1332249728office-w500Lakewood Property Owners’ Association

Located in North Little Rock, Arkansas, Lakewood is a special place to live. It is differentiated from other residential developments by its rich history, abundance of natural amenities and wealth of recreational opportunities. There is a definite sense of community among the area’s residents and a strong commitment to maintain the area’s character and desirable living environment.

Lakewood is an area of approximately 1500 acres and has six lakes that flow from north to south. The majority of Lakewood’s facilities, other than its lakes, are located in McGee Park. The park is the major recreational facility and presently serves team sports that draw from outside the Lakewood area. The park contains a large swimming pool and several lighted sports fields. The park is intended to serve Lakewood’s extensive youth recreational programs.

Administrative Staff

1. Christopher “Evan” Blake
LPOA Executive Director

Hello LPOA members,

For those of you who don’t know me my name is Evan Blake. I have been with the LPOA since May of 2011. I come from a big family and my time at the LPOA has only made my family bigger. I cherish the relationships I have made at LPOA. I have had the opportunity to wear many hats at Lakewood. I started out working maintenance and have done everything from coaching soccer, refereeing soccer, umpiring baseball, assigning referees for our soccer league, and annual soccer tournament, many other odd jobs along the way. I am a born and raised North Little Rock kid. I attended elementary school at Immaculate Conception, high school at Catholic High School, and college at Christian Brothers and UALR. I have an amazing wife named Erica, two children (Miles and Kensley),  four cats (Mogli, Dobby, Sebastian, Hiccup), and two dogs (Nala, Lilo). My wife and I have been together for 12 years and married almost 5. We met in Lakewood and look forward to raising our family in Lakewood. I love coaching soccer, working with kids, all things Disney, Harry Potter, The Razorbacks, and spending time with my 6 nieces and nephews. I have big plans for Lakewood and I am very grateful to lead and represent such a wonderful place. I look forward to upholding the legacy of Lakewood and meeting more of its wonderful neighbors.

Evan Blake

LPOA Executive Director

2. Mark Shaw
Programs Coordinator

Our  LPOA Program Coordinator, Mark Shaw, who started working for your LPOA in May 2018.  Mark and his wife have been residents of Lakewood since 1999.  He grew up in Wisconsin and graduated college with a degree in Wildlife/Biology.  After college, he worked in the wildlife field for 35 years. He has worked in Missouri, Wisconsin, Florida, Alabama, and Arkansas.   He and his wife, Andrea, whom he met while working in Florida, have 1 child, Samantha.   She grew up in the Lakewood neighborhood, attended school in the NLR School District, and is completed her degree at U of A- Fayetteville and now resides in Arizona.   The Shaw’s have a chocolate lab named Aubrey Pearl and a Ginger colored Caviler King Charles Spaniel rescue dog named Archie.  During his down time Mark loves to work outside on his yard and gardens.  He also enjoys putting up “a few” lights in their yard for the neighborhood residents to enjoy during the Halloween and Christmas season.

Mark and Andrea both agree that the Lakewood neighborhood is an awesome place to raise children with great nearby schools and businesses, beautiful scenery that includes lakes, parks, and recreational sport opportunities.  They joined the LPOA when they moved to Lakewood back in 1999 and have enjoyed the many benefits their LPOA membership offers.  Mark looks forward to working with the LPOA Staff and the Lakewood residents to keep the Lakewood neighborhood and the LPOA thriving for future generations to enjoy.

3. Dawn Menard
Finance Manager

Dawn Menard has been employed at LPOA since 1997. Dawn handles the financial duties of the association which includes payroll, taxes, account payables and account receivables.

Dawn attending the University of Central Arkansas where she received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She and her husband Andy, have two children and two grandchildren.  They attend Immaculate Conception Church.


Maintenance Staff

7. Nick Herring
Assistant Maintenance Engineer
6. Kody Gill
Maintenance Engineer
5. Chris Blake
Maintenance Supervisor

Current LPOA Board Members

Name, Term Ends Position
Matthew Banks, 2024 President
Mindy Carroll, 2024 Member
Joey Price, 2024 Member
Natalie George, 2025 Member
Amy Webb, 2025 Member
Kyndle Daniels, 2025 Member
Caitlin Hicks, 2026 Member
Michael Holmes, 2026 Member
Lance Smith, 2026 Member

Program Staff/Volunteers

Family Events (Year-round) LPOA Staff
Soccer (Fall & Spring) LPOA Staff & Coaches
T-Ball/Baseball (Fall & Spring )LPOA Staff & Coaches
Girl's Softball (Spring) LPOA Staff & Coaches
Lakewood Waves Swim Team (Summer) LW Waves Staff & Coaches
Swim Lessons (Summer) LPOA Staff
Kickball (Winter & Summer) LPOA Staff & Coaches
Futsal/Indoor Soccer (Winter) LPOA Staff & Coaches
Lakewood Pool and Concessions LPOA Staff Lakewood Tennis Center (Year-round) Derek Nordentoft

Park Patrol

The Park Patrol regularly checks the lakes, parks, tennis courts and all facilities for LPOA Membership enforcement. PLEASE Display your LPOA Car Decal when parked at lakes or in parks. Register your watercraft yearly and Display Current Decal on the Watercraft. Have your Membership Card with you when using LPOA facilities such as pool, tennis courts and boating/fishing.