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Lake Sherwood Acres Subdivision

Baton Rouge’s Best Kept Secret

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Last modified: October 29, 2017


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Who We Are
Lake Sherwood Acres  is a "well-kept secret" of 312 homes located between S. Sherwood Forest and Coursey Boulevards.  There are 81 homes built along the shores of a  20 acre lake, as well as 231 homes that are located off the lake.  The neighborhood was developed by Victor Coursey in 1974 when this area was considered far out from down town. Part of the draw for this neighborhood is the 25 meter swimming pool and large clubhouse, as well as the many, well maintained green common areas and private lake.

Sherwood Lake Association Purpose
The Sherwood Lake Association Articles of Incorporation state that the association "is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Louisiana, for the purpose of, among other things, owning, preserving, maintaining and regulation for the use of its members the lake shown on the official plat of Lake Sherwood Acres Subdivision..."

Where are we located?
We are located east of  S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard and north of Coursey Boulevard. Click Here for a map of the area and of the actual  neighborhood.
Please be aware that the Lake Sherwood Acres Restrictions and Covenants and  Baton Rouge City Ordinance No. 10669 passed on August 14, 1996, requires all sellers to furnish the buyers of their property a copy of all deed and building restrictions affecting that property. Additionally, all dues must be paid in full prior to the sale of any property and a written “Paid in Full” Invoice must be presented at the closing. Contact the treasurer well in advance of the closing for a copy of the Invoice.

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        2017 Fall Newsletter

September 18, 2017 

Reinstatement of City Rules on parking and use of storage containers

 The SLA Board would like to communicate that the City has lifted the suspension of parking rules and use of storage containers. This means that the parking regulations are back into effect and the storage containers, PODS, and Dumpsters will once again be subject to City restrictions.

 Following the Flood of 2016, the City made the decision to suspend these rules. The rationale was that across the City and Parish many people were hosting others that flooded. These hosted people or work crews brought their vehicles; which presented considerable parking issues. Because some houses were being repaired the use of storage containers and dumpsters were required.  

Recently, the City has lifted the suspension of these rules. Anyone still requiring relief of the rules may apply and be granted an exception a case-by-case basis. The City will be making any of these determinations. We wanted to caution you that the parking rules are back in effect at this time. We have seen parking violations such as parking on the grass at residences, parking across the sidewalk or parking upon the medians in the cul-de-sacs. It is quite possible for a citation to be placed upon an illegally parked vehicle.

 Storage units or PODS have a specified time frame that they may be on the property. Essentially, the storage unit or POD may only be on the driveway for 15 days or 30 days if it is at the rear of the driveway.  

Dumpsters are only allowed when there is a city issued building permit in effect. The commercial dumpster may be placed upon the lot subject to building setback requirements during the construction project time specified in the city issued permit.

  We did want to alert you to this change. The SLA BOD has received complaints in the last year on several instances where someone was in violation of these impacted rules. Of course, because of the suspension of the rules, there was little that could be done.

 At this time, the SLA BOD is checking for instances of violations of these issues or any of the specific Restrictions and Covenants of Lake Sherwood Acres and will be contacting the resident. The Lake Sherwood Acres Council is handling this task. I do ask that you cooperate with them and remedy any of these situations. We also ask that you report any issues that you notice to the SLA Board of Directors for review.

 It is important to keep our Subdivision in the best possible appearance, as this will impact the value of all of our residences.

 Thank you for your assistance on this: Mike Hayes , President, Sherwood Lake Association


In recent years we have

not been able to put up any

Christmas Decorations because of the

aging condition of what we have available.

I have heard from several residents that wanted to have some decorations on our common areas.


Because we have the opportunity to start fresh, I wanted to ask for resident volunteers that would like to work to determine what would be appropriate and help acquire and install Christmas decorations. Without volunteer help, we will not be able to acquire or install any decorations. 

If you have interested, please send an Email to Mhayeslsa@cox.net. Please include a contact Email or phone number for you. Please provide available dates that you could meet to begin our discussions.


Thanks, Mike Hayes, President, SLA

Below and attached is some information that people in your neighborhood might like to know.

1.      Click on the link below if you want to share statistics and Halloween safety tips with your neighborhood. I think the stats are there to make us all follow the tips.


      2. Celebrate Veterans’ Day at 11:50 A.M. on November 11th, 2017 at the Port Hudson Cemetery. More information is attached.

3.      If you are interested in events in Baton Rouge related to eating healthy, check out the Healthy BR link for a list.

Healthy BR healthybr=brgov.com@mail75.atl51.rsgsv.net  You can get on their mailing list.

4.      Attached are quotes from Manners of the Heart which is a program that is going into the schools and on the radio to make us better people.  

Enjoy this beautiful Fall weather!

Mary Fontenot

Community Outreach/Code Enforcement

Department of Development

(225) 389-3039, ext. 106