New Steelhead playground opens, then closes


There is a beautiful new playground at Steelhead Park, which opened early last week. The aging playground structures were replaced with new swings and a new structure that has multiple slides and climbers. There also is a “Ten Spin,” a reinvention of the traditional merry-go-round built to accommodate up to 10 children at a time.

Unfortunately, soon after it opened, parents reported that some of the wood chips in the base had points sharp enough to penetrate their flip-flops and other shoes. This week the Association closed the playground to consult with the playground vendor about the base.

Board Packets Due Today

Members interested in running for the CLPOA Board of Directors can pick up an Intent to Run packet at Member Services. Packets must be completed and returned to Clerk of the Board Lynn Jensen by today, February 19, at 3 p.m.

Two of the five seats on the Board are up for election on May 12. The two-year terms of Douglas Gordon and David Eilers will expire in May.

For more information about the Intent to Run packet or the election, email Lynn at

State of the Association

The Association’s inaugural “State of the Association” event is being held at the Lodge today, February 19, at noon. The Board of Directors and General Manager will address 2015 achievements and project plans moving into 2016. This is an event for the membership (prime and associate members).

Due to limited seating, members were asked to RSVP for this event by contacting the Corporate Office at 951-244-6841, ext. 210.

Country Club Website

The Association launched a new website for the Canyon Lake Country Club. The new site,, offers information about the Canyon Lake Golf Course, Canyon Lake Country Club Restaurant and Bar, banquets and event booking information, a calendar of events and much more. In addition to the new website, a social media campaign was launched in December that utilizes Facebook, Yelp, Instagram, and Google.

This stronger online presence will support the current “Non-resident Annual Golf Membership” campaign that started in December 2015.

AARP Driving Class

The AARP, in conjunction with the CLPOA, is providing an eight-hour Drivers Safety Program in the POA Conference Room on Saturday, March 5, from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The class is $20; however, AARP members can present their AARP card for a discounted price of $15. Residents can sign up for the class by visiting the Association’s Member Services office.

This class is taught by trained instructor, Don Duncan. By taking this driver safety course, participants will learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate a vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. In addition, many insurance companies offer a discount for completing this course. For questions about this course, call Don at 951-244-7513.

Pool Opens in March

The pool is scheduled to open March 12. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Water Aerobics will will be held every Monday through Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

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

  • Funk Fitness. 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.