• 2719 S. Reyes
  • Mesa, AZ 85202
  • Administration: 480-831-8314

Learn More about our Activities Below

NOTE: This class is seasonal.

Instructor: Karen

When: Thursdays (May 26 – October 8, 2020)

Where: La Casita Recreation Center Pool

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Cost: $7 drop in or $30 resident only for a 5-use punch card

Aqua Zumba keeps the Zumba Fitness workout party going in the pool. Aqua Zumba is classic aqua aerobics with Latin flavor added to regular Zumba routines. The typical land-based Zumba dance steps, such as cha-cha, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, and mambo, are exaggerated and slower in water, so the water tempo is half the land tempo, creating a low-impact work out for all fitness levels. There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba class so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles.

Punch Cards may be punched one time for residents only per class. No additional punches for guests or residents.

There are seven man-made lakes located on Dobson Ranch. All are regularly maintained by the homeowners association for the exclusive use of Ranch residents and their guests.

The lake adjacent to the municipal golf course and library park, although connected to the Dobson Ranch series of lakes, is owned by the City of Mesa and is open to the public.

Boating

All watercraft must be registered with the Dobson Association. Beginning December 1, 2019, Dobson Ranch is introducing a new lifetime boating permit at only $15.00 per boat (good for motorized and non-motorized boats). You do not have to renew your permit each year unless your boat changes owners or you have a new boat. Boat permits may be purchased by Ranch residents at La Casita Recreation Center. In addition, state law requires that they also be registered with the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Although gasoline engines are not allowed, boats may have a maximum 3 horsepower electric motor. Paddle boats, sailboats, pontoon boats and kayaks are all very popular with the many Ranch boating enthusiasts.

Three boats per household are allowed.

Need a place to dock your boat on a Dobson Ranch lake? Boat slips can be rented at the Saratoga Lake dock at the La Casita Recreation Center. All homeowners in good standing are eligible to rent a slip on an annual basis. The cost is $2.50 per foot per month with a minimum cost for small boats. The rental slips are secured and the dock/gate entry will be kept locked at all times. Electricity is provided as part of the rental fee.

If you are interested in renting a slip please read the complete regulations and application, and call the administration office at

480-831-8314. Spaces are limited. If all slips are rented you can place your name on a waiting list.

Important Documents:

Boat Dock Regulations

When: Mondays

Where: La Casita Recreation Center (Saratoga Recreation Center during Summer)

Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Bridge is a partnership game requiring four players. Each player sits opposite his partner at a card table. Bridge is played with a standard deck of 52 playing cards. June and July meetings are held at the Saratoga Recreation Center (2345 S. Saratoga).

When: 3rd Fridays of month-Dates are subject to change

Time: 6:30 pm (arrive by 6:15 pm)

Where: Saratoga Recreation Center

Cost: Free to residents, $5 non-residents

This fast-paced yet easy game played with dice. It’s a fun social hour with other residents.

Note: These classes are seasonal and are subject to change. Register at the La Casita Recreation Center or online

Fairytale Dancers (ages 3-5)

When: Thursdays
Where: Saratoga Recreation Center
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Cost: Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only.

Description:
Children will be introduced to dance through their favorite fairytales during this positive and encouraging class. Dance can build self-esteem and improve motor skills. Watch your prince and princesses shine in this fun and creative program. Children need soft soled shoes and comfortable clothes. Ballet shoes, leotard and tights recommended. There will be a performance last day of class. Children must be able to work in a group setting and follow directions. For more information on this program, contact Jana Moore at 480-363-9997. Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only.

Intro to Ballet & Jazz (ages 4-6)

When: Thursdays
Where: Saratoga Recreation Center
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Cost: Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only.

Description:
In a fun, encouraging and high energy atmosphere, your child will be shown the fundamentals of ballet and jazz, which can help improve motor skills and creative expression. Soft soled shoes are recommended or bare feet. Children must be able to work in a group setting. There will be a recital at the end of the session. For more information on this program, contact Jana Moore at 480-363-9997. Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only.

Dance Sampler (ages 5-8)

When: Tuesdays
Where: Saratoga Recreation Center
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Cost: Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only.

Description:
This upbeat and fun class is perfect to sample different dance styles which will include jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop and other styles. Get moving with this upbeat and fun class and discover dance. For more information on this program, contact Jana Moore at 480-363-9997 Registration fee due at time of enrollment: Residents $5 Non-Residents $10. Contractor fee due to the instructor the first day of program: $30 check or cash only.

DOBSON DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM

(Summer Only)

Dobson Dolphins Swim Team – Established 1980

The Dobson Dolphins is a summer recreational swim team for area youth. Practice is held  at Los Altos Recreation Center Jr. Olympic Pool and we are part of the East Valley Swim League.

For more information on our 40th season, please visit DobsonDolphins.com or email DobsonDolphinsAZ@gmail.com.

Go Dolphins!

 

There are seven man-made lakes located on Dobson Ranch. All are regularly maintained by the homeowners association for the use of Ranch residents and their guests.

The lake adjacent to the municipal golf course and library park, although connected to the Dobson Ranch series of lakes, is owned by the City of Mesa and is open to the public

Bass and other game fish are stocked each year for the enjoyment of Ranch anglers. An individual resident fishing permit is $5.00 annually and a family permit (good for unlimited family members) is $10.00 annually. Non-resident fishing permits are $10.00 per individual and $20.00 per family. Children under the age of 7 who are accompanied by an adult with a valid Dobson Ranch permit do not need a fishing permit. There is a limit of one fishing line per person and two hooks per line. Unattended lines are not allowed.

Since 2011, we have been following the catch and release program for all fishing on our lakes.

Tilapia and White Amur are also stocked because of their voracious appetites for algae and weeds. If you should happen to catch one, please gently release it back into the water to help maintain the proper ecological balance.

Swimming: For the health and safety of residents swimming, stand up paddle boards, windsurfing and wading in the lakes are not allowed.

Aquatic Life: Many turtles live on our lakes with special habitats built for them a safe distance from the shore. The lakes are home to resident and migatory ducks, water fowl and geese.
Please do not feed the aquatic life.

Register at the La Casita Recreation Center or online

Join a certified personal trainer for fun, challenging, and rewarding workouts in one of our fabulous parks. AM and PM classes are offered.

Code: January – March (5585)

Instructor: Nancy

When: Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Where: Laguna Park

Cost: $10 residents, $15 non-residents

RSVP: Contact the instructor with questions prior to class at 602-703-7822 or at nancy@magillfitness.com

*$50 for 5- Get 1 session FREE or $90 for 9- Get 3 sessions FREE*

Your 1st class is FREE!!! Contact Nancy at 602-703-7822 or at nancy@magillfitness.com to reserve your first FREE class.

Dobson Ranch Annual Golf Tournament
Saturday, September 19, 2020
6:30 am Check-In
7:00 am Shotgun Start
Dobson Ranch Golf Course, 2155 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202
Dobson Ranch Residents and Non-residents welcome

18 Hole Scramble. Placement Prizes and Raffle.
Registration at La Casita Recreation Center ONLY
2719 S. Reyes, Mesa, AZ 85202
Questions? www.dobsonranch.com or call 480-831-7464

Instructor: Samantha
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 8:15 am – 9:15 am
Where: La Casita Recreation Center (at Saratoga Recreation Center during the Summer)
Cost: $8 drop in or $42 resident only for a 7-use punch card.

Hard to get up off the floor? Body having a hard time moving? Feeling every ache and pain? Come join us for gentle, therapeutic body movement. We gently move and stretch different parts of the body to help bring new life to tired parts! Learn also how to relax the mind, discovering how to relieve anxiety, bring better sleep, not letting your worries take control over your mind. If you think your body has had it and can’t do anything anymore – think again. Come join us for gentle recovery. You can try it lying on the floor, or even in a chair. Bring a yoga mat.

You can attend either yoga class offered with your punch card. Punch card expires two months from your purchase date. Punch Cards may be punched one time for residents only per class. No additional punches for guests or residents

Texas Hold’em Tournament Style

When: 4th Friday of month –Dates are subject to change
Time: 6:30 pm (Arrive by 6:15 pm)
Where: Saratoga Recreation Center
Cost: Free to residents, $5 non-residents
Must be 18 years of age or older

Poker night is a free monthly program for residents of Dobson Ranch. Come meet your neighbors for a friendly game.

Los Altos Recreation Center

Address: 2425 W. Campo Alegre
Number of Courts: 1 Tennis Court, 4 Pickleball (7:00 am – 10:00 pm)

Pickleball Group

Group play’s winter hours at Los Altos Courts are on Monday’s and Saturday’s at 8:00 am and Tuesday’s at 6:30 pm. Beginner’s are welcome. Please wear appropriate court shoes. The best times to show up are Tuesday nights or Saturday mornings. The courts are provided by the Dobson Association for members and their guests, and playing time is not limited to the Pickleball Group. Member’s must access the courts with their homeowner key and may bring up to 4 guests. Please see the Ranchers’ RoundUp for the contact information of the group’s representatives. Please contact Rich Bitner at rebitner@cs.com or call La Casita Recreation Center for any questions (480-831-7464).

NOTE: Summer Only. Please call the La Casita Recreation Center for questions (480-831-7464)

Register at the La Casita Recreation Center or online

Classes held at the Saratoga Recreation Center: 2345 S. Saratoga

Classes are taught by certified water safety instructors. Private lessons are also offered.

Instructors: Linda
When: Every Wednesday
Where: La Casita Recreation Center (AM Tai Chi at Saratoga Recreation Center during Summer)

Time: 9:00 am Beginning Tai Chi
10:00 am Intermediate Tai Chi
6:00 pm Intermediate Tai Chi
7:00 pm Beginning Tai Chi

Cost: $3 drop in residents, $6 drop in non-residents, $12 resident only punch cards

Tai Chi is a gentle Chinese exercise system that may enhance strength and flexibility as well as reduce stress. Learning the Tai Chi form can be the beginning of a healthy, lifelong practice that can improve the quality of life of individuals who choose to practice it.

*Wednesday morning class meets at the Saratoga Recreation Center during Summer

Register at the La Casita Recreation Center or online

Tennis and Pickleball

Tennis Court Locations throughout Dobson Ranch:

  1. La Casita Recreation Center (Reservations are required.)
    Address: 2719 S. Reyes
    Number of Courts: 4 Tennis Courts
    *Facility has ball machine rental.
  2. Los Altos Recreation Center
    Address: 2425 W. Campo Alegre
    Number of Courts: 1 Tennis Court, 4 Pickleball
  3. Saratoga Recreation Center
    Address: 2345 S. Saratoga
    Number of Courts: 2 Tennis Courts
  4. Laguna Shores
    Address: 2601 S. Los Altos (S. Los Altos/Monterey Rd)
    (Just west of Dobson and North of Keating)
    Number of Courts: 2 Tennis Courts
  5. Brookedge
    Address: 2209 S. Don Luis (Las Palmas Cir/Kiowa Ave)
    (South of Lindner and West of Dobson from Los Lagos Vista)
    Number of Courts: 1 Tennis Court

Check out current classes, click on the News tab, click on Ranchers’ RoundUp and look for the current month for a list of classes and programs. Or contact the Recreation Department today at 480-831-7464 or online

NOTE: Summer Only

Instructor: Becky
When: Mondays-Thursdays (June 1 – October 8, 2020)
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.
Where: Saratoga Recreation Center
Cost: $4 a day, $12 resident only for a 4-use punch card

This morning class will get you ready for the day. Class consists of exercises done in shallow and deep water. It will change your movements and get your heart rate going without all the jolting. Expect to have fun while working out. Punch Cards may be punched one time for residents only per class. No additional punches for guests or residents.

Young people do yoga indoors

Instructor: Jeanne
When: Mondays
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Saratoga Recreation Center
Cost: $8 drop in or $42 resident only for a 7-use punch card.

Transform your mind, body and spirit! Yoga will improve your flexibility and strengthen your core muscles while banishing stress and tension. This relaxing but invigorating class promotes inner calmness using breathing techniques, balancing postures and stretching/floor work. Modifications available to meet all levels. Bring a yoga mat. Yoga blocks, strap and blanket/towel are very helpful.

You can attend either yoga class offered with your punch card. Punch card expires two months from your purchase date. Punch Cards may be punched one time for residents only per class. No additional punches for guests or residents.

Instructor: Karen
When: Tuesdays
Where: La Casita Recreation Center
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: $7 drop in rate, $30 resident only for a 5-use punch card (expires 2 months from date of purchase)

This is a fusion of Latin and International music that incorporates a variety of dance styles such as salsa, cumbia , bellydance and reggaton. This class combines high energy and motivating music to help you burn fat and tone your body. Even if you have never danced before, you will have a blast, because the routines are fun and easy to do. So what are you waiting for? Join the Party and try Zumba today! Punch Cards may be punched one time for residents only per class. No additional punches for guests or residents.

Dobson Ranch Homeowners Association
Recreation Classes Policy
The recreation class policy includes all buildings, common areas, pools and property managed by The Dobson Association. The policy is overseen by the recreation department.

Scheduling

La Casita Recreation Center will only be available for recreation classes Monday through Thursday upon space availability. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are to be open for room rentals.

Saratoga Recreation Center will only be available for recreation classes Monday through Thursday upon space availability; and Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 12:00pm.

Most class sessions equals a 4-5 week block that starts on the 1st week of the month.*Session duration and start dates are subject to change*

FEES

All fees are collected through the Recreation Department or online and are due at the time of registration, unless noted in the class description.

If the class offered is free to residents, there is no instructor fee as the class is considered a service to the residents. Non-resident participants must pre-pay the non-homeowner fee according to the participation fee rates. (If applicable)

Participant Fees

The Recreation Department set the participation fees, and minimum requirement to hold the class. Residents pay the set participation fee per session. Non-resident participants will be charged a non-resident fee per session.

Participants Refund Policy

Class refunds will be issued for:

  1. Cancellation of class by instructor or Dobson Association (full refund).
  2. Participant may cancel after 1st (first) initial start date of class for a prorated refund.
  3. Notification by participant prior to the initial start date of prolonged illness or injury within the session time frame.
  4. Any injury or illness contracted during the session will be subject to review and the refund will be on a prorated basis.
  5. No other refunds will be given. No exceptions.
  6. Due to instructor pay schedule, all class refund requests must be submitted within the class session.

Advertisement

The Dobson Association has a monthly publication called the Rancher’s Roundup. The Association provides free advertisement of classes offered to the community. Space is limited, but generally is 5” by 3” size ad. The instructor is responsible for the desired information provided for the advertising. The information must be received no later than the 20th of the prior month of publication in order to get published. Any advertisement above and beyond the listed dimensions is subject to advertising rates. Please contact the Ranchers’ Round up editor at editor@dobsonranch.com for advertising rates.

Rooms

All recreation rooms have a designated room capacity. The recreation classes must meet the Fire Marshal’s building occupancy requirements posted.

Once the facility room is agreed upon between the instructor and recreation department the location will be considered the home location unless the class numbers justify a switch. Any changes must be approved by the recreation department.

**A new class request must obtain a recreation class request form from the recreation department and submit proposal for approval before a class space reservation can be made. The recreation department reserves the right to deny or approve any application requests.

Classes Waiver and Photo Release Forms

  • Registration Waiver and Photo/Video/Film Release form

We Need your Help!

The Recreation Department is always in need of volunteers to help with special events. Adults, teenagers, girl scouts groups, etc. are always welcome. It is a great opportunity for the kids to get those service hours. If you are interested contact Jesse Wright at 480-831-7464 or email jwright@dobsonranch.com

Please see our events calendar for dates of special events.