The Northwoods Activity Center includes the amenities and activities anchored by the Northwoods Clubhouse, Tennis Center and Recreation. This includes the clubhouse interior, administration areas, gathering area and Pizza on the Hill restaurant, as well as surrounding areas including walkways and terrace, tennis complex, pool, recreation hut, playground, bocce ball courts, volleyball court, archery, and parking area.

The Northwoods Activity Center Subcommittee is tasked with creating an amenity master plan that provides long-term guidance for member use, management, maintenance and funding. This will incorporate input from members gathered directly, from surveys and other input activities.

The amenity master plan will provide general guidelines for the long term that allows for detailed planning year to year. It will be updated periodically in order to remain current with the needs of the membership, accommodate changes in use, and to allow for adaptive management.

Currently, member volunteers are being recruited for this subcommittee. If you are interested in participating, please let us know by emailing

  • Background

    The Northwoods Clubhouse was the first amenity built when the Dart Corporation began development in the early 1970’s. It functions as the headquarters of TDA administration and recreation activities, and includes a pool, playground, indoor movie screen, Pizza on the Hill restaurant, bocce ball courts, horseshoes, archery, volleyball, and tennis courts. The Northwoods Pool is open during approximately mid-June through Labor Day. In 2012, the Bocce ball courts were remodeled and an additional court was added to accommodate the game’s growing popularity. The Clubhouse has an outdoor patio behind the Clubhouse which can accommodate up to 150 guests.

    The Northwoods Clubhouse supports a wide variety of social clubs and activities for all ages, including indoor spaces that allow the community to gather. However, the wide diversity and popularity of uses at this location (the Clubhouse, recreation pool, children’s playground, social sport infrastructure, tennis courts, and administration headquarters) cumulatively create a lack of parking, especially during peak times. The parking lot accommodates approximately 110 cars which is often not sufficient to serve all the activities that this amenity includes.

    The Tahoe Donner Tennis Center is a seasonal amenity for members and has 11 hard courts, two pickleball courts, one youth court, and two practice walls. The Tennis Center is open from May through October, and has consistently high utilization throughout the summer.

    In 2012, the underutilized lawn and backboard area at the Tennis Center were removed and replaced with a Quickstart court. Quickstart courts are modified courts and equipment scaled for younger children (generally 10 and under). The addition of these courts allowed for the implementation of a United States Tennis Association (USTA) youth learning program. The Tennis Center also received a safety and aesthetic update in 2013; the upper walkway was graded, resurfaced, and new stone benches and a formal staircase now line the entrance to the facility.

    Annually, several USTA tournaments are held at the tennis center, including two National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) events, two junior events, and one senior event. 2016 was the eighth annual NTRP Gold Cup tournament and the seventh Tournament of the Year at Tahoe Donner. The Tennis Club is one of the more popular clubs at Tahoe Donner, which “seeks to promote tennis involvement in the Tahoe Donner community.” The Tahoe Donner Tennis Center supports the Tennis Club, an athletic and social club that promotes the sport within the community, as well as hosting burger bashes, pro exhibitions, and the club doubles championship.

  • Current Status

    The Northwoods Activity Center Subcommittee is reaching out to members for their input about the amenity. The Task Force is also coordinating with the ADA Task Force to identify and plan for ADA and code compliance improvements.

    The subcommittee is recruiting new member volunteers to help develop the amenity master plan.  To apply, email

  • Master Plan

    If you are interested in being a part of the subcommittee working on this master plan, please contact us at

  • Documents

    Documents will be posted here as they are produced.

  • Meetings + Members

    Next Meeting: August 22, 2019 | 12-12:30pm | Outside the Northwoods Clubhouse

    Meeting dates and times will be posted here when the subcommittee begins holding meetings.


    • Courtney Murrell (Chair)
    • Laura Lindgren
    • Member volunteers are invited to join the subcommittee. To volunteer, email

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