Throughout the year, the HHPPOA Activities/Recreation Department plans a wide variety of exciting activities and events for the diverse population of the Plantation. They include special events, seminars, classes workshops, and much more. The activities are held at various POA facilities (Plantation House, Spring Lake Pavilion, Dolphin Head Recreation Area, Spring Lake Community Pool, Practice Ball Field, or Spring Lake Recreation Area).
For the youth of the Plantation, a summer recreation program - Kids Kamp - is held each summer. In addition, a variety of clubs are available for participation by all residents of the Plantation.
We pride ourselves in our ability to provide and meet the needs of the different age groups that comprise the Hilton Head Plantation community. Detailed information is available in the monthly publication of the Plantation Living newsletter.
The building is an elegant air-conditioned and heated Lowcountry-style clubhouse located on Spring Lake Lagoon in the Spring Lake Recreation area. The building contains a large main room with a gas fireplace, kitchen, open gallery (upstairs), sound system, outdoor veranda, and a sweeping panoramic view of Spring Lake Lagoon, golf course, and beautiful homes. It is used for various POA activities, club meetings, socials, and can be rented for private use by property owners for weddings, receptions, birthdays, anniversaries, and other social events.
The Pavilion is a beautiful, brand new, two-story facility (May 2012) with two outdoor decks (upstairs and downstairs), fire pit, picnic tables, grill, nearby playground, and charming gazebo at the end of a long deck. It contains a large, gourmet kitchen, large meeting room, and upstairs fitness class room with mirrors. The building is located on Spring Lake Lagoon in the Spring Lake Recreation Area. It is used for various POA activities, club meetings, socials, and can be rented for private use by property owners for weddings, receptions, birthdays, anniversaries, and other social events.
The building is a small, air-conditioned and heated clubhouse located in a casual setting on spectacular Port Royal Sound. It contains a small meeting room/kitchen area, and indoor gas fireplace. It is located on a large outdoor deck with connecting bathrooms. It also has an outdoor shower, grill, picnic tables, and horseshoe pit. Located nearby is a large playground and walking beach. The building is used for various POA activities, club meetings, socials, and can be rented for private use by property owners for weddings, receptions, birthdays, anniversaries, and other social events.
This extraordinary portion of the Plantation contains a large marsh area and walking beach. It is located in the Dolphin Head Recreation area and is on the Intercoastal Waterway of Port Royal Sound. The beach is treasured and enjoyed by all Plantation residents for walking, sunning, and fishing. Located nearby is the Dolphin Head Recreation playground, a picnic area, and mile-long walking path along spectacular Port Royal Sound.
The newly constructed Spring Lake Pool is located at the Spring Lake Recreation Area. The new design includes a zero-depth entry, lazy river, splash pad, cabanas, and updated bathhouses. The pool is utilized by residents for open swimming, lap swimming, as well as water aerobics. During the months of April, May, September, and October, the Spring Lake pool is open until dusk. During June, July, and August, the pool is open until 8:00 p.m. Pool hours can also be found in the calendar section of our Website.
The Spring Lake Tennis facility is available for residents to use on an hourly or membership basis. The facility consists of a Pro Shop and 12 Har-Tru courts. Activities included informal tennis mixers, socials, round-robins, clinics, and tennis lessons taught by the Tennis Professional. Please call 843-681-3626 for more information.
Entertaining and challenging playgrounds are available for Plantation children at the Spring Lake Recreation Area and Dolphin Head Recreation Area.
An open field is available for casual use such as informal field activities and fishing. The area contains a volleyball net, leisure path, and stocked fresh water lagoon.
A practice ball field is available for all residents to use on a casual basis. Various members of local Dixie League baseball and soccer teams also may utilize it for practice (restrictions apply). Scheduling the ball field or soccer area is handled by the Scheduling Office at the Plantation House, tel. 843-681-8090.
More than seven miles of leisure paths are available throughout the Plantation for the residents to enjoy. Various paths are marked with information maps demonstrating where the particular path leads. The paths are shared with walkers, bikers, and residents rollerblading. Maps of our leisure path system are available at the POA Service Center on Surrey Lane, for a nominal fee.
Plots are available for residents to grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs through membership in the Farmers Club. The Club operates the Farm in addition to hosting sales, socials, and monthly meetings. More details are available in the monthly Plantation Living newsletter.
This small, protected ecosystem is a 50-acre conservancy with large cypress trees, blooming water plants, marsh deer, and a great variety of birds. The conservancy is administered by the POA and Hilton Head Land Trust.
This 127-acre conservancy is home to a wide variety of birds and animals native to this region. Osprey, owls, hawks, and many small birds nest here. Nature trails and a boardwalk meander through this preserved forest and wetland. Benches placed in quiet areas make this a wonderful place to observe nature. The property is administered by the POA and Hilton Head Land Trust.
Both fresh and saltwater fishing are available in the many lagoons and lakes throughout the Plantation. Please check the Rules and Regulations for specific information about fishing activities.
Throughout the year, the Department plans special events for the entire community. Some of the events include: the Easter Sunrise Service, the Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch, spring or fall Trash & Treasure Sales, indoor and outdoor concerts, Hilton Head Plantation Day - July 4th, the Children's Halloween and Holiday parties, the Caribbean Pool Party, Teen/Tween parties, the Holiday Hayride, and much more. Details can be found in the Plantation Living newsletter.
The Kids Kamp Program is held each summer for children of the Plantation in grades K-8. They enjoy field activities, crafts, swimming, music, cooking, special events, and much more. All activities take place in Spring Lake Pavilion, deck and playground area, Spring Lake Pool, and recreation fields. Hours for the program are 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The program is managed by the Director of Activities, led by a camp director, and includes experienced college-age counselors. Applications forms are available at the POA Service Center.
Several classes are held on a year-round basis, e.g., Low Impact Aerobics, Qigong, and Yoga. Special classes are held at various times of the year, e.g., water aerobics, plus whatever other classes that may be of interest to the residents.
Interesting, cultural, fun, and exciting seminars are planned for the residents throughout the year. Some of these are the Cooking Live series, insurance, medical, nature, fitness, and travel seminars.
On an almost daily basis, one of the clubhouses is usually occupied by one or more of the POA-recognized clubs. They include the Women's Club (over 500 members), Newcomers, Dog Club, Gardening, Bridge, Farming, Yachting, Fishing, Crafts, Tennis Social, Dancing, Artists, Woodcarvers, and much more. Current information on the clubs' activities is available in the monthly Plantation Living newsletter.
Residents can proudly display attractive license plates for their cars in two designs. Each plate is reasonably priced and available at the POA Service Center.
The Plantation has very special residents who volunteer their time, skills, and knowledge for various good deeds on the Plantation. Besides volunteering for the Board of Directors and POA committees, they have also participated in the completion of important mailings to property owners, special events (July 4th), Easter Sunrise Service, and much more. If you are interested in becoming part of this "exclusive" group of special people, you can fill out an application, which is available at the POA Service Center.
This program gives residents the opportunity to purchase an article (bench, etc.) in memory of a loved one or special person in their life and donate it to the Plantation. At the donor's request, it is placed in a specific area with a plaque noting the person they are honoring. Applications for donations are available at the POA Service Center.