About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the Lake Ridge Association is to enhance property values, promote community life and care for natural resources.


Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation Association (LRPRA) is a planned unit development community nestled along the southern bank of the Occoquan River Reservoir in Prince William County, Virginia. This family friendly community is known for its beautiful woodland setting and has been established for over 50 years.

In 1969, Ridge Development Corporation, along with the late Kenneth Thompson, developed what was once a remote cluster of homes into today’s planned community of Lake Ridge. On March 29, 1972, with its Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions recorded in Prince William County, Virginia, the Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation Association was established.

The community is set on 4,700 acres of common ground with 1,200 acres maintained by the Association, consisting of 7,278 property units that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, 2 apartment complexes and commercial properties. In addition, the Association offers a variety of amenities to include 5 pools and a spray ground, a boat ramp, community centers for rent, sports fields, playgrounds, fitness stations and other outdoor recreational courts  including tennis, pickleball, basketball, multi-use and volleyball.

Lake Ridge on the Map

Chief Operating Officer / General Manager

Ms. Bernie Guthrie is a graduate of The University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics, George Mason University with a B.A. in Psychology, and George Mason University with an M.B.A. Furthermore, she has industry credentials that include the CMCA (Certified Manager of Community Associations), AMS (Association Management Specialist) and PCAM (Professional Community Association Manager).

Ms. Guthrie previously worked as a Large-Scale Community Association Manager at Belmont Bay Homeowners Association, HOA Division Director with Community Management Corporation, Regional Director at First Service Residential, and most recently as Director of Association Management at National Realty Partners. 

She is a member of the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the Community Association Institute (CAI), Virginia Legislative Action Committee, and a contributor to Quorum Magazine.

In her free time, Ms. Guthrie enjoys cooking new recipes, gardening in her back yard and reading biographies.