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Lake of the Woods Association

Locust Grove, VA

Lake of the Woods Association, Inc. (LOWA) is a community association of 4,256 private home lots and over 8,000 residents. The community provides many amenities including a private lake around which home sites are located, a clubhouse, two pool complexes, a community center, golf course, and stables, most of which are close to 50 years old.

In 2016, the LOWA retained The Lukmire Partnership Architects with Counsilman-Hunsaker to prepare a study to evaluate alternative concepts for the swimming pool, bathhouse, fitness center, parking, and outdoor recreation courts in the clubhouse area.

The design team undertook the study over a four-month period in which they met with LOWA committees, developed a space needs program for the pool, bathhouse and fitness center, and prepared concept designs and revisions to those concept designs based on feedback from residents and the Ad Hoc Committee.

Pleased with the results from the study, LOWA retained the design team to redevelop the Sweetbriar Pool and plan for the new Clubhouse Pool.

The Sweetbriar Pool was completed in June 2017 and includes a 3,800 sq. ft., six lane, 25-meter lap pool with drop slide and 1-meter diving board along with a separate 700 sq. ft. activity pool for younger children. The pool is home to the Barracudas, LOWA’s competitive swim team, who uses the pool for practices and swim meets.

The Clubhouse Pool will be completed in 2019 and will include a 6,000 sq. ft., multi-purpose pool with a six lane, 25-yard pool and play area with water basketball and volleyball, and zero beach entry.