Dan Sturmon, VCA Vice President
Center Pointe Neighborhood
Susan Wood, Chair of the Parks and Landscape Committee, Center Pointe Neighborhood
Rancho Vistoso Parks
This month’s article is written by Dan Sturmon & Susan Wood. Dan is the Vistoso Community Association (VCA) Vice President and Architectural Landscape Review Committee (ALRC) Chair. Susan is Chair of the Parks and Landscape Committee, an ALRC subcommittee. They work together with members of their committees to support our residential and commercial members as well as all parks and common areas of the Vistoso Community Association.
In 2023, the Board of Directors, with guidance from the Parks and Landscape Committee, approved the replacement of damaged park furniture with durable attractive tables, benches, and trash cans. Also, park Sail Shades were replaced at Hohokam, Torreno West, and Wildlife Ridge parks. In 2023, the Committee worked to ensure repairs were completed to restore service to the Big Wash Park water fountain and conducted site tours of all park ramadas, resulting in a detailed report of needed repairs.
Fall has arrived in Rancho Vistoso, bringing cooler temperatures! It is the perfect time of the year for Vistoso Community members to get out and explore all your eleven private neighborhood parks. Two additional parks are within our boundaries, including Honey Bee Canyon and Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve which are managed by the Town of Oro Valley. Members are invited to picnic in the VCA parks, shoot some hoops, walk the dog, take a jog, or play tennis.
Park Ramada reservations peak in the month of November. Ramada’s are available to reserve at Moore Loop, Hohokam, and Wildlife Ridge Park – click HERE to download the reservation form or email [email protected] for further directions. Other park amenities such as fields and basketball courts are also available to enjoy first come, first served. The smaller neighborhood parks are also available on a first come, first served basis.
The Park Rules and Regulations are available for viewing Here. The Governing Documents Committee in collaboration with the Parks and Landscaping Committee is in the process of amending the present document to contend with modern day concerns such as vaping inside parks. The goal of the amendments is to simplify the existing verbiage and to stay up to date with member concerns. This document shall be reviewed at the VCA Board of Directors, General Session Meeting on 12/7/2023.
The Board encourages members to take advantage of these neighborhood parks which are funded by your quarterly membership assessments.