Long Range Master Plan Survey Results


Who knew the water fountains at the Main Gate would be so sorely missed already? If those who picked the top response in the CLPOA’s recent survey get their wish, the water feature will rise again after being added to the Long Range Master Plan. The other top choices in the survey include purchasing property out of the North Gate, dredging the lake, installing natural gas lines and bringing concessions to the pool and lake.

“The survey will help to improve our property values and build out the remaining community facilities,” Facilities Review Committee (FRC) Chairman Steve Libring says. “Let’s continue to work together to make Canyon Lake a better ‘Bit of Paradise’.”

The Long Range Master Plan Survey that the committee conducted will be used to gauge the community’s interest in future community enhancements as part of a proposed master plan and will be reviewed further by the Association for future development.

Now that the survey is completed and the data tabulated, the FRC plans to begin their analysis, Steve says.

The survey asked members to select the top five amenity enhancements they would like to see included in a community Long Range Master Plan. The enhancement suggestions were gathered from eight workshops the FRC held in June and August. It received 130 suggestions for community enhancements from residents and members of the community’s active clubs and committees. The suggestions were converted to a survey and published on the Association’s website and other social media sites for two months and was also available at the POA office.

Approximately 345 lots participated in the survey. Not all 130 suggestions on the survey were capital improvement projects for the Long Range Master Plan, but more of operational issues, activities or services.

The remaining list will be the subject of preliminary discussions and analysis by the FRC to determine potential space location planning, in order to “reserve” that space in the Long Range Master Plan, according to the Association. Some suggested amenities have a natural fit for where they may potentially go, and the Long Range Master plan would attempt to balance amenities so that all undeveloped land could potentially receive some future improvements. Eventually, costs will be determined, funding options explored and concepts submitted to the Board for consideration. For now, the survey results are the preliminary data the FRC will be using to begin formulating a plan.

“On behalf of the entire FRC, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the Long Range Master Plan Survey,” Steve says. “We couldn’t have done it without your participation.”

Other suggestions appearing in the Top 10 on the survey were: renovate the Country Club, pre-gate structure at Main Gate (aesthetics), fitness park – trails for hiking/biking, Canyon Lake entrance signs at all gates and sidewalks on major streets.

For the complete results, including the number of votes for each suggestion, go to Fridayflyer.com and click on this story.

Lighthouse Halloween

The Lodge’s Haunted Halloween Costume Party will take place inside the Lighthouse Bar on Saturday, October 29, from 9 p.m. until closing. This 21-and-over event will feature a bar menu, costume contest with a prize, free giveaways, and other frills and thrills. The “Bad Dancers” band will perform. Admission is free; valid ID required at the door.

In preparation for its Halloween event, The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar will stop serving its regular menu at 5 p.m. There will be a bar appetizer menu during the party.

Military Discounts

The Association is extending its gratitude to members of the community who are veterans or active duty military by offering 10 percent off a meal at the Country Club and 25 percent off golf merchandise during the month of November. Members must show a valid Military ID. Discounts excludes tax, gratuity and alcohol. Offer is valid during normal business hours only and not valid with  any other offers or discounts. One discount per person. Day-use green fees only for the golf course. Offer expires November 30, 2016.

Sip and Shop

The Canyon Lake Country Club Golf Shop is hosting a “Sip and Shop” on Thursday, December 8, from 12 to 8 p.m. There will be specials on all merchandise and a few fun games for even more savings. Refreshments will be served. Gift wrapping will be available.

Concerts at the Lodge 2017

The POA has announced the “2017 Concerts at the Lodge” schedule.

  • February 11 – Valentine concert will feature country music legend John Anderson.
  • April 22 – Classic Rock All Stars concert will feature Blue Oyster Cult, Iron Butterfly, Blues Image and Steppenwolf.
  • June 24 – Pop rock band Berlin will perform.
  • September 9 – Country music heartthrob Ty Herndon will perform.
  • November 4 – Leon Russell will wrap up the 2017 “Concerts at the Lodge” series.

Fall Pool Hours

The Last day the pool will be open is Sunday, November 27. It will reopen in mid-March.

Pool hours through November 27 are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lap Swim is Monday through Sunday, 7 to 10 a.m.

Water Aerobics is Monday through Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

Open Swim is Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Football Season

Football food and drink specials are offered during any televised NFL game at the Lodge. This includes Monday and Thursday night football, and regular Sunday football games after Sunday brunch. Specials include $3 Domestic Drafts, $2 Jim Beam fire shots, $1 buffalo or barbecue wings (individual, minimum of 4), $1.50 potato skins (individual, minimum of 4), $20 for a domestic pitcher and a pizza (pepperoni or cheese), $15 appetizer platter.

Tennis Court Project

The Association will begin the Tennis Court Rehabilitation Project on November 21. The project, approved by the Board in May, will renovate the Tennis Courts and surrounding area. Renovation will include: court resurfacing, replacing the mesh windscreens and fencing, caulking and striping, rail installment, pressure washing and fresh paint. The project is expected to complete in four to six weeks.

Campground Renovation

The Association has submitted an application and plans to the state for approval to proceed with the campground renovation as submitted. Per the City’s guidance, the Association is now seeking approval from the state to proceed with the design as planned.

Causeway Lighting

The Facilities Review Committee (FRC) is comparing lights and reviewing multiple options for lighting on the Causeway. The committee will make a recommendation to the Board based on its review.

Roadrunner Restrooms

Plans are completed for a new permanent restroom structure at Roadrunner Park. The Association is working with Elsinore Valley Municipal District to finalize a design that will facilitate a sewer connection for the proposed facility.

Lighthouse Hours

Monday through Thursday: 5 to 9 p.m.

Friday: 5 to 10 p.m.

Saturday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday Brunch: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday Dinner: 3 to 8 p.m.

The Bar and Lounge will remain open for one hour after the restaurant closes; however, the kitchen will be closed so food service will not be available.

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 canyonlakepoa.com or contact the Activities Department at 951-244-6841, ext. 618.

  • Yoga by the Lake meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Holiday Harbor and Saturdays at 9 a.m. at Sunset Beach. A participant’s first class is free; then will be $35 for five classes or $60 for 10 classes.

For more information, contact the Activities Department at 951-244-6841, ext. 618.

  • Water Aerobics meets Monday through Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the pool. Cost is $2 per class or $25 per month for unlimited classes.
  • Canyon Lake Fit Camp meets Tuesday and Thursday at 7 a.m. at Holiday. The class is $99 per month; first class is free.
  • 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.

Fesival of Lights

Visit Festival of Lights at Mission Inn

The Canyon Lake Senior Work Group has arranged a trip for seniors (50 years and older) to enjoy the Festival of Lights, held every Christmas season at the Mission Inn in Riverside. This internationally recognized event has been rated by USA Today’s 10 Best.com as the “Number 1 Best Public Lights Display” and by People Magazine as the second best Christmas light show in the United States.

Organizers say, “The Festival of Lights has to be seen to be believed. In fact, it should be on everyone’s bucket list. Many Christmas-related activities and street vendors are just outside the Mission Inn. For example, you can ice skate, shop for unusual Christmas decorations, or ride in a fairy tale-like horse drawn carriage.”

On December 8, at 4 p.m., a coach will depart the Lodge for a five-hour round trip to the Festival of Lights. The cost is $25 per person. Dinner at any of the nearby restaurants is on  one’s own. Reservations can be obtained at CLPOA Member Services. Only checks made out to the Canyon Lake Senior Work Group will be accepted. More information can be found on the Senior Center Work Group website at http://seniorcenter.webs.com.