New playground going in at Holiday Harbor


One of Canyon Lake’s busiest parks, Holiday Harbor, is receiving a new playground this month. Crews started dismantling the old playground on January 11, keeping the new slide that was installed last year. The project is expected to take about three weeks to complete, weather permitting. During construction, residents are asked to avoid the playground area.

The new playground equipment for Steel Head Park has been ordered. The Association is coordinating the installation to start after the playground at Holiday Harbor is finished.

At the end of December, the aging playground equipment at Outrigger Park was removed. The Board is evaluating the type of equipment and/or structures that may replace the equipment.

Security Cameras

The POA Board expects to vote on the contract for the new security cameras at its mid-monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 19, at 6 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room.

Main Gate Project

Construction on the Main Gate is projected to begin at the end of January, weather permitting. Project details and bid set documents can be found at

State of the Association

The Association’s inaugural “State of the Association” event will be held Friday, February 19, at 12 p.m. The Board of Directors and General Manager will address 2015 achievements and project plans moving into 2016.

Restaurant Management

Marin Management is now managing both the Country Club Restaurant and Bar and the Lighthouse Restaurant and Lounge. With the support of Marin Management in place, the Association has hired one Food and Beverage Director, Neal Thomas, to oversee both facilities. Thomas will manage “front-of-the-house” and “back-of-the-house” managers at both facilities.

Thomas, a resident of Canyon Lake, comes to the Association with more than 25 years’ experience in the restaurant business. He has been the recipient of several industry awards and has experience in launching restaurants.

The Lighthouse Restaurant has its own website,, providing information about the menu, upcoming entertainment, special promotions, how to book banquets, etc.

POA Exercise Classes

Classes can be purchased at Member Services or the Pool Office. Instructors cannot accept payment. To learn more about each class, visit

  • The newest POA exercise class is Funk Fitness, which meets Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m., and Thursday evening at 7:15 p.m. All classes meet at the Lodge. Class punch cards are $35 for five classes; $70 for 11 classes.
  • Zumba meets Monday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. Cost is $35 for five classes; $40 for 10 classes.
  • Evening Yoga meets Monday at 7 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. Cost is $25 for five classes; $40 for 10 classes.
  • Morning Yoga meets Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Sunset Beach Room at the Lodge. Cost is $25 for five classes; $40 for 10.
  • Line Dancing – Beginning meets Tuesday at 2 p.m.; Intermediate meets Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room. Cost is $20 for five classes; $40 for 10.
  • Dancercise meets Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Pool View Room at the Lodge. This class is free.

Lake Lease Website

Residents interested in reading legal documents having to do with the Lake Lease and ongoing litigation between the Canyon Lake Property Owners Association and Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District can find the documents and other information in a website accessed through The next Case Management Conference is scheduled for February 4. View additional POA news at