Clubhouse 1 Project Update

The Project:

Renovations to the 41,000-square-foot, 60-year-old community landmark that hosts a wide range of recreation and social activities, is scheduled to begin in early March 2024.

This is the first substantial renovation of Clubhouse 1 since it was constructed in 1964. The project includes interior updates to flooring, wall coverings, lighting and fixtures in various locations within most of the clubhouse buildings. The project also includes door and window replacement, as well as painting of all exterior stucco.

To ensure resident safety, and to allow for completion of the work in the most timely and efficient manner, all Clubhouse 1 facilities, including the fitness center, gym, pool, bocce courts, archery, shuffleboard and all surface parking areas will be closed to residents during an estimated six-month construction period. The Village Library and Laguna Woods History Center will remain open, with parking access in the lot behind the library building. 

Recreation and Special Events Department staff is taking all possible measures to relocate as many Clubhouse 1 events as possible during the closure period. Over the next several weeks, Recreation staff will identify possible scheduling adjustments and will contact all impacted users. Staff requests your cooperation while waiting to be contacted.

Recent Developments:

  • A contract for the Clubhouse 1 project was approved by the GRF Board of Directors in November 2023 and has been fully executed.
  • The electrical and replacement door and window plans have been prepared and submitted to the City of Laguna Woods Building Department for plan review and permitting.
  • Plans for an interim bus pick-up and drop-off location are being coordinated.

Upcoming Milestones:

  • Pool repairs scheduled to start in February 2024. The pool will be closed to facilitate repairs.
  • Work and full campus closure is scheduled to begin March 4, 2024. The contracted construction work is scheduled to take 24 weeks for completion.
  • Clubhouse 1 reopening scheduled for August 2024

Your patience is appreciated, and the GRF board and staff are confident you will be pleased with the end results of this project. Stay tuned for more updates along the way!

For more information, contact the Recreation and Special Events office at or 949-597-4273.

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