This section of the project focuses on upgrading our “backyard” to bring our outdoor facilities up to modern standards. The outdoor plan provides more separated spaces for our members, from young children to our adult members, a sport court for mixed recreational use, improved walkways and court viewing, and upgraded outdoor dining.

 


POOL

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Current pool pictured in the 1960s

We are one of the ONLY clubs and/or recreation facilities to have not upgraded our pool in recent years. In fact, our pool has remained nearly untouched since installation in the 1960s. Inquiries about any possible “pool renovations” are among the most frequently asked questions by potential members. In order for our Club to remain competitive in the Richmond area, to serve our current members and continue to attract new members, an upgrade to our aquatic facility is a must.

Bear in mind that an average of 85%  of our current membership has access to our pool. We can use our existing footprint to better utilize our space and increase capacity. We need to create multiple areas for use by different ages, interests, and groups of members.

 

 

The main pool

New main pool
  • An entirely new EIGHT – lane, T-shaped, 25 meter pool with 30% more water available
  • Two dedicated lap swimming lanes (even during swim team practice)
  • A new dive well with a diving board AND waterslide
  • An adult only sunledge with anchored umbrellas and easy pool entry
  • New aqua benches to chill in the water
  • ADA accessibility
  • A new observation deck for tanning or tennis viewing with shaded open areas underneath for dining or lounging
  • All new pergolas and shade structures with fans and charging stations
  • All new Eco-friendly chairs, lounges, tables and umbrellas
  • New pool mechanical equipment, including a pool heater to continue our extended swim seasons

New Family Pool

The Family Pool

  • A new zero entry family pool designed for our youngest members (zero to 3ft depth)
  • A new permanent shade structure covering part of the pool
  • A new mini youth slide and other fun water features
  • New aqua benches to chill in the water
  • All new pergolas and shade structures
  • All new Eco-friendly chairs, lounges, tables and umbrellas
  • ADA accessibility

 


SPORT COURT

A new, multi-functional sport court will be built in the area between the snack shop and the bubble. This sport court will be used for a variety of activities. Whether it’s a group exercise class like Leonard’s famous boot camp, organized play during one our youth camps, pickleball, or free play for our members, the new sport court will be enjoyed by many for years to come.

  • A new sport court featuring a NEW pickleball court and basketball hoop
  • A new playground for our younger members to enjoy

DINING

Our outdoor dining experience is significantly enhanced with this new renovation. Members will enjoy a variety of of dining and lounging spaces.

  • The main portion existing pool bar remains, however the lower deck and patio are removed to make way for a new 2500 square foot patio with two new fire-pits, a large dining fire-pit table, and a new fireplace with built in bench seating.
  • A second new dining space will be installed by our newly renovated “Westwood Grill”
    Pool Bar Dining Area
  • All new Eco-friendly tables and chairs in all outdoor dining areas
  • A new, portable stage platform to make our deck parties rock!

TENNIS VIEWING

Our tennis players and enthusiasts will also thoroughly enjoy this new plan as we are updating, adding new and enhancing all our courtside viewing options.

  • All the courtside gazebos will be replaced with new, larger, maintenance free gazebos with outdoor ceiling fans to cool off, cafe lights and charging stations for your phones/tablets
  • The new elevated platform in front of courts 5 & 6 will add a new tier of tennis viewing… great for USTA, club tournaments and club challenge!
  • New walkways to the courts – the greenspace running from courts 3 & 4 all the way to 9 & 10 will have 15 feet of even ground walkways

MORE UPDATES AND EXTRAS

The final portion of this outdoor plan improves the remaining aesthetics and function of our outdoor space, including dining and lounging areas, increased tennis viewing and new stone pathways to our outdoor courts as well as new lush landscaping, large shade structures and upgraded hardscapes.

  • Two brand new family ADA restrooms by the youth pool for easy accessibility
  • New fixtures and updates to our existing outdoor pool restrooms
  • All new landscaping including new trees, grass and shrubbery
  • New/additional lighting for evening events and swim meets