Welcome to Lakewood Gardens Civic Association!

The Oldest Contiguous Home Owner's Association in California!

Mission Statement

Lakewood Gardens Civic Association is a non-profit organization that operates a community clubhouse, sponsors and supports association events and activities, and provides a safe, fun, family-friendly environment for Lakewood Gardens resident-members.


“A civic association is a type of organization whose official goal is to improve neighborhoods through volunteer work by its members.“ (Wikipedia)


Become a member

The LGCA clubhouse is here to be a fun place for members to enjoy! Come take a swim in the pool with your family! Rent the clubhouse for family parties at a discounted rate! Attend Member-Only events! (Movie Night, Game Night, etc.) But you must be a member to take advantage of these benefits. Click on the "Join Us" button below (or the "Join Us" tab to your left for more information on membership.)


We have recently opened up "Sponsored" memberships--only a current LGCA Member in good standing can sponsor another Lakewood resident for membership. Sponsored memberships are on an annual basis and the membership fee must be paid up front in full. Click on "Join Us" button below for the membership rate.

 

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About us

Lakewood Gardens Civic Association is a voluntary membership in a community clubhouse in Lakewood Gardens. It is also the oldest homeowner's association in California and draws its members from the 452 homes built in Lakewood Gardens. We've been proudly serving the Lakewood Gardens community through a historical chain of caring volunteers since 1948!!

 

The clubhouse consists of a small front lounge with kitchen, a fireplace, and a bathroom; a larger main hall with a small stage, a bar area, two bathrooms; and an outdoor pool area with a large swimming pool, tables, and chaise lounge chairs. The clubhouse is available for a Discounted Member Rental Rate to members in good standing.

Clubhouse rentals are also available to non-members at Lakewood Resident and Non-Lakewood Resident rental rates. See Clubhouse Rental tab for more details and rental applications.


Clubhouse Hours: 7am to 10pm daily. (Subject to clubhouse rental times. If the clubhouse is rented, members can still swim in the pool until 4pm.)


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Upcoming events

Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:00 AM • LGCA Clubhouse
Sunday, December 22, 2019 2:00 PM • LGCA Clubhouse
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 1:00 PM • LGCA Clubhouse
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 •
Sunday, January 19, 2020 2:00 PM • LGCA Clubhouse

History of Lakewood Gardens

 

Lakewood Gardens was built in 1946-1947 by a developer named Paul Trousdale. It is bounded on the north by Ashworth Street, on the east of Lakewood Boulevard, on the south by South Street, and on the west by Hayter Avenue. There are 452 homes in this area.

 

At the corner of  Lakewood 

Boulevard and Ashworth Street Mr. Trousdale built a clubhouse and a small swimming pool for use by the residents during the construction and sales period.  Upon completion of the project, Mr. Trousdale gave the residents the choice of owning and operating the clubhouse and facilities or deeding it over to the County of Los Angeles .  A meeting of the residents resulted in the decision to retain clubhouse and the Association was formed as a non-profit corporation 501(c)4, operated by elected representatives and volunteers. The necessary papers were drawn and on January 1, 1948, the Lakewood Gardens Civic Gardens was created .  The first mayor of Lakewood, Angelo Iacoboni, was a resident-member of Lakewood Gardens Civic Association.

 

Membership has always been on an optional basis, with a small initiation fee, plus monthly dues and a great deal of effort on the part of those who volunteer to keep it functioning.

 

In 1952 we became a part of the City of 

Lakewood, but still retained our individuality by remaining Lakewood property and to operate it as a non-profit corporation.   


Each year, in January, the Association holds its Annual Election and Meeting, at which time a slate of officers and board members is elected to serve as a Board of Directors to guide the activities of the group and to maintain the clubhouse premises.   Swimming is extremely popular to our members during summer months, and they bring their families in to enjoy the patio-furnished 1/4 Olympic-sized swimming pool.


Other member activities might include potlucks, card parties, pancake breakfasts, dinners for special occasions, fundraisers of one sort or another, and movie & game nights.


Community activities include: Blood Drives, Polling Place for local/state/federal elections, and events that are open to everyone in the community such as the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Costume Parade & Party, and Project Shepard food drive.


Recent modifications to the clubhouse facility include: 


2015:
1) New front entrance doors with access control panel installed

2) Security system & video surveillance cameras installed

3) New planter with roses lining the Lakewood Blvd side of the property

4) WiFi access to members & guests,

5) Re-decorated Member Lounge.


2016:

1) The clubhouse exterior was painted, 

2) New exterior lighting (on timers) for the front of the building were added, 

3) Pool deck overhead lights were upgraded (on timers), 

4) Motion sensors for the bathroom lights (on timers) were installed, 

5) New recessed lights added in courtyard entrance, 

6) The electrical panel was upgraded, 

7) A/C units were installed in both the small and large halls,

8) A solar electrical system was installed

9) New windows installed in large hall


2017:

1) Thermal pool heating system was installed.

2) New kitchen window installed

3) Replaced men's bathroom ceiling light with new fan light

4) Patched up drywall hole in men's bathroom ceiling

5) Purchased new pool deck furniture (4 picnic tables & chaise lounges)

6) Painted the pool deck inner wall

7) Purchased palm trees for around the pool deck area


2018:

1) Purchased new table & chairs for additional seating in Member Lounge

2) Purchased & installed 2 flat screen TVs in the Member Lounge

3) Installed new door lock for easier member access to the Member Lounge


2019:

1) Planted flowers in the planter beds

2) Added curtains to the women's bathroom and large hall


Your active participation in volunteering for the different events, Board positions, and activities helps keep the clubhouse operating costs down, making it run more efficiently, and most importantly, maintains our dues at the lowest possible rates over years.





Corporate Office & Mailing Address: 

4217 Ashworth Street, Lakewood, CA  90712

(562) 443-4583



Clubhouse Rentals by email only please: Rentals4LGCA@gmail.com


Membership: (310) 651-4570

Email: MembershipLGCA@gmail.com


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