This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending May 20, 2022

The City of Laguna Hills declared May 6th “Lewis F. Moulton Arrival Day” after the pioneer who traveled to Southern California from Boston MA in 1874. Lewis worked on a ranch, eventually purchased it, and acquired 22,000 acres which make up Nellie Gail Ranch and the cities of Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods and Lake Forest. Lewis and his wife Nellie Gail worked the ranch, raised two amazing daughters and became major founders and donors of the Laguna College of Art and Design and Chapman University.

Please see the event coverage here: https://moultonmuseum.org/lewis-moulton-arrival-day/

Additionally, we are excited to share the following opportunity to attend the Moulton Museum inaugural exhibit 1874: Into the West. Moulton Museum is currently scheduling tours and seeking volunteers. Banners located on Oso across from Nellie Gail Ranch Monument Park will give you a daily reminder of this opportunity to celebrate your connection to the Moulton family.


Annual NGR Community Garage Sale

The Annual Nellie Gail Ranch Community Garage Sale is back!

The Community Garage Sale, (coordinated and sponsored by Brad Feldman Group at DouglasElliman Real Estate) will be held Tomorrow Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. The event will also include a textile drive fundraiser in support of Team Darkhorse. Unwanted gently used textiles including; clothing, bedding, towels, backpacks, purses, hats, gloves, belts and shoes can be dropped off at the Nellie Gail Ranch Association Clubhouse parking lot between the hours of 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. For more information, please contact Jacci Pearce at 949-529-6924 or by email at jacci.pearce@elliman.com


This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending May 13, 2022

Summer Concert Series


Next Board Meeting

Below is a link to the agenda for the Tuesday, May 17th Executive Session Meeting at 6:00pm and the Open Session Meeting at 7:30pm located at the Association Clubhouse. Click the button to view the agenda.


Annual NGR Community Garage Sale

The Annual Nellie Gail Ranch Community Garage Sale is back!

The Community Garage Sale, (coordinated and sponsored by Brad Feldman Group at DouglasElliman Real Estate) will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The event will also include a textile drive fundraiser in support of Team Darkhorse. Unwanted gently used textiles including; clothing, bedding, towels, backpacks, purses, hats, gloves, belts and shoes can be dropped off at the Nellie Gail Ranch Association parking lot between the hours of 10:00am – 1:00pm. For more information, please contact Jacci Pearce at 949-529-6924 or by email at jacci.pearce@elliman.com


This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the week ending May 6, 2022

Association Clubhouse Parking Lot

The Association Clubhouse parking lot repair and resurfacing project is now complete. This reserve project included removal and replacement of approximately 2 inches of asphalt, concrete flowline replacement, seal coating and re-stripping of parking stalls. The new top coat further extends the lifespan of the parking lot and now reverts maintenance back to seal coats every four years. The parking lot was reopened on Thursday, May 5, 2022.


Oso North Trail Opening Update

Oso North Trail Opening Update

MNWD has completed repairs to the broken main line that occurred earlier this week. The trail has been graded and re-opened with the exception of the Oso Tunnel. The city tunnel is accessible for foot traffic but still slippery for equestrians. The Oso Tunnel will be re-opened Monday morning.


Association Clubhouse Tennis Center Restrooms

Association Clubhouse – Tennis Center Restrooms Open

The Association Clubhouse restroom project has been completed this week. All restrooms are now available for use. The bar and kitchen areas are nearly complete with some roofing, punchlist and alarm work pending. Restroom upgrades include all new restroom fixtures, privacy doors and changing area for showers, slip resistant tile flooring, subway tile wainscot and new vanity area.


Annual NGR Community Garage Sale

The Annual Nellie Gail Ranch Community Garage Sale is back!

The Community Garage Sale, (coordinated and sponsored by Brad Feldman Group at DouglasElliman Real Estate) will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The event will also include a textile drive fundraiser in support of Team Darkhorse. Unwanted gently used textiles including; clothing, bedding, towels, backpacks, purses, hats, gloves, belts and shoes can be dropped off at the Nellie Gail Ranch Association parking lot between the hours of 10:00am – 1:00pm. For more information, please contact Jacci Pearce at 949-529-6924 or by email at jacci.pearce@elliman.com

Trails Closed Due to Rain

Trails are currently closed for the next couple of days due to heavy rain. Please do not schedule feed or hay deliveries while the trails are wet. Every year we get one or two drivers who think they can beat the odds and it turns into an ordeal to offload and wait for the trails to dry enough to send out a rescue.

Assuming the weather stays clear, many trails should be ready to re-open Thursday or Friday with shaded and steep trails possibly staying closed longer. We do not send a general re-opening notice because our 25 miles of trails dry at different rates.

If you are not sure about your specific trail condition, please contact Jeff Hinkle at 949-425-1477 and he will inspect and evaluate.