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 lot, and outdoor recreation courts in the clubhouse area.


Pool Type

Outdoor Leisure

Project Type


Project Service

Design Services

Feasibility Study

Most Recent Project

Completed 2020


RRMM Lukmire Architect

Project Amenities

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 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 design the new Clubhouse Pool.

The Sweetbriar Pool, completed in June 2017, 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 use the pool for swim practices and meets.

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


Sweetbriar Pool

3,800 sq. ft 25-meter lap pool

1-meter diving board

drop slide

Clubhouse Pool

6,000 sq. ft., multi-purpose pool

six lane, 25-yard pool

play area with water sprays

water basketball


zero beach entry

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