Mountain Park is one of the largest and most successful planned communities in the country. Over 8,000 people live here, representing a diverse demographic cross-section, from families with young children and retirees to renters and homeowners. Its location, nourishing aura, and focus on meandering streets, parks, paths, views and natural atmosphere have endured as amenities since its founding in 1968. And even through a period of generational change, community character has remained constant. To serve and protect this entity, an association of homeowners provides quasi-government, guiding with a 12-point set of values.
The homeowners’ four focus areas:
A scenic, landscaped, park-like setting. 185 acres of common property are open to all residents. Native trees, shrubs, floral beds, monuments and view vistas are mature and carefully maintained. Neighborhood streets are ungridded, creating inviting small nooks and neighborhoods. Networks of walking paths, parks and playgrounds and tennis courts draw people outside. A pervasive sense of naturalness, sustainability and worth prevails.
A common concern. Pride in place exists here that esteems the natural and extends all the way down to house and lawn maintenance. Guides for space use and building are embraced as positive protectors of neighborhood character, quality and value. Doing one’s part to keep things nice is expected, and people who live here feel empowered to uphold and preserve Mountain Park.
Dedicated community center. A 43,000 sq ft, professionally managed community center offers residents an aquatics facility, sports court, workout equipment, fitness classes, reading and meeting rooms and a wide roster of other recreational and social programs and services. The Playschool at Mountain Park and the Playschool Express offer childcare for children up to five years old. Essentially the community’s gathering place and living room, the clubhouse provides friendly, involving activity opportunities for members, tuned to community wishes regarding modest complexity and cost.
Codes and succession. Guided by our founding codes, covenants and restrictions, The Mountain Park Home Owners Association board, committees and employees strive to serve the member community in a respectful and professional way. Policies and practices promote transparency and consistency as board make-up and management evolves.