The Lakes and Ponds of Paradise
Paradise is fortunate to be speckled with ponds and lakes. On the day that the resort opened a water ski exhibition was conducted on the largest lake in Paradise. It now has a fishing pier that dubs as a peaceful sunning patio area with a shower.
Paradise is designed around the environment. A major ingredient of the project was water. Rainfall, water table and ground consistency work together so most all ponds remain viable the year round. This breeds a healthy assortment of wild life in eco-balance.
There are 4 ponds with fountains. They are located at the Fountains pond, the Villages 500 building pond, the RV Park pond and the lake on the south side of the Island Condos.
Additionally Paradise is home to a pond and a lake each with piers.
The fishing is good year round. The turtles thrive and water birds raise their young. Residence have seen alligators in every pond, please don’t feed them! Keep an eye out for a cute family of Otters that live in the Fountains pond.
Recently the family was observed in the above Fountains pond with two juvenile pups.
On occasion they venture to the pond at the 500 building below.
Take a seat and enjoy the fountain. If you’re lucky, you may be able to watch the Otters play.
The RV Park Pond with pier and fountain. Just to the left of the pier are their mail boxes.
Paradise Clubhouse/Resort in background. The yellow building is the Paradise Laundry.
Paradise Lakes Home and Gardens, or more commonly known as PLCA, has a combination of 7 lakes and ponds. All the waters are unique into themselves.
The caption photo of the inaugural opening of Paradise with the water skiers shows the largest lake within the Paradise complex. Here are some current photos.
Photo below left: This is a little pond is on the interior side of the PLCA entry. Many don’t realize it is there. Though small, it does have a lot of wild life activity.
The photo on the right is another little pond tuck away in another corner. It is back by the Memorial Garden at the cul-de-sac at the Island Condos.
As you continue your journey into the PLCA area you come to a stop sign with two lovely ponds, one on each side.
The pond on the left, below, has a small island with a bridge for access. On occasion you will see people picnicking. Yes, another beautiful picture in Paradise.
To the right is another pond. A few homes back up to it from the Individual Home Site section of PLCA.
In the middle of the very large parking lot between Q & P buildings, N & O buildings and M & L buildings is a large triangular pond. This is a good example of the sea walls encompassing most of the residential sides of the ponds. This was done to keep the ground stable surrounding the lakes and ponds. Additionally, they serve the purpose of reducing the prospect of alligators visiting your door step.
Non-sea wall areas afford the water wild life ingress and egress. Many turtles and alligators like to sun themselves allowing an undisturbed habitat. We demonstrate living in harmony with Nature.
This is the view, left photo, from “Q Spot”. On the right are some Townhomes, mostly 3 bed/2 bath.
Often you will see residents with their radio controlled water craft using the lake. There are 3 white buoys that are used as a course.
View from “Q Spot” “View looking back to Q Spot in center”
The Island Condos are surrounded by water. No automobiles are allowed on the Island. Walking, bicycles and golf carts are the only allowed access.
The pond above left is shown below left. The lake on the right wraps around to Q Spot and continues around the far side of the three condo buildings shown above making a large horseshoe lake with fountain shown below. See more photos below
The Island Condos are wrapped around on three sides with water. All your front and back windows look upon water. In the photos above, the bridge on the far right and the Palm tree lined walk way above are the only ways to get to the Island Condos.
Here is the lake on the south side of the Island Condos. On the walking path in front of the condos are some pretty garden areas, the fountain and all the conservation envelops your senses of peace.
Here are some photos of the bridge. The bridge is lighted in the evening.