The Walnut Country Greenbelt is open to residents from 5 am to 10 pm year round. The Greenbelt is about one mile from end-to-end. Many residents enjoy walking the Greenbelt and its sidewalk, that runs the center of the community and that does not cross any streets. The Greenbelt features include:
The following list of Rules are highlights and not all inclusive from the CHOA Rules Booklet. Please review the Rules Booklet before enjoying the Greenbelt.
Resident Use and Alcohol
- Residents and their guests must display valid photo ID Badges when using the Greenbelt.
- The consumption of alcohol is prohibited on the Greenbelt except during a pre-registered, approved event where approved CHOA contracted security is provided. Security is required to be present whenever alcohol is being served.
Guests and Private Parties
- Residents may use greenbelt areas and surrounding lawns for their private parties or gathering including block parties, but the area may not be reserved or set aside as unavailable to other residents and their guests. This area is available only on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Residents may bring up to five guests to the Greenbelt with their five allotted guest CHOA ID badges. Up to 15 one-day guest passes may be purchased at the Clubhouse.
Sports, Games, and Wheeled Devices
- Except for CHOA-sponsored activities, organized baseball, football, or other games of this type are not allowed on the common areas. Playing catch and informal games are allowed, but informal play with hard balls, such as hard golf balls or baseballs are not. For any allowable activity, every attempt must be made to protect the landscaped areas.
- Activities that might cause injury to persons or property, such as archery, golf, hardballs hit with a bat, golf club or like object, model rockets, and other conceivably dangerous activities are not allowed on the common areas.
- Climbing trees is strictly prohibited.
- When riding Bikers, skaters, and anyone on a wheeled device, children under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.
- No electric or gas-powered bicycles, scooters, etc, are allowed except for the General Manager, CHOA staff, private security officers, landscape company, or disabled persons using authorized vehicles.
Walnut Country has eight tennis courts available to its residents throughout the year. Four upper tennis courts are located near the Clubhouse and Main Pool, and four lower tennis courts are located near the Greenbelt water tank and basketball half court. A hitting wall is also next to the lower courts.
Several U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) teams play competitive matches at the Crossings throughout the year. The latest USTA schedule is found here.
7a – 10p, seven days a week
The following list of Rules are highlights and not all inclusive from the CHOA Rules Booklet. Please review the Rules Booklet before enjoying our tennis courts.
- Tennis court access is restricted to keys given to homeowners. No copies may be made at any time.
- Tennis courts exist for Walnut Country residents; however, guests may play on the courts provided at least one member on a court is a resident (1 of 2 singles players or 1 of 4 doubles players).
- All resident players must have valid CHOA ID badges on hand.
- All guest players must have valid photo IDs on hand.
- Gates should be opened only to enter the court area. Players should ensure that gates are closed and locked upon leaving.
- All persons using the tennis courts do so at their own risk and responsibility.
- The curfew for the lighted tennis courts is 10 pm. Players are asked to turn off the lights when leaving lighted courts.
- Tennis courts may not be reserved for private use unless approved by the CHOA Board. For example, U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) teams are so approved to practice and play at scheduled times throughout the week. To join a USTA team, contact the Clubhouse.
- Non-marking tennis shoes must be worn at all times on the courts.
- Tennis lessons may only be given by the CHOA-approved tennis pro.
- Pickleball is not allowed on Walnut Country tennis courts.
- One player may not hold an open court if two or more people are waiting.
- Loud talking, shouting, grunting, radios, abusive language, hitting balls against the fences, and other practices annoying to other players or other persons in the area are not permitted.
Walnut Country is home to two playgrounds for its residents.
The Main Playground found in the center of the community offers two playground structures, one for 2-5 year olds and the other for 5 and older. The playground offers a sand floor throughout most of the play area along with a swing set and monkey bars. Two picnic tables are just outside of the playground.
The community’s other play area is the East Playground. This playground features a single, smaller play structure and uses wood chips for its landing base material.
The following list of Rules are highlights and not all inclusive from the CHOA Rules Booklet. Please review the Rules Booklet before using the playgrounds.
- Absolutely no alcohol or glass containers are allowed on or near the playgrounds
- Residents should be prepared to show their photo ID badges when using playgrounds.
- A maximum of five guests are allowed to use the playgrounds per resident household displaying a valid photo ID badge. Each guest must also display a valid guest badge.
- Use of equipment may be restricted to an age group. Residents and guests are asked to use their best judgment.
- Residents may not reserve any part of the playground or restrict the use of equipment by others.
- Curfew is 10 pm at all playgrounds.
Walnut Country features one full-length basketball court and one half court, both found in the center of the Greenbelt. The full-length court is between the upper tennis courts and the Main Playground. The half court is next to the lower tennis courts.
The following list of Rules are highlights and not all inclusive from the . Please review the Rules Booklet before enjoying the basketball courts.
- Courts are open until 10p.
- Absolutely no alcohol or glass containers are allowed on or near the basketball courts.
- A maximum of five guests are allowed to play on the basketball courts for every resident displaying a valid photo ID badge. Each guest must also display a valid guest badge.
- Play is limited to 30 minutes when others are waiting.
- When multiple groups of different age groups are present, half court games are encouraged. Yelling or shouting profanities is prohibited and CHOA management or security personnel will eject the individuals involved with this behavior.
Walnut Country is home to two dog parks; one for small dogs and one for large dogs. The Dog Park is located on the far east side of the community, just inside the border with Ayers Road.
The following list of Rules are highlights and not all inclusive from the CHOA Rules Booklet. Please review the Rules Booklet before enjoying the Dog Park.
- Only residents displaying valid photo ID badges and their dogs are allowed to use the dog park.
- A resident must accompany their guest who is also required to have a guest badge.
- Gates must be closed and locked except for entering and exiting.
- No aggressive animals are allowed at any time. Dogs displaying aggression against other dogs or people must be leashed and removed from the dog park immediately.
- Dogs must be supervised at all times while in the dog park.
- All persons while using the dog park must have a leash in their hand. All dogs must be under voice command at all times.
- All dogs must be current on their shots and vaccinations. All dog feces must be removed immediately and placed in a trash receptacle.
- Dogs must not be allowed to dig holes or damage the turf.