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RVA Pools: 2021 Pool Recommendations

Updated: Jun 13, 2021

We are thrilled for pool season to finally be here! I asked you for your favorite family-friendly pools around #RichmondVA . Here are your recommendations in alphabetical order.

*All information was pulled from the pool's website or the member's response.

1.ACAC Midlothian: This gym has fitness, tennis, pools & family events. The pool is zero entry, and it has a sun shade over a portion of the pool plus pool slides! There is also an indoor pool for year around fun.

2. Ashland's Public Pool - Carter Park: This pool does not require a membership to visit. It costs $5 on weekdays and $9 on weekends. The pool is open on weekends starting on May 29, and it opens daily starting on June 18. *This pool also has membership options.

3. Avalon: This Henrico club has two pools, a kiddie pool, a pool slide & basketball hoop. There's also tennis courts and a clubhouse with a snack bar.

4. Burkwood Swim & Racquet Club: Located in Mechanicsville, this recreation association has indoor & outdoor fitness, tennis and pools.

5. Chestnut Oaks: This recreation association has a pool, a children's pool and tennis courts. This pool is located off Parham Road in Henrico.

6. Church Run: This Henrico community recreation center has a pool and tennis courts.

7. Hanover Golf Club: Formerly known as Hanover Country Club, this club has golf, dining, swimming and tennis options. It's located in Ashland, and it offers year around social activities too. *The golf course has public tee-times or you can upgrade to a membership.

8. Lewis Ginter Recreation Center: Located in the historic Ginter Park neighborhood, Ginter Park Pool has three pools: an adult only pool, a main pool & a toddler wading pool. They also have family friendly movie nights & other events.

9. Kanawha: The Henrico recreation center has a pool and tennis courts. They offer water aerobics, and they host food trucks on Friday nights.

10. Raintree Swim and Raquet Club: This neighborhood club has year-round tennis, indoor and outdoor, and fitness, and the pool is open in the summer. This club is located near Deep Run Park in Henrico.

11. Ridgetop: This Henrico recreation association has a swimming pool, a toddler pool, and tennis courts. They've also been hosting outdoor camps and clinics. This recreation center is located near The Village and The University of Richmond.

12. Southampton Recreation Association Pool: Located near Stratford Hills, this recreation association has two baby pools, a water slide, diving well and more!

13. The Dominion Club: Located in Wyndham, this country club has golf, tennis, swimming, dining and family events.

14. Three Chopt Recreation Club: This recreation center has tree large pools, diving boards, water slides, a gated kiddie pool, picnic pavilions, tennis courts, and volleyball courts.

15. Wembly: This pool has a family pool and a baby pool. This pool is located off of Gaskins Road in Henrico.

16. Westwood Club: Located near Willow Lawn in Henrico, this recently renovated club has dining, racket sports, fitness classes, a gated family pool and gated main pool. There are indoor and outdoor tennis courts and dining options.

17. Woodmont: Located in Bon Air, this recreation center has a pool, tennis courts, and family friendly events.

Is your pool missing from the list? Send me an email at and I will add it!


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