Who are we?
The Lunada Bay Homeowners Association (LBHOA) annually produces several seasonal events at Lunada Bay Park & Plaza. We are an all volunteer non-profit organization, whose efforts are supported through membership dues by Lunada Bay area residents and supporters. In addition to our familiar events, we advocate Lunada Bay interests with city government, encourage maintenance and preservation of our parklands & trails, pursue special projects, and make targeted donations to other community groups including our local schools.
It takes a love of community, respect for our surroundings, and a willingness to work to improve the unique setting we live in. These principles form the basis of our mission:
- Maintain and improve the quality of life in PVE and foster projects to achieve that goal
- Promote and encourage participation of residents in community activities and civic affairs
- Bring to the attention of elected officials city matters that are important to our residents and offer suggested resolutions
If this message resonates, please join us.
In the fall of 1999, enthusiastic residents of Lunada Bay met and formed a committee to address their common goals, centered around strengthening our community connections. They wanted to be a part of helping the City of Palos Verdes Estates improve our trails and parklands. They wanted to help the Plaza merchants to be more user friendly and pedestrian friendly. They wanted community events. A park – we needed a park in the center of our Plaza! The recommendations by this original group kept growing so they named the organization The Lunada Bay Home Owners Association and started a membership drive.
In the years since its inception, LBHOA has enjoyed remarkable success. The first order of business was to file papers to become a non-profit organization (501 c4). Then we hit the bricks running. Here are the projects we either initiated and/or facilitated.
Parklands & Trails
- Via Carrillo neighborhood park
- Rico Place neighborhood park
- Development of Lunada Bay park
- Supported the reconstruction of the Via Buena Trail
- Design and construction of the south entrance to the City
- Planting portions of the median strip along PV Drive West
- Refurbishing the Lunada Bay Fountain
- Revitalization of LB Plaza
- Restoration of Olmsted Trails
- Annual Santa’s Visit
- Earth Day celebration with a focus on eco-education
- Annual Harvest Festival
- Summer Concert Series in LB Park
There are hundreds of people to thank – all those people that have put their energy, imagination, and hard work into making us all feel better connected as a neighborhood. We owe thanks to that original group who, in 1999, saw all the possibilities that lay ahead. This group was led by Alanna Kennedy and assisted by Jean Burke, Danny Nieman, Robin DeBraal, and Randy Smith. Most of these “pioneers” are still involved today. We also need to recognize the Lunada Bay community that has stepped up to the plate, paid their annual membership fee, and attended the events. These accomplishments could not have happened without that support.
Lunada Bay, and the entire city of Palos Verdes Estates, has a rich and exciting history. It is the aim of LBHOA to make that past a part of our present and our future.