Wildwood Area Recreation Association
2 New London Drive
Lynchburg, VA  24502


Lorraine Curry

Welcome to another season at Wildwood Area Recreation Association (WARA).  I am looking forward to what promises to be another outstanding year at the area's best pool facility.
This year we welcome Kaily Weiss as our new pool manager.  Kaily has been a long standing member, lifeguard and snack bar worker and is very familiar with our pool and other amenities, and we look forward to having her step into this position.  

Dues will remain the same as last year.  We will again offer  a SINGLE MEMBERSHIP for $250.  This is for one person and you will NOT be issued any other passes other than for yourself.  You are required to own a share of stock.  You may still have guests but they will need to pay the $5 guest fee.  There is a limit of 20 of these single membership and is based on first come, first serve.

Family memberships are $450 with a minimum of 4 passes.  Senior memberships are for those age 60 and above and will only be issued a
maximum of 4 guests passes.  If seniors have other family members living with them, they will need to pay the family membership rate.

Be sure to sign up for our text messaging service.  You must sign up to be added but these texts will keep you informed of closings, swim meets, and fun activities you won't want to miss.  To sign up, visit:  https://www.remind.com/join/wildwoodp.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we look forward to seeing you all at the pool!



We are reaching out to all members to see who is interested in volunteering to help at the pool and get involved.  Board members work very hard all year getting the pool ready for members, putting on activities and much more behind the scene.  But we CANNOT do it all.  And quite frankly, many have gotten burnt out.  If we have to add paid positions for many of the things we do, your fees most likely will increase.  It is not fair for our board members to VOLUNTEER their time so that ALL stockholders can enjoy the season.  

You are all stockholders in this pool.  For that very reason, you should WANT to volunteer to help make our pool the very best.  Your dues go to pay our annual expenses including our mortgage, insurance, pool manager and lifeguard salaries, pool chemicals, maintenance costs, electricity, water, internet and other expenses.  

Our tennis courts are in dire need of being replaced. Parking needs to be improved.  New chairs need to be ordered and our snack bar and bathrooms need improvements.  This all costs money. 

So I am reaching out to see if our members have skills, talents and resources to help us make these improvements.  Think about these things and see if you have the ability to:


*  Volunteer time for Activities

*  Build (Construction)

*  Painting

*  Floor Work

*  Raise Funds
*  Electrical 

*  AC Experience (our guard shack could use some much needed AC)

*  Water Line Repair

*  Paving

*  Landscaping

*  The list could go on and on.


I have had members ask for us to supply Daily Guest Passes for free.  We will not do that but guess what?  If you volunteer and provide much needed services, we are willing to reward you with some daily guest passes.  


As an incentive to increase participation in our clean-up days to get the pool ready to open, we are offering 5 free guest passes (a $25 value) to members that show up for one or both of our work days (you will receive 5 free guests passes for each day worked).

The workdays are scheduled for:
Saturday, May 4 from 8:00 am until noon
Saturday, May 11 from 8:00 am until noon




Keep informed about pool closings, special events and more.  Sign up to receive text messages.  Click on the link below to add your mobile number.




Kaily Weiss

Welcome to the 2018 Summer Season!

My name is Kaily Weiss. I currently work Part -ime for Rehab Associates of Central Virginia as an Outsourced Certified Athletic Trainer to Brookville High School. During the school year I also serve as a Substitute Teacher at BHS and BMS. 

Here's a little about my experience with Wildwood Area Recreation Association:
* I have been a member at Wildwood Pool for as long as I can remember.
* I served as a lifeguard for about 3-4 years.
* I also worked in the snackbar for another 5+ years.

Wildwood Pool has been a huge part of my life growing up. I spent every summer here helping my parents on pool clean up/break down days, fishing on the lakes, attending the events the board members planned, playing with friends/family, and looking up to the lifeguards while growing up. 

I am so excited for this summer to be able to take on a new role as Pool Manager. We have a lot of exciting events planned and even ways to get the lifeguards more involved with the members. My goal this summer to make sure our members feel as comfortable and as safe as possible. I am excited to implement new ways to keep our guards trained and ready for any situation that may arise. We cannot wait for this summer and hopefully it will be better weather than what we have been having! 

You can reach me at: wildwoodpoolmanager@gmail.com.

Everyone entering the pool must be a member and have their pass with them while they are at the pool. You are allowed to bring a guest for $5 per guest which includes access to our pool and amenities for the day. THE GUEST(S) MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE PAYING MEMBER(S) WHILE PRESENT.


If you want to reserve a date for a pool party, email your preferred date, time and number of party guests to:


The pool manager will get back with you to let you know

if that date is available and get you on the calendar. 



Keith Weisenstein


Welcome to the 2019 season!  It seems we just closed the pool and here we are ready to start our new season. 
To guarantee your place at the pool it will be necessary for active members (those who were members last year) to have your dues paid on or before May 1, 2019.  After that date, membership will be opened to individuals on the waiting list. 
Dues for 2019 are as follows:
* Family Membership: $450 (with a minimum of 4 passes)
* Senior Membership: $350 (60+) (2 passes with 2 guest passes)
* Single Membership:  $250 (no additional passes) (Only 20 available)
* WARA Stock:  $300 per share
* Permanent Guest Pass:  $150
* Stock Transfer Fee:  $50
There are two ways to pay your membership:
1)  Go to www.wildwoodpoolva.com and click on the membership tab where you will be guided to pay via PayPal.  This is the fastest and most convenient way to pay.
2)  Or you can send a check made payable to WARA to:
      Keith Weisenstein
      1119 Random Way
      Forest, VA  24551
      For questions, please email:  wildwoodmembership@gmail.com
The annual membership dues cover all eligible family members.  A "family" is defined as those individuals related by blood, marriage, or through legal guardianship and living in the same house.  As in the past, a family membership will include a minimum of four passes.  Senior stock members will receive a MAXIMUM of 4 passes.  If there are more than 4 family members living in the household, the family stock membership must be paid.

All dues MUST be paid in full prior to using any of the amenities.  Membership packets containing pool badges & pool rules will be available for pick-up at the pool during opening weekend or anytime after that.  Packets will not be mailed. 





Q.  How will the 2019 waiting list work?

A.  Returning 2019 stock members can join anytime before May 1, 2019.  After that date, families on the waiting list will be offered memberships until we reach capacity.  There are over 50 families on the waiting list and growing every day. Historically, 25 to 35 families leave each year for various reasons, so there is a chance that some people on the waiting list may not get in this year.


Q.  I own stock and haven't been a member for a few years. I can join anytime right?

A.  Unfortunately, no. Your stock membership is considered inactive and you must request to be placed on the waiting list. Note that inactive stock members are given priority over prospective new members. According to the by-laws, priority among inactive stock members is based on the period of time for which the member has been waiting to become active, so the member with the most seniority on the waiting list has first preference.  After all of the inactive stock members have been offered a membership, we will welcome new members until capacity is reached.  At that time, membership will be closed to everyone, including stockholders. 


Q.  How do I become a stock member?

A.  There are two ways: 1) you can purchase stock directly from WARA or 2) you can purchase stock from a WARA stockholder. If you buy stock from WARA, there is a one-time fee of $300, which can be split over two years.  If you purchase stock from a stockholder, it is considered a private transfer and WARA does not take part in the negotiations. Once the transfer is made, the old stock certificate should be sent to Keith and he will issue a new stock certificate in the buyer's name(s). There is a $50 transfer fee for this service.


Important note:
The purchaser in a private transaction assumes the stockholder status of the seller, i.e. if the seller was active in 2018, then the purchaser steps into his shoes in 2019 and bypasses the waiting list.  There is still a $50 stock transfer fee.





Anne Drewry

The Snack Bar is looking forward to serving everyone again this summer!  If you have any items you would like to see on the menu please send me an email and I will do my best to have it available.

Anne's Email Address is:  adrewry@verizon.net 


Monday - Saturday:        10:00 a.m. - 8:00 pm
Sunday:                          12:00 noon - 8:00 pm

Monday - Saturday:        11:00 a.m. - 7:00 pm
Sunday:                          12:00 noon - 7:00 pm


We are seeking members who would be willing to help with activities.  If interested, please email  warapresident@gmail.com.
Activities and dates are subject to change and will be updated on our website.

Sat, April 13

Easter Egg Hunt

11 am
Mon, April 29
Swim Team Signups
(Sweet Frog, Forest)
6 pm - 9 pm
Mon, May 1
Membership Fees are Due!

Sat, May 4
Pool Clean Up Day
(Earn Free Guest Passes)
8 am - Noon
Sat, May 11
Pool Clean Up Day
(Earn Free Guest Passes)

8 am - Noon
Thur, May 23
Staff Kick-Off Dinner
6 pm - 8 pm
Fri, May 24
Adult Wine & Beer Social
(Adults Only)

6 pm - 8 pm
Sat, May 25
Pool Opens Full Time
10 am - 8 pm
Sun, May 26
Opening Cookout
5 pm - 7 pm
Friday, May 31
Schools Out Party 6 pm - 8 pm
Sat, June 1
Family Fishing Day
9 am - Noon
Sun, June 2
Sunday Funday
12 noon - 4 pm
Sat, June 15
Mexican Fiesta Party
Open til 11 pm
Sun, June 16
Dads Day Off
To be Announced
Mon, June 17 Home Swim Meet Pool Closes at 4:00 p.m.
Mon, June 24 Home Swim Meet Pool Closes at 4:00 p.m.
Mon, July 1 Home Swim Meet Pool Closes at 4:00 p.m.
Wed, July 4
4th of July Celebration
Sun, July 7
Sunday Funday
12 noon - 4 pm
Mon, July 8 Home Swim Meet Pool Closes at 4:00 p.m.
Sat, July 20
Moonlight Swim
Open til 11 pm
Sat, Aug 3
Steak & Bake 6 PM (Pool Closes at 4)
Sat, Aug. 17
Moonlight Swim & Hawaiian Luau 
Open til 11 pm
Sun, Aug 18
Sunday Funday
12 n - 4 pm
Sun, Sept. 1
Pizza Truck
5 pm - 7 pm
Mon, Sept. 2
Pool Closes for the Year
5 pm


 - Pool (open Memorial weekend thru Labor Day weekend)
 - Full Size Sand Volleyball Court
 - Tennis Courts
 - Cornhole
 - Fishing on three lakes
 - Snack Bar
 - 4 Square
 - Pickleball (on tennis courts)
 - Basketball (on tennis courts)
 - Children's Playground
 - BBQ Pit
 - Gas BBQ (gas tank available for $5 rental charge)
 - Moonlight Swims
 - Events
 - Pool Rental for birthday and family parties
 - Covered area for parties, picnics
 - Gazebo



Kendra Turner will be giving tennis lessons at the pool again this year.  Give her a call if you are interested in setting up times.

Call 434- 907-0409
Email:   kturner@campbell.k12.va.us
Lessons are again $20 an hour with a limit of 3 people at a time.  (That would be $10.00 each for 2 people at a time) 
Come learn how to play or just improve your game with drills and strategies.  Kendra teaches French at Brookville High School and coach the girls tennis team.  She has played for the Brookville High School and Lynchburg College teams and has been giving tennis lessons at the pool since 2004.



We encourage members to utilize the swim team for swimming lessons.  If  you are desiring private lessons, please check with our pool manager to see if we have lifeguards who may offer private lessons when they are not working.


Mike Frasier, Swim Team President


Hello Wildwood Family and Friends!


The 2019 summer swim season is just around the corner, and we'd love to have you be part of the Wildwood Stingrays Swim Team!  Not only do we swim competitively as part of the Lynchburg Aquatic League (LAL), we also have lots of FUN! Our more relaxed environment fosters friendship among the swimmers and the families. No previous swim experience is needed as our coaching staff loves to teach kids to swim!


Our swimmers range in age from 5-18 years old. The season consists of 6 dual meets, on Monday nights, ending the season with our "B" & "A" championship meets.  While we are a competitive team, we achieve success in a relaxed, fun-spirited and supportive atmosphere. We do offer a training team for younger or less experienced swimmers who are new to competitive swimming.


Our regular swim team practices daily Monday through Friday, and we hope to again offer additional stroke clinics throughout the summer (morning and evening times are available most days).


Heath Grishaw will be returning as Head Coach again this year.


We will be holding swim team sign-ups April 29th, 2019 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Sweet Frog in Forest. If you have been a part of our team in the past, we look forward to seeing you again! If you are thinking of joining or want to see what our swim team is all about, we can't wait to meet you. This will also be a fundraising event, so plan to stay after you register and enjoy some Sweet Frog.l. 

If you have questions, please contact me:
Wildwood Swim Team Board


We also have a wonderful opportunity for younger children who might not be ready for the swim team but would like to work on their stroke technique and become more proficient in the water.  The training team is a 6 week program, 3 days a week, where children get stroke instruction from experienced coaches.  It is a fun atmosphere and provides an excellent chance for younger children to be part of the team without competing in the swim meets.


(Pool will close at 4:30 pm for home swim meets.)

Jun 10 - Away at Hill City
Jun 17 - Home vs. Peakland
Jun 24 - Home vs. Farmington
Jul    1 - Home vs. FAST
Jul    8 - Home vs. Winton CC
Jul  15 - Away at Oakwood


July 20 - "B" Meet Championship at Farmington
July 27 - "A" Meet Championship at Oakwood




We have set up a Facebook and Twitter account.  Like us on Facebook.   Click on the link to the left to access our page.
Find us on Twitter at wildwoodpool1.



Our website is www.wildwoodpoolva.com.  Click here for our by-laws, pool rules, forms, payment information, swim team information and more.




The Lake Forest Garden Club is looking for individuals interested in joining their club.  If you are interested, please contact Barbara Coleman at 434-534-9613 or email her at monnieandbarb@verizon.net.