Where did they come from?
In the 1970s a group of property owners sued the developer of the Beaches of Nosara Project for failing to fulfill his promises to provide services, amenities, and infrastructure. The suit was settled by an agreement whereby the developer turned over many parcels of property to the homeowners in exchange for dropping the lawsuit. A new organization, Amigos de Nosara, was formed to take ownership of the properties.
As properties were sold over the next few decades, Amigos put some of the proceeds into infrastructure projects such as the community water system and the building that houses the NCA office and the ASADA. Curious note: Much of the present-day parkland property was originally planned as a golf course.
Amigos de Nosara disbanded in the early 2000s and all their remaining assets distributed to community organizations. The NCA received titles to the parklands in 2004 with the charge to keep them from development. We have taken that charge seriously.