The Ponderosa Estates Community Club was incorporated in 1968 to assume responsibility for The Ponderosa Estates, a recreational development just outside Plain Washington. The Ponderosa is comprised of 585 individually owned recreational lots, separated by approximately 243 acres of commonly owned greenbelts and clubhouse grounds. There is also a commonly owned clubhouse and community swimming pool.

Membership is obtained by purchasing a lot within Ponderosa Estates, and with it comes the obligation for dues and assessments to pay the expenses of the community club. Membership rights include use of the clubhouse (which can be reserved for private functions), swimming pool and other commonly-owned facilities.

From 1968 to the present, the club has been governed by a board of five volunteer Trustees elected by the membership. The Board of Trustees elects the President, Vice-President, Director of Operations, Treasurer and Secretary. Governing documents are the Articles of Incorporation, the Bylaws, the Operating Procedures, and Rules and Regulations.

Although much of the work of the Club is implemented through volunteer committees, the Club also employs 2 full - time maintenance staff and two part- time office staff to provide daily services for residents.

Annual dues and assessments are collected for each lot in the Ponderosa to pay for all expenses and capital improvements.

The Board of Trustees meet in the Clubhouse on the second Saturday of every month, except January, in order to conduct the business of the Club. , The board’s responsibilities are to oversee Club finances, maintenance and operations of the Ponderosa property, as well as policies and procedures necessary for the peace and safety of the membership.

At least once annually (Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend), and at other times as necessary, the Member's Annual Meeting is held in the Clubhouse in order to provide information on subjects ranging from the Club's operation and financial condition to voting on assessments and election of Trustees.

The Pine Needler community-based newsletter is posted quarterly on the Ponderosa Web Site to keep members appraised of recent events


The Community Center (Clubhouse) belongs to all members and may be reserved by Ponderosa committees or members in good standing (but not for fund-raising events). The Ponderosa Social Committee has reservation privileges, other reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are made through the office. (Phone: (509) 763-0320, email: pccoffice@nwi.net or in person). Reserving members or committees are required to sign a reservation form, provide a deposit and are responsible for the clubhouse during the event and cleanup afterwards. The swimming pool is NOT included in any reservation.

Smoking is not allowed in any Ponderosa Community Club owned building or vehicle. Smoking may take place outside of a building but not within 25 feet of entrances, exits, or windows that may be opened. This policy applies to Ponderosa Community Club employees, members, guests, outside contractors doing work for the Ponderosa, and all other visitors.


Our pool is for members and accompanied guests only. There is no lifeguard on duty. There are restriction on activities in the pool area, so please visit our "Members Only" section to read the full list of rules and regulations.


The playground and ball fields are located in the area adjacent to the Ponderosa Community Center (Club house). In addition to playground equipment, there is a basketball court, baseball field and volleyball net for use by family and guests of Ponderosa members..

Behind the Ponderosa Community Center (Club house) is a beach on the Wenatchee river suitable for swimming. Please be aware that the river is usually cold and can run very fast especially in the spring. IT CAN BE DANGEROUS!

Also it is very important that rocks are not moved around for any reason in this area. The Wenatchee is a designated wild river and it is prohibited to change the river in any way.


Camp fires may be restricted in the Ponderosa based on fire the current fire danger. Burning season is usually CLOSED during the dry season. When the season is closed, there will be "NO CAMPFIRE" signs posted at the mailboxes and on the Fire Danger sign at the Ponderosa entrance.There is currently no burn ban at this time.

Chelan County burn information can be found here.
Information on recreational fires are found here

Please check the rules and regulations here before starting fires in the Ponderosa.



  1. All traffic signs shall be obeyed.
  2. The speed limit on all Ponderosa roads is 15 m.p.h.
  3. Parking is prohibited on roads and cul-de-sacs to provide access to snowplows, road graders, and emergency vehicles. This prohibition includes vehicles, trailers, RV’s, ATV’s, etc… whether motorized or not. This policy is in effect year-round, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Violators will be towed at their own expense and may be subject to additional fines established by the Board.
  4. One-way travel restrictions where posted shall be obeyed.
  5. NO VEHICLES are allowed on greenbelts, thus preventing erosion, destruction of vegetation, and to lessen fire danger in the non-snow seasons. SNOWMOBILES ARE NOT TO BE RIDDEN ON GREENBELTS AT ANY TIME.
  6. Sledding is prohibited on all roads in Ponderosa. (Use the Sledding Hill in the Greenbelt.)
  7. Violent turns which damage road surfaces are prohibited. No U-turns except at intersections.
  8. ALL vehicles shall be in compliance with Chelan County’s Noise Abatement regulations. ALL vehicles must have operational muffler systems.
  9. Riding of non-street legal vehicles (e.g., motorbikes, ATVs, etc.) is prohibited after 9:00 PM and before 9:00 AM.
  10. All motorized vehicles must be equipped with appropriate headlights and taillights if operated between sunset and sunrise.
  11. All vehicles are to travel on the right side of the road, single file.
  12. Helmets are required for the operators of motorcycles, ATVs, go-carts, and snowmobiles.
  13. No more than the manufacturer’s recommended number of riders / passengers per vehicle.

Violations of these rules and regulations may result in:
A. Requirement of hold harmless and indemnification of the PCC Inc. and the Board by owners. The appropriate form will be presented for the member’s signature. If the member refuses to comply, a fine of $100.00 will be charged. If payment is not received in 30 days, a lien will be filed against their property.
B. A second violation will result in a fine of $100.00, collected as indicated in item “A” above.

  • Continued violations will result in an injunction being filed with the Chelan County District Court.
  • All members have the right and obligation to report in writing a violator’s name, type of violation, type and location of violation, date and time of occurrence, as well as the name of vehicle owner and/or sponsoring member. This information is to be presented to a Board member either by hand delivery or by mail. Confidentiality will be preserved. IN ADDITION, driving violations that constitute reckless driving must be reported to the Chelan County Sheriff’s Dept.