Lake Mission Viejo is a large and beautiful man-made lake located in North Mission Viejo off Alicia Parkway and Marguerite Parkway. You can’t miss it! Most residents are members of the Lake Association. However, many homes were constructed prior to the lake being completed in 1978. Homeowners were given the option to buy into the Lake Membership (it is the property address that is associated with the membership). By now, most have done so. However, there are still several residences that do not belong to the Lake Association.
Homes Near Lake Mission Viejo
Members of the Lake Association can enjoy boating, fishing and swimming from the lagoons. Residents can rent the facilities for special events, and they can also rent boats for a day on the lake. There are summer concerts. On the Fourth of July, they have a spectacular fireworks display.
I refer you to the Lake Mission Viejo site and the City of Mission Viejo site for rules, regulations, technical information, events, etc. There ARE some areas of Mission Viejo, like the Aegean Hills and Aegean Heights neighborhoods, that were later incorporated into the city that can not belong to the Lake Association.
Walk, Bike, Run
As you drive past the lake, you will almost always see folks walking and jogging around its perimeter. The round trip is over three miles and is on a very gentle incline, so it is not difficult to do. The City lists it as an “easy” trail walk. Ample parking along Olympiad Road at the north end of the lake.
As you walk by the lake, you can see a few markers commemorating the 1984 Olympics. Some cycling events took place along Olympiad Road that year. But back then it was called O’Neill Road. Flo Jo Park is nearby, named after Florence Griffith Joyner, the amazing track star of the 1988 Olympics who won four medals, and who is sometimes referred to as the fastest woman ever to have lived. She resided in Canyon Crest above the park. It’s a truly beautiful park with a statue of her and art depicting cyclists along Olympiad. There are always cyclists along Olympiad Road; maybe a future Gold Medal Winner.