Updates from Transportation, Recreation and Special Events

On Sunday, March 14, Orange County advanced to the Red Tier in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which guides reopening with respect to COVID-19. Hotels, theaters, places of worship and many other businesses and services may now reopen indoors at limited capacity, and restrictions have relaxed at retail stores, malls, restaurants and many other businesses and services.  

That means Laguna Woods Village has the green light to advance and expand amenity offerings, as well. 

Below are updates for the Transportation Division and Recreation and Special Events Department. 


Starting Sunday, March 21, to accommodate residents needing transportation to worship services, the Transportation Division will restart the Boost program using Lyft rideshare. To schedule a ride, please call Transportation at 949-597-4659. Note: This service is currently not available using the Lyft phone app. 


Equestrian Center Lesson Program


  • Available tee times expanded; social distancing blocks removed
  • Two golfers per cart allowed 
  • Five golfers allowed per group pending pro shop approval
  • Walk-ups allowed
  • ForeUp requires online payment before play; golfers can proceed directly to the starter at the reserved tee time
  • View “Conditional Reopening of Golf” for details

Hot Pools 

  • Open Thursday, March 18
  • Scheduled swimmers to check in with Recreation staff upon arrival to sign up for hot pool time
  • 15-minute time limit when there is a wait; recommended use – 5 minutes only
  • Capacity is limited at the hot pools at Pools 1, 2, 4 and 5 to four users for proper distancing
  •  View “Conditional Reopening of Pools” for details

Lawn Bowling 


Will open on a limited basis when Orange County is in the orange tier and social distancing parameters are in place. 

Pools 1 and 6

  • Pool 1 heat exchanger (boiler) requires replacement (approximately four weeks to receive, install and configure) 
  • Pool 1 closes Wednesday, March 17; Pool 6 opens same day
  • Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; opens at 10 a.m. Tuesdays for weekly maintenance
  • Limited to eight reservations; two swimmers (same household), per reservation 
  • Pool 6 closes when Pool 1 reopens
  • View “Conditional Reopening of Pools” for details


  • All touch points eliminated except on-court seating benches, squeegees and brooms. Players are allowed to broom and squeegee the court. Staff will disinfect these items twice daily. 
  • View “Conditional Reopening of Tennis Center” for details

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Unless otherwise stated, all meetings, events and amenities are for the use of Laguna Woods Village residents and their authorized guests only.