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Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter

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.

Lake Sherwood Amenities

Sometimes we forget that Lake Sherwood Acres has many amenities that have withstood the deterioration that accompanies many older subdivisions. Our lake and grounds are in excellent shape, and the Club is an active beehive of activity for the summer and throughout the year with frequent use for meetings, complimentary resident functions and rentals.

Recommended Fencing Guidelines


Lake Sherwood Acres (LSA) is a vibrant neighborhood that presents an attractive appearance throughout our subdivision. The Homeowners Association of LSA is known as "Sherwood Lake Association (SLA)". The Standing Committee that works with residents on landscaping, maintenance or additions to their properties is known as "The Council".

Our neighborhood continues to enjoy the addition of many new residents each year. By paying close attention to the "curb appeal" of our homes, residents strengthen the value of their properties, and showcase our subdivision to others as appealing and inviting.  

Below are some guidelines suggested by the SLA Board and Council, which may be of help to our residents in either making changes in their fence or maintaining what's already in place.

Section 1 - SLA Council Permit Items

Prior to starting any exterior work, an SLA Council "Homeowner's Maintenance Form" is required for all repairs, changes, or modifications to the exterior of your property. A "Homeowner's Maintenance Form" may be found on the Lake Sherwood Acres webpage, (www.lakesherwoodacres.com). The complete version of the RESTRICTIONS & COVENTANTS also can be found on the website.

Section 2 - Fencing

All fences and walls shall be subject to the following restrictions:

(a) All fences and walls shall be constructed and installed and maintained in good appearance and condition at the expense of the Owner of the lot on which they are located. All damaged fencing and walls shall be repaired or replaced by a design with materials and color approve by the council.

(b) All fences must be six feet (6') or less unless they are located along a common area. These fences shall be four feet (4') in height or shall have an open webbing on the upper two feet (2') if they are over four feet (4') in height. Fence requests, in writing, will be considered and approved in writing after review by the "SLA Council". No fence shall extend beyond the front face of the house.

(c) "Sherwood Lake Association" and "SLA Council" approves a policy that primarily requires a fence height of 6-feet in those areas that fences are allowed.

(d) In special cases in order to provide security or privacy, the "SLA Council" will approve up to an 8-foot fence in those special cases with the approval of the "Sherwood Lake Association Board of Directors".

(e) The City of Baton Rouge Fence Permit Information can be found at the following link: https://www.brla.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2271/Chapter-9---Use-Regulations-PDF

Adopted by the Sherwood Lake Association Board of Directors (Date: 06 August 2018)

Last updated 10/1/18