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Check our our NEW newsletter!

This Week at DH: June 19 – June 25 

Introducing our new weekly e-newsletter to keep you apprised of the upcoming week’s schedule, activities, reminders and updates.
Daily Operating Hours

Click Here for the full DH calendar

Upcoming Special Events

Mark your calendar and be on the lookout for more details regarding the following special events:
Wednesday, June 22:  Kids Night
Monday, July 4:  4th of July BBQ
Saturday, July 9:  Movie Night
Saturday, July 16:  Adult Dinner – Luau Theme!!

Reminders / Updates / Miscellaneous


More fun with Paint!
John and his team have started work re-painting the lines in the parking lot. This should greatly increase our ability to pack in cars during hot summer days and Thunder Duck swim and dive meets!

Which leads us to…Idea Portal
The board appreciates all the suggestions submitted to the Idea Portal to date.  Please know that while we have not been able to respond to each idea individually, the board does review them on a regular basis to determine which ones can be addressed immediately vs. those to be considered in the context of the pool’s long-term planning process.  Additionally, we will try to answer frequently asked questions to provide any helpful background as it may pertain to specific suggestions or ideas.

The Wall Got a Facelift

Check out the newly painted wall at DH!!

Thanks For a Great Memorial Day!!

WOW!!  What a fantastic Memorial Day at DH ! I’ve never felt a vibe like that at DH before, it was amazing! Check a few pics and videos!

We want YOUR ideas!!

Hello Fellow Members!
Over the past few years, we’ve been happy to bring new ideas to fruition at the pool. We now have a snack bar, and wireless, started a new annual Oktoberfest event, and are working on replacing some of our old signage.

All of these ideas came directly from the membership, and we want to hear more from you!

Check out the new idea portal we just put up for you to submit ideas to the board. We’ll collect them and review them on an ongoing, regular basis. As we consider both long- and near-term planning, your ideas will help us as we plan for the future. 

Thanks in advance and see you at the pool!!

  • Your DH board and Pool Manager


Opening day and more!!

Hello DH members!!

It’s that time of year again. Trees are getting green, the pool cleanup is in full swing, our staff is in training and opening day is nearly here. AND opening day for the 2022 season will be Saturday, May 7 at 10 am.

The pool board will once again be grilling hotdogs and hamburgers for picnics on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. Family movie nights and tot, kid, and teen events are on the summer agenda. The annual Adult Dinner will be on July 16 and the now “annual” Oktoberfest will be on September 24. The calendar on our website is up to date, so please take a look and, keep an eye out for changes and additional membership events.

We’re especially excited that we’ve been able to get to a couple of long-standing asks from members. We’ll no longer have to fight the vending machines as we are opening our new SNACK BAR!! The new snack bar will be serving cold drinks (soft drinks!!), chips and candy, and ice cream.  We also have wireless access available around the entire facility!

Stay posted for more updates and, we’ll see you soon!! 

All the best!
– Your DH Board & Pool Manager

April BOD Meeting – link and agenda

Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association
Regular Board Meeting Agenda
April 7, 2022
Via Teams/In Person

7:30 : Call to Order
7:35 : Approval of Mar. 10 Meeting Minutes
7:40 : Confirm Executive Committee Actions
7:45 : Membership Recorder’s Report
7:50 : Financial Report
8:20 : Manager’s Report
8:30 : Updates

  • Swim Team Update
  • Membership Payment Update
  • Facilities and Construction Committee
  • Snack Bar
  • Insurance & Contracts
  • Inscoe Update
  • Website
  • Member Events/Social Activities
  • Grounds and Landscape (Spring Clean-up)
  • Long Term Planning
  • Water Sports

9:30 : Adjournment

Microsoft Teams meeting:
Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting
Or call in (audio only)
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Phone Conference ID: 863 081 487#

Reminder – DHARA Payment Due March 15

Dear DHARA Members,

We hope you’re as excited as we are excited about the 2022 pool season! We wanted to send a friendly reminder that 2022 payments are due by March 15 (next Tuesday).

Membership dues are $975 for regular members and $455 for emeritus members. A $100 late fee will be applied for payments submitted after March 15 – the fee increases to $225 after April 15. Memberships with unpaid dues by May 1 are subject to condemnation and resale.

To access your bill, please visit the account management page here, where you will be prompted to log in. If you’ve forgotten your username or password, please use the reset password feature under the login button.

As in past years, we request that you pay your membership dues online to help ease administrative burdens and ensure timely and accurate records of your payment. Please note that a processing fee of 2.9% + $0.30 will be applied.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make the check out to Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association and send it with your membership # in the memo line to: Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association, P.O. Box 5643, Arlington, VA 22205.

Please feel free to direct any membership-related questions to Julie Jernigan, Membership Recorder, at  You can also reach the board anytime at


See you at the pool!

The DHARA Board

Annual Membership Dues

Dear DHARA Members,

We’re very excited to start the 2022 pool year, looking forward to an open and enjoyable season, and we have lots of fun activities planned!

For 2022, membership dues were approved at $975 for regular members and $455 for emeritus members.

Please click here to find the 2022 bill with payment instructions. Payments are due by March 15.

As has been said over the past few years, to avoid administrative burdens and ensure timely and accurate recording of your membership payment we request that you pay your membership dues via our online portal at Please note that a processing fee of 2.9% + $0.30 will be applied. If you’ve forgotten your username or password – or don’t know it – use the reset password feature (small link under the login button). Just use an email address associated with your DHARA account, and if a matching account is found, a reset link will be emailed to the address you entered. Once logged in, you are able to pay your bill – as well as purchase guest credits and more.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make the check out to Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association and send it with your membership # in the memo line to: Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association, P.O. Box 5643, Arlington, VA 22205.

Please feel free to contact the board with any questions at

All the best,
– Your DH Board

DHARA 66th Annual Membership Meeting – Feb 2, 2022: 7pm

Our 66th Annual Membership Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, February 2nd at 7pm.  Due to COVID-19, we are unfortunately unable to meet in-person at the clubhouse this year. That said, please attend virtually as your input is important to us and the decisions we make as a board. The meeting is not expected to be lengthy, but we’ll share updates on our work over this past year, plans for next year and beyond, elect Board members, consider amendments to the Bylaws, approve the budget, and most importantly listen to your feedback and suggestions. See the detailed meeting agenda for the Zoom link and the full list of topics.  Also, ballots and board candidate profiles can be found here and the proposed amendments to the Bylaws may be found here.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

  • Your DH board



Join us on Sunday, October 24 for our first ever Oktoberfest evening, open to ADULT members and guests! Hosted on the pool deck, bring a few beers (in cans please) to share out of the community coolers, and we’ll have non-alcoholic beverages available. Feel free to bring friends along to enjoy as well!!