Almost 20 years ago, my family and I moved to Aliso Viejo seeking a residential environment with beautiful landscaping, accessible parks, award-winning schools, and a safe community to raise our children in. Soon after purchasing a home here, I learned about the many parks and amenities available to us. What I didn’t immediately understand was the role of our community association.
Here in Aliso Viejo, we have 23 parks for the community to enjoy along with numerous events that entertain and engage our residents. Most of those parks are owned and maintained by the Aliso Viejo Community Association (AVCA) and funded through our quarterly dues. Throughout the year, AVCA hosts community events like the July 4th fireworks show, Halloween Parade, Egg Hunt in the spring, and concerts in the park. The sports parks provide a place for the Aliso Viejo Little League, Aliso Viejo Girls Softball and AYSO to play and compete, rounding out our community activities with fitness and competition.
Like our longtime City volunteer program, AVCA also provides volunteer opportunities for community members, including a chance to serve on its Board of Directors and committees that serve the association. I began my public service on the AVCA Parks and Recreation Committee, and my first experience with the Aliso Viejo City Council in that role was working with one of our founding City Council Members, Cynthia Adams. I later served in many capacities on AVCA’s Board.
The Aliso Viejo Community Association provides our residents with entertainment, community interaction and an opportunity to serve the public for adults and youth, but it also maintains the beauty of part of our city. AVCA is made up of a dedicated staff, volunteers, and an army of vendors and community partners who manage and maintain the parks, slopes and common areas in our area. Thank you to our partners and friends of the Aliso Viejo Community Association. Let’s continue to work together!