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Coronavirus Response

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted our world and all facets of life. The health and safety of SAMLARC Members and their families is the SAMLARC Board of Directors foremost priority.

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Board of Directors Meeting Highlights - September 22, 2020

The SAMLARC Board of Directors held their monthly meeting on the evening of September 22, 2020. Due to recent declarations from the State of California and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, the physical assembly of the Board of Directors meetings was not feasible to accomplish while maintaining proper social distancing measures. In order to protect public health while continuing to support SAMLARC operations, the Board of Directors held a virtual Open Session Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Please click the button below to read highlights of the Board Meeting.

SAMLARC Park Use and Gatherings

As a reminder to all community members, the SAMLARC picnic shelters and playgrounds remain closed. Additionally, due to social gathering restrictions imposed by the State of California and County of Orange as a result of COVID-19, gatherings and parties in the parks are also prohibited.


All organized gatherings and parties require a permit issued by the SAMLARC Board of Directors. The SAMLARC Board of Directors is unable to issue permits for gatherings and parties at this time, due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, permits may be issued to organizations who meet all qualifications under the following State and County Guidelines including:

  • Campgrounds and Outdoor Recreation

  • Child Care

  • Day Camps

  • Youth Sports

These guidelines can be found on the County of Orange and State of California websites.


Authorized group activity is currently limited to SAMLARC youth sports and fitness program partners. Each of these organizations is permitted by State and County to operate with limitations and has submitted comprehensive plans to SAMLARC detailing social distancing, physical/social modifications, and sanitation measures. These groups are authorized by SAMLARC for specific and limited usage of the SAMLARC facilities.


Gatherings which do not comply with these guidelines or have a valid use permit from SAMLARC will be required to disband immediately.


The Board recognizes that COVID-19 has altered the ways that friends can come together to celebrate. As family members, neighbors, and Members, the Board is disappointed that full use of the SAMLARC amenities is currently reduced; however, the Board looks forward to re-opening SAMLARC’s facilities when it is permitted. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding, and for your assistance in keeping our community safe.

New: Exclusive Homeowner Portal

The SAMLARC community is filled with Members who lead dynamic lives – participating in SAMLARC programs, relaxing at the Parks, Pools, and Lagoon, investing in their homes, supporting community organizations, and enjoying SAMLARC’s “lifestyle village” experience. As technology has developed, SAMLARC has expanded its resources to stay connected with Members. Thanks to SAMLARC.org, social media, and the SAMLARC Life mobile app, Members and their families can stay up to date on the news, projects, and activities that make up this signature community. The SAMLARC Board of Directors is excited to launch a new way that homeowners can also manage the “business” facet of homeownership within SAMLARC: the Connect Resident Portal.

To learn more about this exciting new feature on SAMLARC.org, please click the button below.

Community Parking Lot Asphalt Project

Throughout September and October, SAMLARC will be conducting parking lot maintenance and repair projects at several parks throughout the community. These projects are necessary to protect the longevity, structure, and aesthetics of the parking lots. Work will begin on September 8th and each location will have varying closure schedules; lots may have limited access during this time. Individual parking lots will be closed for approximately one (1) day as the lots are serviced. Please click the button below to learn more.

Live Music at the Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club

Beginning Friday, August 7th, a live musician will perform at the Lagoon on Friday evenings in August and September from 5-7pm to enhance the serenity of the Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club!

Members will be able to unwind for the weekend at the Beach Club while listening to great music as they enjoy beautiful views! Members are welcome to bring a picnic dinner (alcohol is permitted in non-glass containers). In addition, the Beach Club Bistro will offer fare for Members to purchase and enjoy.

Please note that the current capacity and social distancing rules at the Lagoon will remain in effect, and Members must continue to observe social distancing protocols as they enjoy the music!

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