Homeowners at Rhodes Ranch will celebrate Fourth of July with a tropical-themed celebration from 4 to 8 p.m., July 4.
The festivities will double as the grand-opening ceremony of the Fun Zone Water Park at the R-Club, according to Virginia Kaplan, program director for Rhodes Homes.
"We're having a catered tropical pool party," Kaplan said. "It will be a Jimmy Buffett-style event, but with non-alcoholic margaritas."
Kaplan said the Red Apple Grill will provide the meal. The menu features grilled chicken, barbecued pork ribs, corn on the cob, grilled pineapple, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, and chips.
"Every resident will be able to enjoy free fun and entertainment, with a steel band playing Caribbean music, stilt walkers roaming the property, and both children and adults playing games," Kaplan said.
"We'll even be having limbo and Hula Hoop contests."
"We already had a soft opening for the Fun Zone Water Park, and people are using it a lot now that it's getting hot," Kaplan said. "This event should bring even more people out."
Included in the Fun Zone Water Park is a 13,000-square-foot lagoon pool, three speed slides, five kid slides, rope bridges, multiple squirt gun stations and a 1,000-gallon bucket that fills and tips over about every five minutes.
The adults will find a 25 meter lap pool, two eight-person spas, a 12-person group spa and four large covered cabanas.
The park also offers an exterior lighted basketball court, two sand volleyball courts, four lighted tennis courts and a children's playground with activity structures.
Inside the colorfully decorated recreation center, the R-Club, residents can lounge in the large atrium lobby next to the huge fireplace, take a variety of arts and crafts classes, or rent multi-purpose rooms for gatherings.
The recreation center features a game room with billiard tables and a ping pong table.
The fitness center offers a wide range of exercise classes, as well as racquetball courts, basketball courts and weight machines.
The R-Club offers a variety of programs and classes for children and adults, including community potluck dinners, arts and crafts lessons, shows, piano instruction, teen social events and safety training.
The center also puts on celebrations for every major holiday.
Rhodes Ranch is Rhodes Homes' signature development, a 1,350-acre master-planned community surrounding the award-winning Rhodes Ranch Golf Course, designed by architect Ted Robinson Jr.
The community is lushly landscaped with palm trees, meandering paths and parks.
Rhodes Homes is selling homes in four neighborhoods at Rhodes Ranch: The Collection, The Majors, Palms Bay and Pacific Mist.
Prices start in the $300,000s.
The Collection, nestled in the Rhodes Ranch golf course community, offers three different series -- the Monet, Matisse and Van Gogh.
Homes in The Collection range in size from 1,467 to 4,138 square feet. For more information on The Collection call 740-4111.
Rhodes Ranch's newest community, The Majors, offers two floor plans that are 3,021 and 3,431 square feet.
The two-story Model 3021 includes three bedrooms, three baths, den, loft and two-car garage.
Model 3431 is also a two-story home and includes five bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, loft and three-car tandem garage.
Palms Bay offers three two-story models ranging from 1,734 to 2,400 square feet and is in the heart of the community.
The two-story homes in Palms Bay have two-car garages and three or four bedrooms. To find out more, call 438-6006.
Pacific Mist offers three floor plans with three different elevations available for each model.
These two-story homes have two-car garages and range from 1,720 to 2,255 square feet with either three or four bedrooms. For more information call 798-5006.
To visit Rhodes Ranch, take Interstate 215, the Las Vegas Beltway, to Durango Drive, and then go south to Rhodes Ranch Parkway.
Sales offices for the homes are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
For more information on Rhodes Homes and its communities, call 740-4111 or visit rhodeshomes.com.