Thursday, August 1, 2013

Community Facilities Pictures for Oak Creek Valley


I have had lots of questions about what we get for our $84 per month association fee.  We get a huge amount, including over a mile of frontage with trails on Oak and Spring Creeks which are owned by us!

We also have a sewage system, shared garbage collection costs, and great artesian wells owned by the community which are reasonable priced at about $100 per month in addition to the HOA fee, but our billed together monthly.  The internal roads are well maintained, we have a clubhouse for meetings, a gatehouse and a working gate, a small library, a pool, tennis and basketball court, 3 employees who do a great job maintaining our systems and common lands.  We also own a pueblo which was the first one excavated since Tuzigoot in the 1930's by professional archeologists.  Below are a few pictures of some of these facilities.  

Remember the community backs up to National Forest or the creeks so we have lots of great wild animals.  I watched a jackrabbit hop up the trail to one of our pocket parks at the top of Oak Creek Trail the other day! The people who would be happiest in this community are those who value quiet and the natural scenery.  However, both Sedona and Cottonwood are only a quick 15 minute drive.

 I see ducks and blue herons here every day!
 one of our trails which are well maintained by our volunteer greenbelt committee
 we have several parks with amenities such as picnic areas, benches, grills, views etc.
our waterfall on Spring Creek with trails into the National Forest and the mesa top with views of the red rocks of Sedona

the following are a series of photos I took in December 2012 during a walk along the Spring Creek Trail:







one of the marked species along the trail
the irrigation ditch gate
the end of the trail is at the National Forest!



the footbridge across the Creek
the footpath above the creek


Saba heartily approves of this particular hike



our weird black and white rocks