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.
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 87% 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.
Our Board is currently working with our pool architect, general contractor, and construction project managers to finalize and cost the outdoor renovation project.
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.
LANDSCAPING, GAZEBOS AND HARDSCAPES
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.