What is the SPHA? The SPHA is the South Pocket Homeowners’ Association, a voluntary neighborhood organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in our area.
Who is eligible to join? Property owners in Union House, River Oaks Ranch 1, 2 3, River Oaks East are eligible to join.
Why should I join? All of the following activities and events are accomplished through the hard work of dedicated volunteers and through dues paid by SPHA members. Working together we provide residents of this community with several services:
- Marriott Park
Keeping our Marriott Park safe and beautiful is one of the primary goals of SPHA. Our dues pay for patrols of the park perimeter nightly, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
- Holiday and Special Events
SPHA creates and sponsors annual events for the neighborhood, including the Annual Holiday Party, the Easter Egg Hunt, and the National Night Out Celebration.
- Neighborhood Roster
This annual listing of residents, addresses and phone numbers, and emergency contact is a valuable tool. Available only to SPHA members.
- General Membership Meetings and Board Meetings.
General Membership meetings are held quarterly at Marriott Park . These meetings have a speaker of interest to the community, including our local representatives. The elected members of the board meet every month to plan events and take care of the business of the SPHA. All SPHA meetings are open to members and non-members. Only members may vote at General Membership Meetings.
- Around the Pocket
Our newsletters are produced by volunteers several times a year, and feature news about the community and upcoming events. Members’ dues pay for the printing and mailing of the newsletter.
- Community Development
SPHA volunteers keep neighbors informed of new housing developments, shopping centers, parks, etc in our area. We maintain strong relationships with local elected officials and sometimes represent our neighborhood at City Council and Planning Commission meetings.
- Design Review
An Architectural Review Committee Reviews plans for new homes and exterior renovations in accordance with the various CC & Rs that accompany each deed in this neighborhood.