Please note that Oasis at Roadhaven will be closing to complete summer projects effective 06/12/2022. They will reopen on 08/16/2022.
While early summer storms have offered a small reprieve from the heat, the winds and rain have the Roadhaven palms trees dropping debris daily now. Please note that we have trimmers scheduled to begin work the second week of July. Our maintenance crew is working diligently to keep debris to a minimum while we wait our turn to be trimmed.
Throughout most of the year, you will see 3 flags flown just outside the administrative offices. The American flag, the Canadian flag, and the Arizona flag. Our security crew is responsible for raising and lowering flags as needed and they regularly inspect each to make sure they are free of damage. The only times you will see them down are when they are lowered per executive order, stored during inclement weather or when they need to be replaced. We are currently awaiting replacements and backups for all flags.
If you haven’t already, raise your flags for Canada Day, July 1, and Independence Day, July 4.
To learn more about Canada Day, check out Canada Day History, Celebrations, and More.
To learn more about Independence Day, read through Happy Independence Day, America!
You may have noticed that there haven’t been any major website updates on the Fitness Center and Billiards Summer Projects. This is because we are still waiting for permit approval. For more details, please read the article ‘Summer Projects Update 05/27/2022.’
To stay on schedule, we have decided to change the order of what we work on next. What that means is that we will begin work on the Card Room and Library now since we do not need a permit for those areas. We will retexture and paint the walls, paint the acoustic ceiling tiles, replace the flooring, replace blinds, replace outlets, paint existing shelves and add more shelving.
Please continue to check the SUMMER PROJECT page of the website for updates, we will keep you updated as projects continue.
There’s just no way around it, summers in Arizona are HOT! Average temperatures in Apache Junction are 106 in July. Even though the Sonoran Desert has a ‘dry heat,’ triple-digit temperatures are not comfortable and sometimes not safe.
Heat Illness is a real condition and occurs when the body becomes too hot and is no longer able to regulate its own temperature. Although there are several types of heat illness; three of the most common are heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
Check out these 5 simple ways to be smart about the Arizona Heat
Limit Sun Exposure
Staying out of the heat as much as possible during the hottest parts of the day. Look for indoor activities.
Create a Buddy System
As it continues to get hotter, make sure to check on family, friends, and neighbors regularly.
Wear Light + Loose Clothing
Avoid black or other dark colors that soak up the sun’s rays. Wear loose-fitting clothing and take advantage of any breeze in the air.
Know the Signs of Dehydration
Dry, flushed skin
*Try to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
Apply before participating in outdoor activities
In many places, summer has the best weather of the year and people can spend most of their time outdoors hiking and biking without even thinking about the heat. But in Arizona, the hottest weather comes during the summer months.
Thankfully, there are a lot of fun ways to cool off and enjoy the summer. Check out these 5 Cool Ways to Beat the Arizona Summer Heat.
Treat an Arizona summer like a Midwest winter
Stay inside on those relentlessly hot days! There are often heat warnings here in the valley with highs exceeding 120 degrees Fahrenheit. These are the best days to gather around the TV and binge-watch your favorite shows, paint, or enjoy any other indoor activities that spark your interest. It is kind of like a snow day in the Midwest except hot!
Local malls are a wonderful place to beat the summer Arizona heat without adding to your personal energy bill. Tempe Marketplace is an open-air shopping center, so you’ll get plenty of A/C with an occasional dose of sunshine between store visits. This mall has roughly 1.3 million square feet of retail space, over a 100 shops and restaurants to choose from and more than 300 events a year. You can also enjoy one of the many gathering and entertainment areas or just sit back and take in the dramatic lights and laser elements. No matter your choice, you’ll have an interactive shopping, dining, and entertainment experience.
No summer in Arizona is complete without deliciously cool ice cream. While you can find an ice cream parlor just about anywhere, the Sugar Bowl in Scottsdale has a retro vibe that will take you back in time. They have been serving customers since 1958 and have remained virtually unchanged in menu, décor, and location. Stop by for a scoop of ice cream, fresh fruit sherbet, tempting sundae, Camelback soda, refreshing float, or creamy milkshake.
Grand Canyon Caverns
When the Arizona heat gets brutal, head underground. Located near the town of Peach Springs along Route 66, the Grand Canyon Caverns is the largest dry cavern in America. These caverns are located more than 200 feet below the earth’s surface and are accessible via elevator. There are many different tours to choose from, including a guided walking tour or even a ghost walk tour. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, consider the Wild Tour. It’s 2.5 hours and you can explore caverns that few people have seen. There is also underground dining in the Cavern Grotto and overnight accommodations that range from a ranch house, motel room, or an RV campsite.
Take advantage of the early mornings and long nights
Run your errands as early as possible or after the sun goes down for the day. Fortunately, the sun sets earlier in the summer, so you have plenty of time! Not only are the later parts of the day good for running errands they are a great time to go out and enjoy the company of friends and family. Going out in the summer during the day just sounds unbearable but it’s not so bad once the sun starts to set. Enjoy those long summer nights while you can!
If you have enrolled in autopay for your HOA assessments, the amount that will be withdrawn on July 1, 2022, will automatically adjust from $650.00 to $675.00, you do not need to do anything.
Please note that Oasis at Roadhaven will be closing to complete summer projects effective 06/12/2022. They will reopen on 08/16/2022.
From the General Manager
Over the last few years, and most recently this past season, we have spoken quite a bit about the ongoing drought in the southwest. Because there doesn’t appear to be an end to this situation; it cannot be emphasized enough that it will take all of us, working together, to conserve our precious water resources.
In Section X: Water Conservation of Roadhaven’s Rules and Regulations, we outline the guidelines for water use in our park.
We will remove citrus trees at no cost to homeowners. If you’d like a citrus tree removed, please contact the front office or fill out a Citrus Tree Removal form on the website (Under Residents>Resident Forms and Info>Printable Forms>Citrus Tree Removal (scroll down on the right-hand side of the page). You can submit the request anytime and we will remove the citrus tree during the off-season.
You will notice that homes may only be washed one (1) time and at the beginning of the season using a pressure washer having a flow rate of two (2) gallons per minute (GPM). If you see someone washing their park model or their driveway with a hose, gently remind them about water conservation and our Roadhaven Rules and Regulations. If you are not comfortable with discussing this with your neighbors, please call Security at 480-982-1367 and they will come to chat with them.
You can also help by not washing your driveways (use a blower or sweep) or your vehicles (take them to a car wash where they use recycled water). Replace high water demand plants with low water demand plants. The following links provide some great resources.
Roadhaven Management and the Board of Directors are always looking at ways we can reduce our water consumption. Some examples include replacing turf in non-playing areas on the golf course with rock gardens, replacing shower heads with low-flow showerheads, and replacing all the toilets in the public washrooms.
We need your help, more than ever before, to keep the Valley of the Sun a vibrant, sustainable destination location. Many of you come from areas that have more abundant water resources. Please look at the news stories below and help us preserve the future of your beautiful ‘home away from home.
Below you’ll find updates on all projects currently underway at Roadhaven. You can follow the progress of each project here RESIDENTS > SUMMER PROJECTS
ACTIVITY OFFICE, BILLIARDS, CARD ROOM, FITNESS CENTER, LIBRARY
We submitted plans to the City of Apache Junction on April 20, 2022. The city requested additional information on April 26, 2022, and again on May 3, 2022. We provided what was requested in both instances. The permit is now in the Acceptability Phase (AP) and the City of Apache Junction has 21 business days to respond.
Jim Knudson and his maintenance crew have done a phenomenal job with demolition and prepping each space for what comes next. We do require permits to start framing and electrical in the billiards, fitness, and activity office areas.
We have a good relationship with our selected contractor J&S Construction. They have been instrumental in working with us to define and refine the scope of these projects. J&S Construction and all subsequent sub-contractors are ready to mobilize after the permit is received.
We are optimistic that we will meet our deadlines and be ready in the fall.
OTHER PROJECTS IN PROGRESS OR COMPLETED
Cantina roof – In progress
Cart path change – In progress
Golf course drainage – In progress
Turf removal – In progress
Concrete has been cut for the water fountain drain in Phase II – In progress
Planter drainage – Completed
Pickleball bulletin board installed -Completed
5 new commodes installed in Teton building – Completed
6 resident risers have been replaced – Completed
2 resident valves have been replaced – Completed
As a resident of Roadhaven, we have lots of amenities and extras for your enjoyment and convenience. Stop by and check out the Roadhaven Costco Card and stock up for the season. Have a project you need tools for? We have a Garden Shed with loads of items from ladders to power washers, rakes, and trowels. We even have a Garden Cart you can check out to help you haul your wares. Do you need medical or baby supplies? We have a Medical/Baby Shed stocked with walkers, canes, wheelchairs, high chairs, strollers, toys, and much more. Just stop by the Front Office to have a volunteer assist you. You can review items available to you here RESIDENTS > RESIDENT FORMS AND INFO > RESIDENT SERVICES
It’s very easy to place your internet on “SEASONAL HOLD” and “SEASONAL RECONNECT” when returning.
Email email@example.com or call 602 234 0917 (option 6). Please provide your complete name/address (including lot#) and desired disconnect or reconnect date.
If you have Smart door locks, doorbells and/or security cameras, we have a program called “HOUSE WATCH” that for $20/month will power these devices.
If interested in “HOUSE WATCH” please call 602 234 0917, option 3 (sales) —> option 3 (communities) to enroll in the program
Contact our Roadhaven CenturyLink Representative,
How: Ben Alto at 602-730-9372 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note, new orders may take up to 6 weeks to fill.
My name is Camelot Camel and here is my story.
Every Christmas season my owners would set me up outside along with my first family…a man, his wife, and a special baby boy. As time went on, I got separated from my family on west Erie Ave. when the new owners didn’t have a need for me any longer.
A kind couple a few doors down took me in, and they shared me with friends, however, I was fearful of their pet dog Ozzie. Soon after, things took a turn for the worse. I spent weeks baking in the hot AZ sun behind their shed when the man decided to take me to the dumpster. My fate was sealed, or so I thought.
The next night, the man who’d gotten rid of me was filled with regret. With the help of a neighbor, he went back to the dumpster in search of me. Low and behold, deep the depths, amongst the empty liquor bottles and smelly garbage, they found me! Imagine my relief!
It was decided from that point on, I would become a traveling camel throughout Roadhaven. I would secretly show up any time, any place, bringing a smile to the next person lucky enough to get “Cameled” and hopefully continue to be passed on.
The Hospitality and Information Center will be closed from April 4 to November 1. However, we do have a number of Hospitality volunteers who are here for the Summer Season and are willing to give tours, assist new homeowners, and be available to answer questions. To Contact Hospitality, please email email@example.com or call 480-982-5311 and you will be put in touch with a local Hospitality Volunteer. We are here to assist in any way we can!
Reminder: Minimum age to operate a golf cart is 16.
Section V: General
B. Traffic Control and Parking
2. Existing state regulations, including the minimum age of sixteen (16), shall apply to the use of all motorized vehicles within the resort. Lights are required for all such vehicles during the hours of darkness. Motorcycles and scooters (except those used for maintenance) are restricted from all areas of the golf course. VIOLATION PENALTY: CAT1, SEVERE OFFENSES, COMPLY IMMEDIATE (Approved & Effective 3/18/2021)
Reminder: You cannot have a get-together on the golf course and the walking paths are only to be used from dusk to 10 pm.
Section IX: Golf Course
C. The golf course is to be used exclusively for playing golf and is not to be used for other purposes. VIOLATION PENALTY: CAT3, LESS SERIOUS OFFENSES, COMPLY IMMEDIATE (Revised 3/11/2014)
D. No riding golf carts shall be allowed on the golf course without specific permission of the Golf Club and/or the golf shop supervisor. Golfers having a paid membership and/or having paid the course fee for the Roadhaven Golf Course may pay an additional designated fee to use their golf cart, only on the path, while playing golf and displaying the sticker on the cart. VIOLATION PENALTY: CAT3, LESS SERIOUS OFFENSES, COMPLY IMMEDIATE (Revised 2/16/16)
Reminder: Cover-ups must be worn to and from the pool.
Section VIII: Swimming Pools and Therapy Pools
B. Only proper swimming attire shall be worn in swimming and therapy pools. The wearing of “street clothes” in swimming or therapy pools is strictly prohibited. Adults are required to use body coverings, including the torso, when using any of the common areas (this is any area excluding your lot) except when in the enclosed fenced pool areas. VIOLATION PENALTY: CAT3, LESS SERIOUS OFFENSES, COMPLY IMMEDIATE
The Volunteer Patrol Program was developed to supplement Roadhaven’s Security Patrol and we have openings.
Volunteers will not be actively involved in any violations and will report their observations directly to Security Patrol personnel who will respond.
Last Updated 07/01/2022
There have been changes made to the classified section.
The reason for this is because the software we had in place was creating conflicts throughout the website.
Now, registered Roadhaven.com users can post Classified ads and Real Estate Listings using the same form.
For complete instructions on how to post or edit a Classified or Real Estate listing, please read the example Classified Ad here.
Together they moved to Obert, Nebraska where Lyle farmed the family farm before moving to Yankton, SD and joining WNAX in the farm department to give the on-air farm reports. Over their 40 years living in Yankton, Lyle & Jackie raised their family, watched their grandchildren grow up, and built many lifelong friendships. Lyle got his Real Estate License in the early 80’s and later bought Westgate Mobile Home Park in Vermillion, S.D before retiring and spending their winters in Apache Junction, AZ. Summers were spentin Logan, Utah attending their Summer Senior Program, then seeing family and friends on their way back to AZ.Lyle was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Yankton, and was actively involved.
He loved playing golf in his early years before picking up tennis at the age of 60.He would spend countless hours “perfecting” his game over the next 35 years —even lugging his ball machine to the tennis courts in his “classic” and historically licensed El Camino. He enjoyed many card games including May-I and Bridge, and never stopped analyzing how he could improve his play. He was an avid reader who never stopped learning. He enjoyed history and believed a snail-mail letter was a great way to communicate to his grandchildren. He was actively involved in many things which kept him young at 94, continually moving back the age at which he would “finally pick up shuffleboard”.
A Celebration of Life will be held on November 5th from 1 – pm at Roadhaven in Apache Junction.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Nelson Burgess in his 91st year at the Chilliwack General Hospital. George was born in Calgary on September 18, 1930. He is predeceased by his wife Connie and his sister Jean. George is survived by his sister Hazel, daughters Shirley (Brian), Shonnean (Lyle), Shelly (Rob), son Russell (Jane) 12 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
After retiring from trucking at age 61 with an impressive record of safe driving, George and Connie lived their lives to the fullest, traveling around the world and eventually making a summer home in Chilliwack B.C. and a winter home in Arizona. George loved to golf, woodwork, and participate in all the social activities offered in the communities in which he lived. He loved nothing more than spending time with his own family and his Roadhaven Resort family. It was at Roadhaven that he met his “favourite golf partner”, Joyce. He was always ready with a joke and a story about the latest accomplishment of one of his grandkids or great-grandkids and quick to offer you one of his famous homemade Snickerdoodle cookies.
He is already dearly missed by his friends and his family.
Happy travels, Grandpa George.
Robert “Bob” Warner, a longtime resident of Roadhaven, passed peacefully on February 28, 2022. Bob enjoyed his many years here and his involvement in Shuffleboard and Lapidary.
We said our final goodbyes to Gene Sack who passed away 3-23-22 in Coon Rapids MN. Gene had fond memories of the past 12 years wintering at Roadhaven Resort. He missed not being able to enjoy the Arizona weather this winter due to his failing health. He shared his adventures and bantering while playing shuffleboard, bocce ball, and golf. He will be missed by family and friends. R.I.P.
Embry's Women's Health is offering free COVID19 testing at several Apache Junction locations. Click here to find testing locations and to schedule an appointment.
You can find the guidelines and benchmarks on the home page of the website just under the main image.
When: Every Tuesday from 9:00 am - 10:00 am.
Where: Rec Hall
No charge for new badges.
Replacement badges $5, paid for at pick up.
Badges will be placed in mailboxes within 48 hours.
Join us for Coffee & Donuts every Tuesday in the Rec Hall. Social hour begins at 7:00 am, Club & Activity Office announcements and vendor presentations begin at 8:00 am. Do you have a Club announcement? Send a representative to present and the floor is theirs!
Yes, we ask residents to be respectful of their fellow residents and our maintenance crew by breaking down their boxes. Let's help one another out; if you see someone that is struggling to get boxes broken down, offer your services and we will do the same.
There is a Lost & Found in the Front Office. You can come in and check for lost items or drop something off that you found.
We understand the roll-off dumpster is getting full quickly and are working with Republic Services to increase the frequency of pick-ups. All waste companies that provide service to our area have a waitlist for roll-off dumpsters. Please do not pile items over the edge.
Washers and dryers are serviced by an outside company.
Click here to read the full response from the Board of Directors.
Workampers are adventurous individuals, couples, and families who have chosen a lifestyle that combines ANY kind of part-time or full-time work with RV living. Workampers is a national program and this season will be the fifth year Roadhaven has partnered up with Workampers. Workampers is a wonderful resource when not enough volunteers are available, on a consistent basis, to work in some of our busier areas - such as the Activities Office. Many of the resorts in the East Valley are experiencing similar challenges. If you want to learn more about Workampers, please check out this link.
Volunteers are exactly that, volunteers. They give hours out of the goodness of their hearts and do not require or expect anything in exchange.