximum of 20 residents may use the skate park at one time (updated from 10 on Sunday, May 17)
  • Time limit is 30-minutes per session
  • Residents may use the skate park for multiple sessions 
  • Residents only with a valid skate park access card, no guests
  • Physical distancing of at least 6 feet to be maintained at all times
  • Skate park hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tennis Courts (and Pickleball): Courts reopen Friday, May 15 at 8:00 a.m. Residents may make reservations starting Thursday, May 14 at 4:00 p.m. on LaderaLife.com.

  • Singles only play is allowed (no doubles)
  • Single person lessons are permitted (one resident to one instructor)
  • Social distancing of 6 feet should be observed
  • Residents are recommended to follow safe play practices as outlined by USTA

Volleyball Courts: Residents will be able to use the courts starting Friday, May 15 at 8:00 a.m.

  • Available on a first-come, first-served basis 
  • Singles play or same household use only, no mixed team play
  • Residents only, no guests. Resident access card required 
  • Social distancing of 6 feet should be observed

The LARMAC Board is confident that residents of Ladera Ranch will be able to use the courts and skate park while maintaining all of the health and safety guidelines as recommended bythe State of California. Residents should continue to practice social distancing and safety guidelines outlined by the state and the Orange County Health Agency. 

Update on Pools:
The Board understands that residents are anxious to once again be able to use community pools for exercise and recreational swimming. On Friday, May 8, 2020 the State of California updated its stay at home orders and provided the clear directive that public pools were not permitted to be open until after “Stage 2” of the state’s resilience roadmap. The Orange County Health Agency has also issued the same directive for all of Orange County and has provided guidelines for HOAs to follow when pools are eventually reopened. The Board is standing by to be able to react quickly to reopen Ladera Ranch pools once given the direction that it is safe to do so. The LARMAC Board has increased the frequency of its executive session meetings from monthly to weekly in order to continue to evaluate updates to government agency direction and the use of LARMAC facilities. 

As information develops, LARMAC will continue to make informed decisions, guided by governmental agencies, to best serve the community. To find the most current information on COVID-19 related community updates, visit the COVID page or the announcements section of LaderaLife.com.