The LFA and its land are solely for the enjoyment of its members. The LFA is a non-profit corporation, funded by its members through dues and assessments and run by volunteers in the neighborhood.
Who We Are:
The membership of the LFA is established by ownership of specific properties which were part of the original tracts developed as Lake Forest Estates. This membership is irrevocable, and tied to the property. But participation in the LFA and access to the park and lake are dependent on payment of dues (see Dues below).
We also have an Associate Membership program which provides limited access to the lake and park to a limited number of homeowners near the park.
What We Do:
The membership of the LFA is involved in many activities.
Lake management is a big job. Upstream development has made it necessary to drain and dredge the lake several times over the years. The last dredging effort in 2001 cost over one million dollars. The lake is in better shape than ever, but our work is not done.
Communication is vital to a healthy association and neighborhood. A lot of information is available on this website. The LFA also sends emails to members registered for the website. The LFA sends out a least two mailings each year. Invoices and statements are mailed in late winter or early spring. Those paying their annual dues are subsequently sent via email the lock combination for the LFA park gate. In addition, all members are invited to the annual membership meeting, usually held in November.
Because of the costs of owning and managing a lake, each member is assessed annual dues. Less than half of this money goes toward the annual operating costs of the organization. The rest is saved for future lake management expenses, such as dredging and dam maintenance. These costs are inevitable and expensive, so raising this money is imperative. For information regarding Dues and Initiation, click here.
Lake Forest Association Information Booklet:
The Lake Forest Association Information Booklet has a lot of facts about Lake Forest and color photos.