Public Safety in Carlsbad

La Costa Oaks has been an area of rapid growth in Carlsbad, but we might not be as involved as we should be in public safety issues. Carlsbad has several hundred volunteers in its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP) programs. Your La Costa Oaks Board would like to know if we have CERT or SVP members among us. If you have been trained to participate in CERT or SVP, would you please call the HOA office at 760-943-6650 or email and let us know who you are? We think you could be helpful when there are public safety issues that affect La Costa Oaks.

And if you are not already involved and would like to know more about these opportunities, check out and Search for CERT for emergency preparedness volunteer work or Search for Volunteers to see police department volunteer opportunities. The City of Carlsbad has over 2,000 active volunteers who enrich life in Carlsbad in many programs and departments.

SPLASH Pool Deck Reconstruction & Temporary Closure

Please be aware of this advance notice.  The concrete pool deck at the SPLASH is beginning to deteriorate much sooner than it should.  The Board has taken action to replace the pool deck with higher quality concrete and apply an appropriate sealer to ensure that the new deck does not have the same early failure issues. 

The Board recognizes that both of our pools get plenty of use, and with this in mind, they are recommending that this reconstruction work be completed between October 15 and December 15 this year.  During this time, the Oaks Club Pool will remain open and be available as usual.  The goals is to have the work done when the pool receives the least use and to have the pool re-opened prior to the Holidays. 

Landscape Master Plan

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Landscape Master Plan

The Landscape Committee along with the Board of Directors and Management have worked to evaluate the La Costa Oaks common areas and create a prioritized Master Plan to renovate the landscaping throughout the community. We have created a plan that will enhance the beauty of the community, balanced with sustainability and water-wise practices.

Below, you can click on the links to see the maps for South and North sections of La Costa Oaks with corresponding reference numbers. Those numbers can be found on the priority chart with location descriptions. We will continue to update the completed areas by filling in the green boxes.

All of the Priority 1 and Priority 2 items have been completed in the last four months. You will see that many areas of the community landscape have had major renovations and are growing in well. The Landscape Committee and Board of Directors will review the Priority 3 items later this year and determine the timeline for installation in 2018 or possibly advance the schedule and begin work in some of those areas in late 2017.

We have been able to create significant savings in our water bills and allocate these budgetary savings to accelerate the pace to complete these projects. We will continue to do our best to allocate additional resources to these projects as the Board is able to do so.

If you have any questions, please email me at: We look forward to maintaining and enhancing the beauty of La Costa Oaks.

How to Report Urgent Issues!

We are in for another powerful storm this weekend. Strong winds will precede periods of heavy rains. So far, we have fared well with previous storms and have had no major issues with flooding or erosion. However, we did lose a few trees in the last big storm and can expect to see some damage with this storm. Below is a list of who to contact for various issues that arise.

How to Report Urgent Issues

  • To report flooding or blocked storm drains call the City of Carlsbad: (760) 931-2197 This line is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • For emergencies threatening public safety, property or the environment, immediately call 9-1-1.
  • For La Costa Oaks landscaped areas, slopes, parkways, parks, etc.

During Office Hours (760) 943-6650
After Hours (877) 577-6462 Follow the prompts and leave a detailed voicemail message. The on-call manager will take the necessary steps to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Helpful Links

City of Carlsbad, What to do during the storm?

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