Coronavirus response

May 29, 2020

Thank you for your continued patience during these uncertain times. The DC Ranch leadership team is carefully developing plans to reopen additional facilities within the community.

The Homestead
The new target opening date for The Homestead Community Center, including the playground, splash pad and basketball court, is Wednesday, July 1.

The Desert Camp Community Center reopened with new protocols and guidelines on Monday, May 18. Residents have once again been able to enjoy the swimming pools, fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts. At this time, significant resources are being devoted to support the new protocols in place at Desert Camp.

Ranch Offices on Market Street
The Ranch Offices on Market Street are scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, July 1 with protocols in place that are consistent with the new CDC guidelines for offices.

Ongoing operations
DC Ranch team members in all departments are working hard to provide the quality service that residents expect. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the staff by phone at 480-513-1500 or email at

May 15, 2020

DC Ranch is implementing a phased approach that prioritizes health and safety for residents and staff when reopening amenities. While we look forward to reopening, residents should recognize that phased reopening plans will not be an immediate return to normal operations. Rather, they include additional mitigation measures to foster states of low to no community transmission of coronavirus. For a comprehensive look at the new protocols and guidelines that have been implemented, please visit Here are some of the changes Desert Camp visitors can expect:

  • Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Hours and rules of operation are subject to change. Please check for up-to-date hours and information.
  • Access to fitness center and pools through lobby only
  • Check in and waiver required for every resident
  • Hand sanitizer stations and disinfectant wipes located throughout the facility
  • Residents are encouraged to wear face masks
  • Residents should wipe down machines and equipment before and after use
  • Staff will wear face masks
  • Residents only, no guests
  • No private or group lessons, no organized drop-ins
  • Service animals only in the building and pool area (no pets)
  • Recommended duration for fitness center visit is 45 minutes and two hours for pools

Reopening plans follow guidelines from public health officials along with federal, state and local governments.

When you use DC Ranch Community Council facilities, including Desert Camp Community Center, you acknowledge that you are using these facilities AT YOUR OWN RISK. Follow all CDC guidelines. Stay home if you are sick or a higher risk individual. Stay at least six feet away from other patrons who do not live in your household. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Use hand sanitizer and/or wash your hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds.

We look forward to seeing you again and appreciate your cooperation in fostering a healthy and safe environment for all.

May, 13 2020

DC Ranch begins phased reopening following closure for coronavirus pandemic

Gov. Ducey on Tuesday announced that the Stay At Home order in Arizona will end on Friday, May 15 and will be replaced by new guidance that prioritizes health and physical distancing.

As we chart a course toward reopening and recovery, the health and safety of DC Ranch residents is of the utmost importance. DC Ranch has developed new protocols to protect residents and employees and to minimize the spread of COVID-19 when visiting the community centers and offices.

As we reopen, look for follow-up emails, additional signage and new guidelines for occupancy limits, physical distancing and enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures.

Friday, May 15
As previously announced, the tennis and pickleball courts at Desert Camp Community Center will reopen on Friday, May 15. Online court reservations begin on Friday, May 15 at 12:01 a.m. Reservations will be accepted online only (no phone-in or in-person reservations).

Saturday May 16
The playground and basketball court at Desert Camp Community Center and neighborhood playgrounds will reopen. All playgrounds will be disinfected on Friday, but residents should play at their own risk.

Monday, May 18
Desert Camp Community Center, including the fitness center and swimming pools, will reopen with modified hours and enhanced physical distancing and safety measures in place. Operating details will be announced at the end of the week.
Hours: M-F 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday, June 1
The Homestead Community Center, including the playground, splash pad and basketball court is scheduled to reopen along with The Ranch Offices on Market Street. Operating details for those facilities will be announced at a later date.

Events, programs and rentals
All in-person events, programs and club gatherings have been canceled through June.

Virtual activities such as Yoga, Meditation, Strength and Balance, Grapenuts, Lifelong Learning, Women’s Club, Lunchtime Critters, Little Yogi Storytime, Fourth Fridays Virtual Trivia and Social Hour, One Day University and a Donation Drive will continue through June. Click here to view the events calendar. Remember to log in to to see full details.

Please care for yourself and for those around you and continue to adhere to the preventative measures as recommended by public health officials. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact DC Ranch staff by phone at 480-513-1500 or email at

May 8, 2020

Tennis and pickleball set to reopen Friday, May 15

The outdoor tennis and pickleball courts at Desert Camp Community Center will reopen on Friday, May 15.

Online court reservations and drop-in play are permitted for DC Ranch residents only from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily starting May 15. No teams, group or private lessons are permitted. Residents should remain six feet apart and use hand sanitizer. Please note, restrooms will only be available if the community center is open; a center opening date has not yet been established.

The United States Tennis Association, in conjunction with its medical advisory group and its industry partners, has published an extensive list of recommendations for the safe return to the courts during this coronavirus pandemic. Please take a few minutes to read the “Playing Tennis Safely” document by clicking here.

The decision to reopen the tennis and pickleball courts is based on Gov. Ducey’s current executive orders and ongoing guidance from federal, state and county public health officials. Accessibility may be modified as this guidance changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact DC Ranch staff by phone at 480-513-1500 or email at