Sun City West residents:

If you haven’t heard by now, the Recreation Centers of Sun City West is in the midst of preparing a Master Plan for our community. This plan will help us prepare the Association for a variety of potential upgrades and changes that could be implemented to ensure Sun City West remains the premier community of its type over the next 5 to 10 years. A new generation of residents, changing views around facility needs, leisure activities, food and beverages and facility use will all be addressed as part of this effort.

We have contracted with Epic Strategies to conduct an analysis of other active-adult communities to look at trends in our niche throughout the nation and here in Arizona. While Sun City West has ranked very high (usually in the top 5) active-adult communities nationally in the last several years, it’s always good to take a look at what the “competition” is doing and what we can do better.

As importantly, we want to hear from you to see what you like most about our community, and what you think we can do better. What amenities do we have that you love, and what are we missing that you’d like to see?

We are collecting information in two ways. Through a survey you may complete online, and through roundtables you may attend to share your thoughts in person.

All residents are invited to complete this survey online:

The survey will open at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, and close at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, so if you want to share your thoughts, please do so before then. All individual comments will remain anonymous, but the information will be used in aggregate by Epic Strategies to map out the Master Plan. Residents who do not have computers may use a computer at the Data Resource Center at the Library (be sure to bring your rec card to use a computer), or may pick up a hard copy of the survey at the Library or the reception desk at R.H. Johnson Administration Offices; hard copies must be returned to either location no later than 3 p.m.  Friday, Jan. 14.

The survey will be followed by community round tables. These sessions will all be held on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, but will be held at locations throughout Sun City West to make it as convenient as possible for our membership. Seating is limited, so please reserve your spot early if you want to participate in one of these sessions:

  • 9-10 a.m., Lecture Hall, R.H. Johnson
  • 10:30-11:30, Computer Club Room, Palm Ridge
  • 1-2 p.m., Agave Room, Beardsley
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. Multicraft Room 5, Kuentz

Reservations will be taken beginning Monday, Jan. 3. After that date, you may call 623-544-6110 or send your request to Please include your name, rec card number, and requested time/location. Your reservation is not finalized until staff confirms it . Once all spots are filled, no more reservations will be taken. If you know in advance you will not be able to attend, please call to cancel so we can open the spot for another resident.