SPOTLIGHT - The Newbie Nook

Welcome to Emerald Pointe RV Resort
The information provided below is a brief overview of some things you need to know about the park.  More complete information can be found by clicking the underlined links in the spotlight sections below.
"Monday Morning Coffee" Meetings: Please join us at the clubhouse every Monday morning for coffee, doughnuts and some good ole fashioned "visiting" with your neighbors.  It's more than coffee, it's where you'll hear important announcements and learn what's happening in the park each week. ALL residents (renters and owners) are invited and encouraged to attend.
8:00  Coffee: Bring your favorite mug and enjoy unlimited refills for only 50 cents.  A variety of doughnuts (including sugar free) are available for sale.  
8:30  Meeting: Our awesome MC will start your week off with a smile and you might even be the big winner in the weekly 50/50 drawing! 
Park Activity Calendar:  The activity calendar can be viewed in the Library and in the glass enclosed bulletin board on the outside of the club house.  It's also convenient to view or print from the website's home page under the large photo of the club house.

Putting an "Easy Access" icon on your phone or tablet makes accessing the calendar quick and easy and oh so convenient!  Just tap the Emerald Pointe Icon and then tap the "Calendar" icon.  You don't even have to login!

See instructions below on how to add the "Easy Access" icons to your preferred device, or contact one of our Website Support Group for assistance.  We're happy to help!
 
How to Create an Easy Access Icon to the Emerald Pointe website.
 
Rules and Regulations: It's most likely that two of the reasons you chose Emerald Pointe are (1) because of its great appearance and (2) its reasonable fees.  Strict property regulations and park rules are required to keep our great appearance, and an awesome volunteer crew keeps our fees down.  Below are  a sampling of rules you need to know.  For a complete list of park "rules and regs" be sure to read them here.
 
  • Water Usage – only well water may be used for watering plants, washing vehicles, pressure washing, etc.   City water MUST NOT be used for these activities.  Well water connections are marked in red and city connections are blue.  Can't find the red spigot? Contact Gerald Aikens for assistance.
  • Clotheslines  - are limited to “umbrella type” and must be removed and stored when not in use.  As a courtesy, please consider not displaying laundry on Open House days when many guests are visiting the park.
  • Antennas and Satellite Dishes – BOD approval must be acquired before installation.
  • Pets – only service animals are allowed in or around the club house or recreational areas.  Pet droppings are to be picked up immediately and deposited in the dumpsters, not the preserves.
  • Property Modifications - written approval must be obtained prior to making ANY changes to your property (lot, building, landscaping, etc.).  Modification requests must be given to the Lot Improvement Committee for review and recommendation to the BOD for approval (at their sole discretion).  Failure to do so will result in cumulative fines. Lot Improvement Request Forms are available in the Office, the Library and here, on this website.  Completed forms should be turned in to the Office.
 
 
Reminder - when entering Emerald Pointe, the driver entering has the right of way.  There is a 3-way stop at the intersection for the drivers across from the entrance and to the right and left of the entrance.  Near misses have occurred already this season and the park is not yet full.  Please pay careful attention at the intersection and be sure to give the car entering the park the right-of-way.  Golf carts and bicycles must also yield to the driver entering the park.  ​Additionally, speeding continues within EP, posing a risk to all residents.  Please remember that the speed limit is 10 mph for all vehicles including golf carts.  
 
Waste Disposal: There are two garbage bins & one recycling bin that are clearly marked. Please sort your garbage accordingly. The dumpster area is camera monitored and someone will contact you if you are caught disregarding rules. 
 
  • Recycle bin - No garbage, plastic bags or glass. Cardboard must be broken down. 
  • Please throw your garbage to the back of the bins. 
  • No TVs, electronics or large items allowed in bins.
  • Do NOT leave garbage on ground if bins are full. The garbage drivers will not pick it up and therefore it will be left for someone else to clean up. Please be respectful.
  • Garbage is picked up Monday, Wednesday & Friday during our busy season. 
  • Please refrain from putting tree trimmings, yard waste, etc. in the bins on weekends - as they do not pick up on weekends.
 
The Message Board: The Message Board is where you can post questions and keep updated on the "happenings" within the park.  You can proactively go to the website and read what's been posted on the message board, but the ONLY way to get notified automatically is to subscribe to the categories.  You can always unsubscribe later if you wish. Don't be a lurker, please participate! :-)
 
 
The Pool and Spa:  Modern Men's and Women's shower rooms are adjacent to the pool and include clean bathroom facilities.
  • All children under 15 MUST be accompanied by an adult resident.
  • The pool and spa are currently open only during daylight hours.
  • Both are heated, but very low air temps may make these temps unsustainable and higher air temps will raise water temps.
    • The spa is heated to 104 degrees
    • The swimming pool is heated to 85 degrees
On Site: Emerald Pointe offers "stuff to do" for everyone, including frequent entertainment.  Most activities are free to attend and can be found on the monthly event calendar.  When there is a charge for dances or other special entertainment,  "In House" tickets can be purchased at the Office or from one of the following ladies.  Click their name for contact info: 
 
On Site Activities
Happy Hour: Happy Hour is a social gathering every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:00 pm at the Pavilion next to the pool. Bring a beverage of choice (doesn’t have to be alcohol) and a snack to share. 
 
Game nights: Game nights are a great way to meet your neighbors while enjoying the evening.  Don't know how to play some of the games?  Not to worry . . .  come on up to the clubhouse and we'll show you how.  We all had to learn, and you'll be welcomed.  No sign-up required, just show up!
 
Other free activities: Be sure to check the monthly calendar on the home page for other on-site activities.  There's always something to do, and someone to do it with!  See the "Activities" page under the "Resident" menu topic, for details on all the fun stuff to do here at Emerald Pointe.
 
 
Off Site Park Sponsored Activities
Dinner (at noon) and a Play: Once a month many residents travel to the Show Palace Dinner Theatre in Hudson for their noon productions.  Check out "Upcoming Events" on the website for dates, tickets and additional info or contact Betty Conrad
 
Ladies Luncheons:  All ladies are invited and encouraged to attend the monthly outings .  These are a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy their company.  Dates are on the monthly calendars; sign up in the library in the "Entertainment & Activities" white notebook.
 
Golf:  Men's (Wednesdays) and Women's (Tuesdays) leagues are available.  Sign-up sheets are in the library in the "Golf" notebook.
 
Bowling:  "Just for fun" bowling is held on Thursday mornings at the Pin Chasers bowling alley in Zephyrhills.  No need to have a partner.  Sign up in the library in the "Entertainment & Activities" white notebook.  The cost is $xxx for three games and shoe rental.  Deb Leahy will collect the fee in the library on Thursday mornings at XX o'clock.
 
Group Bike Rides: The Emerald Pointe Spinners 
Golf cart Policy: Golf carts may be operated on the roadways within the park at any time only by persons at least 16 years of age.  The park speed limit for all vehicles is 10 mph and golf carts are to comply with all posted traffic control signs.  Lights are required outside of daylight hours. 
 
Golf carts may also access the dog park and common areas behind the clubhouse during daylight hours.  This access is via the right side of the utility shed on Amethyst Drive and may be closed when the ground is too wet.  When in the common area respect the privacy of the adjoining properties and also avoid driving on the banks of the ponds or too close to the preserves.