Oakleaf Plantation Frequently Asked Questions

  • What’s an HOA?

    The HOA, or Home Owner’s Association, helps enforce a community’s covenants and restrictions, and rules and regulations that are in place for the community. In most of Oakleaf Plantation, the HOA is actually referred to as the POA. 

  • Then what’s a POA?

    POA stands for Property Owners’ Association. In Oakleaf, the POA exists to maintain a beautiful and desirable residential community by upholding a strict set of regulations that protect property values and improve the quality of life for all the residents. The residents agree to and often appreciate regulations in such areas as home appearance and color, lawn condition, parking, mailboxes, improvements & additions, and other guidelines. Members can expect their annual fees to not only help with administrative costs but provide a welcome resource to ensure they enjoy their home and neighborhood.

  • What’s a CDD?

    The CDD (Community Development District) is a form of local government created by the Florida State Legislature. The CDD on the East Side is Double Branch Community Development District and it is a local, special purpose government entity authorized by Chapter 190 of the Florida Statutes as amended and created by ordinance of the Clay County as an alternative method of planning, acquiring, operating and maintaining community-wide improvements in planned communities.  Visit the Double Branch CDD’s Website for additional information.

  • What’s the difference between them?

    Basically, the POA pertains to individual properties, and the CDD oversees the common area turf and landscape, pools, playgrounds, workout facilities, as well as manages the rental locations available to residents of OakLeaf East and OakLeaf West. Be sure to take advantage of these resources that make Oakleaf an amazing place to live!

  • What CDD do I belong to?

    OakLeaf Plantation is made up of two separate CDDs (Community Development Districts). The two CDDs, Double Branch (Phase 1) and Middle Village (Phase 2), have separately elected boards, budgets, policies, and physical boundaries.  The two districts do have reciprocity agreements with each other to allow for resident usage of both CDD’s amenities and facilities.   However, all other aspects are controlled and overseen independently.

    If you live East of State Road 23 (the new First Coast Expressway) you are in Phase 1 which is managed by the Double Branch CDD and the Oakleaf Plantation East POA.

    Remember that the CDD boards and POA boards are separate.

  • How do I get approval for an improvement project on my home?

    Items to be reviewed by the ARB (Architectural Review Board)  will include any improvement or structure of any kind, including without limitation, any building, dwelling, fence, wall, sign, site paving, grading, sewer, drain, disposal system, decorative lighting scheme, painting or alteration of a dwelling (including doors, windows, roof), installation of solar panels or other energy generation devices, construction of fountains, swimming pools, screened enclosures, hot tubs, construction of privacy fences, additions of awnings, shelters, gates, flower boxes, shelves, and statues.

    This means most improvements you would make around your house need approval.  If you’re in doubt, submit a request. If one is not needed, they’ll politely let you know. The process is easy!  Simply visit the ARB page or email arb@oakleafeastpoa.com with any questions that you might have about the application process.

  • How can I rent a venue?

    OakLeaf Plantation is pleased to make the Amenity Facilities in both Oakleaf Village and Plantation Oaks available for your Special Event or Function! Our Amenities are very popular and book quickly so don’t delay in making your Reservations. At least two weeks’ notice is required.

    For pricing, venue details, or to book a reservation, visit OakleafResidents.com and click on “Event Venues.” If you have questions, you may contact Wanda McReynolds, Community Amenity Coordinator, at 904-375-9285 or email venuerentals@oakleafresidents.com.

  • What are the pool hours?

    Phase 1 Pool

    The lap pool is open for adult usage for “Swim at Your Own Risk” outside of the posted times below. Only those 18 and up are allowed on the pool decks at this time. The “family pool” is open to all (Lifeguards or Monitors on duty) according to the Aquatics schedule as follows:

    May 28 – August 13

    Mon – Fri: 10 am – 8 pm

    Sat – Sun: 10 am – 8 pm

    August 14 – September 3

    Tuesdays and Thursdays: CLOSED

    Mon, Wed, Fri: 12-3 pm (Pool Monitor Only – Slides not open)

    Mon, Wed, Fri:  3-7 pm (Slide open – Guards on Duty)

    Sat – Sun: 10 am – 7 pm

    Labor Day Hours for Monday, September 3: 10 am – 7 pm (Slide open!)

    September 4 – September 29

    Tuesdays and Thursdays: CLOSED

    Mon, Wed: 12-6 pm (Pool Monitor Only – Slides not open)

    Fri: 12-3 pm (*Pool Monitor Only – Slides not open until 3)

    Fri: 3-6 pm (Slide open)

    Sat – Sun: 10 am – 6 pm

    September 30 – Oct. 8 (Weekends Only)

    Sat: 10 am – 6 pm

    Sun: 11 am – 6 pm

     

    Phase 2 Pool

    The Lap Pool is open and heated. We will be utilizing covers during the week only. The pool will be open from 9 am until 4 pm each day during the week. On weekends the pool will be open from dawn until dusk.

    Please note – Swim at your own risk hours are for Adults only. The Swim at your own Risk program at Middle Village (Phase 2) will only take place in the “Adult Pool”. Access and exit can only be made through the rear gates (Tennis Area). For hours that the “family pool” is open to all (Lifeguards or Monitors on duty), please see the Aquatics schedule posted below.

    Please be aware that though this may be an adult only time and facility – all adults will be expected to follow the rules set in place as outlined in our policies. Residents and guests of the pools may not drink, or smoke on deck. Please watch your language as not to offend others utilizing the facility and please be modest when concerning swim attire.

    May  28 – August 13

    Mon – Fri: 10am – 8 pm

    Sat – Sun: 10am – 8pm

    August 14 – September 3

    Mondays and Wednesdays: CLOSED

    Tues, Thurs, Fri: 12-3 pm (Pool Monitor Only – Slides not open)

    Tues, Thurs, Fri: 3-7 pm (Slides open – Guards on duty)

    Sat – Sun: 10am – 7pm

    Labor Day Hours for Monday, September 3: 10am – 7pm (Slide open!)

    September 4 – September 29

    Mondays and Wednesdays: CLOSED

    Tues, Thurs: 12-6 pm (Pool Monitor Only – Slides not open)

    Fri: 12-3 pm (Pool Monitor Only – Slides not open until 3)

    Fri: 3-6 pm (Slides open)

    Sat – Sun: 10 am – 6 pm

    September 30 – Oct. 8 (Weekends Only)

    Sat: 10am – 6pm

    Sun: 11am – 6pm

    *To stay informed of pool closures due to weather, etc. via your mobile phone, sign up for Fast Follow:

    For updates for Phase 1 simply text the following from your phone to 40404 : Follow phase1pool

    For updates for Phase 2 simply text the following from your phone to 40404 : Follow phase2pool

    You can sign up for both if you wish. If you are having technical difficulties please ask the supervisors at the front desk the next time you visit the pool to help you with signing up.

  • How do I get pool passes?

    The pools and many other facilities require the Resident Access Card for entry, so we strongly recommend that all residents, regardless of age, obtain a Resident Access Card. Resident cards are issued from the Double Branch (Phase 1) Fitness Center front desk. Please call 904-647-5262 to schedule an appointment or obtain more information.

  • What are the gym hours?

    The Phase 1 gym is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It is closed from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. for cleaning.

    The Phase 2 gym is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It is closed from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. for cleaning.

  • What sports programs are there?

    There are lots of exciting sports programs available for all ages in Oakleaf!

    Oakleaf Tennis

    Oakleaf Tennis is committed to providing the residents and guests of Oakleaf a premier tennis program that provides both competitive and recreational opportunities, along with leading-edge instruction for youth and adults. All of our clinics and events are structured to build self-esteem and a love for the game of tennis through positive reinforcement and a high level of enthusiasm!

    Ladies and Men’s Adult Teams are organizing for the fall. Sign up in the Pro Shop.

    After School Jr. Tennis Program starts August 6 and takes place at the clay courts at the Phase 2 Athletic Center. Walk-ups are welcome!

    Year Round Programs for Tots and Teens meet at the Phase 1 hard courts.

    For more information contact Director of Tennis Andy Fletcher at tennis@oakleafresidents.com or call 904-333-6380. Visit their website at OakleafTennis.com or on Facebook.com/OakleafTennis

    Oakleaf Orcas Swim Team

    We are a swim team for children from 5 years of age (as of June 1st) through age 18 who, at a minimum, can swim one lap of the pool (50 yards).
    Practices and meets are held at the Phase 2 Athletic Center Lap Pool. Entrance through the Tennis Courts.

    For more info feel free to contact Coach Kate Swartz at oakleafswimclub@gmail.com or call 904-303-4526. Visit their website at OakleafSwimTeam.org where you’ll find links to social media.

    Youth Flag Football and Cheerleading

    The Fall 2019 programs for Flag Football and Cheerleading have spots open. Winter 2020 programs coming soon. Visit i9sports.com and search your zip code for more information.

    Soccer programs are administered by Florida Elite Soccer Academy. To reach them or for more general info about sports & athletic fields, visit OakleafResidents.com, click on Amenities, then scroll down to “Parks and Sports Fields.”

    Individual Sports Activities

    Opportunities include Dance Aerobics, Water Aerobics, Body Sculpting classes and more for adults, seniors, and kids. Visit SecondLineFit.com for details and sign-ups.

    Community Bike Rides are a great way to meet new friends while exercising. Follow “Open Road Bicycles at Oakleaf” on Facebook for more information.

  • How do I find out more about Food Truck Friday?

    Food Truck Friday is an exciting event that takes place in Phase 1 and Phase 2 of Oakleaf on a bi-weekly basis. This is a great chance for you and your family to enjoy some delicious eats and treats, as well as meet your fellow neighbors. You can find out more details about Food Truck Friday, including the location and truck lineup by visiting their Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OakleafFoodTruckFriday/

  • When is garbage pickup?

    Garbage is picked up every Monday.  You will find additional information here.

  • When is recycling pickup?

    Recycling is picked up every Friday.  You will find additional information here.

  • When is yard waste pickup?

    The weekly yard waste is picked up every Friday.  You will find additional information here.

  • When do I put out my garbage, recycling, and yard waste?

    Recycle, yard waste, and garbage containers should not be placed curbside before 6 p.m. the day prior to pick-up and should be removed from the curb area, and stored out of sight from any roadway or another owner’s property, by 6 a.m. the day after pickup.

  • What are the parking rules in Oakleaf?

    Roadways within Oakleaf Plantation are maintained and controlled by the County.  No parking will be permitted on areas where the subdivision’s drainage flow may be interrupted or diverted in any way.  Furthermore, no vehicle shall park in a manner that would obstruct the delivery of mail.

    No boat, travel trailer, mobile home or motor home can be placed, parked or stored on any lot unless totally contained within a garage or otherwise screened from view and located in a rear yard, subject to the approval of the ARB.

    No vehicle with a commercial application as indicated by a logo or insignia on the exterior of the vehicle, a vehicle with an attached trailer, or any other commercial characteristics can be placed, parked or stored on any lot unless totally contained within a garage or otherwise screened from view and located in a rear yard and is subject to approval by the ARB.

    Vehicles parked on the street must face with the direction of traffic and have the wheels no more than 12 inches from the curb.

    The CDD has a towing policy for cars parked on the grass of common areas.  It may seem like you’re doing the right thing by pulling your car or truck up on the grass but you could be damaging important, and expensive, irrigation equipment when you do so.  Please park vehicles only in the roadway, or an approved parking lot when visiting a neighborhood park, recreation facilities such as the soccer or baseball fields, or when visiting the amenities centers of Phase 1 or 2.

  • Are satellite dishes allowed?

    Satellite dishes may be permitted subject to review and approval of the ARB. Approved Satellite dishes shall be installed in the rear or side of the home out of view from the street.

  • Are pets allowed in Oakleaf?

    Yes! Pets are a beloved addition to many of our Oakleaf households, but remember your pets are your responsibility! A few helpful tips:

    1. Always be considerate of your neighbors and try to minimize excessive barking or other animal noises when possible, especially at very early or late hours.
    2. Going for a walk? Be sure to take a bag along and pick up any waste left by your pet.
    3. Lost or Found Pet? Social media can be an efficient way to reunite lost pets with their owners. Take a pic and share!
    4. Sometimes as a last resort we have to call in the professionals. If help is needed with stray or wild animals, excessive barking dogs, etc. call Clay County Animal Control at 904-269-6342 or visit claycountygov.com/departments/animal-services
  • Can I remove a tree?

    Want to remove a tree entirely? No tree measuring six inches or more in diameter at a point three feet above ground level may be removed without the written approval of the ARB 

  • Is there a way to request a fence for my home?

    There certainly is! Simply visit the Requests page and our Oakleaf East POA team will follow up with you right away about your request.

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