SPRING IS AROUND THE CORNER
They say love is in the air….it’s truly in the water and it is dangerous. The alligators are falling in love and can become aggressive as they start nesting over the next couple months. We recently had a family lose their beloved dog and we don’t want anyone else to experience this: PLEASE!!! Keep your dog (and all pets) on a leash at all times. Never, never feed the alligators (or any wildlife) and never, ever allow your dogs in the lakes and canals. We also discourage walking near the water’s edge and if you must do so, remain alert. All the lakes and canals are connected to the wetland and preserve area on the west side of PGA National so there are plenty of gators who will generally leave us alone if we stay away from them.
Alligators can stay submerged for quite some time and they often “patrol” with only their eyes above the water line so you won’t know they are there even if you’re looking for them. It only takes a small splash in the water and a submerged gator can grab whatever it is so please stay away from the water and the banks. Just because you don’t see the monster doesn’t mean it isn’t there!
I WANT TO PLAY
I believe we are never too old to enjoy our childhood so I was excited that the new playground equipment would arrive in March…..then I got the call that it would be July! Of course, the reason is Covid delays (yawn, tired of that one!) but we just have to wait. I can promise that the new playground equipment in Burwick Park and Marlwood Park will be worth the wait but it sure seems like it has been a lifetime.
For those who have waited for the Master Park renovations, I am happy to report that the complete irrigation system overhaul in all POA parks and along all main roads, is just about complete. All the benches in Masters Park were replaced last fall and the walking path is being re-surfaced (probably as you read this). The gardens will be re-planted over the next few months. The Board and Maintenance Committee are still working out a more permanent solution to the path that will accommodate runners/joggers (i.e.: not be a hard surface) and that will be attractive without costing a small fortune. I know it seems like everything takes forever but jobs in a place the size of a small city must be done in particular order (like making sure irrigation is perfect before planting) and like the playgrounds, I’m sure you will be happy with the finished result. Again, thanks for your patience.
The PGA POA Annual meeting will be held at the PGA Resort Grand Ballroom on Wednesday, March 16th at 6:00 p.m. so if you haven’t already submitted your ballot and voting certificate, please do so now.
Wishing all of you a happy, and most importantly, a HEALTHY Springtime.