DH Kentucky Derby Lawn Party – May 6, 5-8 PM: followed by Movie Night

Giddyap Friends!

Please join us On May 6 from 5-8 pm for a Kentucky Derby Potluck on the Dominion Hills lawn! We’ll watch the Derby on the big screen, play some corn hole and other lawn games, and hold some fun contests for children and adults. BONUS – At 8 pm, we’ll kick off the first movie night of the season!

Please bring a main course and either an appetizer, side dish, or dessert to share. Derby-inspired menu items are encouraged. Beverages are BYOB.
So find a Derby Hat (the fancier the better) and come have some fun! Contests and additional activities will be forthcoming!

See you soon at the pool!!

Make a Difference – Join the DH Board!

DHARA Members,

This summer the pool took a huge leap forward to normalcy and summer fun! We reenergized through movie nights, kids nights, ice cream socials, holiday picnics, and swim and dive meets (Go Thunder Ducks)! We were also able to introduce new fun to the pool. The Quack Shack was a huge success and led to a national shortage of Choco Tacos. The first annual Luau was a smash hit, followed by another tremendous Oktoberfest dinner. Music rocked the pool. Parking lot lines and grimy walls were painted. Towel hooks adorned fences. Many of these ideas were introduced through member participation and volunteerism. While there are many ways to contribute to the pool, one great way to volunteer and effect change is to join the board!

If you are interested in getting more involved at DH and have a desire to help with the decision-making processes that enable the fun, safe, and memorable experiences to happen for our members, now is your chance.

The DHARA Nominating Committee is currently looking for candidates to stand for election as a member of the Board of Directors for the next 3 years. Any interested member should send their expression of interest with a photo and short biography to Dave Messman at dmessman@hotmail.com or Matt Bachrack at matt.bachrack@gmail.com no later than close of business December 17, 2022.

Expectations include:

  • 3 years of service
  • Attendance at all monthly board meetings
  • Leadership of one committee and membership in another are minimum expectations, and time commitment to these committees
  • Responsive to all membership inquiries and comments
  • Understand the safety and financial implications of major decisions that impact the membership


The full membership will have the opportunity to vote for candidates in the new year, leading up to the Annual Membership Meeting on February 1, 2023.

Kids Night – Wednesday July 27 @7pm

On Wednesday, July 27 at 7 pm we are excited to host KIDS NIGHT!!

All kids who have passed the swim test, ages 6-12 are welcome.

Register here

This season we are trying a new entrance process to help shorten the wait when entering the party. Please read below:

The online signup will be open until 12pm the day of the event

If you prepay for your child to come to kids night there will be an admittance wristband available for you or them to pick up from the front desk between 12:30pm and 7:00pm the day of the event

You may also purchase an admittance wristband at our front desk any time between now and the event.

We’re totally looking forward to a great time. See you at the pool!!

Kids Night Sign Up

July Board Meeting – July 7 at 7:30pm

Due to a plethora of schedule conflicts, the July board meeting has been moved up to the 7th from the 14th and will start at the usual time of 7:30 pm ET

Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association

Regular Board Meeting Agenda

July 7, 2022

Via Microsoft Teams/In Person

  • 7:30                 Call to Order
  • 7:35                 Approval of June 9 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
    • Water Sports
    • Long Term Planning
    • Idea Portal Review
    • Facilities and Construction Committee
    • Member Events/Social Activities
    • Insurance & Contracts
    • Inscoe Update
    • Grounds and Landscape
  • 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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2022 Adult Dinner – It’s a LUAU!!

Dust off that Hawaiian shirt because the DH Adult Dinner is a Luau this year! Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 16 at 6pm. Your $20 ticket includes an island-themed BBQ dinner, a commemorative Luau cup, and a welcome lei!

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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!! https://dominionhills.org/ 

All the best!
– Your DH Board & Pool Manager