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In the early 1960's, community members of Henrico County's West End got together and decided that their area was missing a place for families to gather for swimming, tennis, and other outdoor fun.  Through the enlistment of many helping hands and the raising of much-needed funds, together the group of friends and neighbors formed the Chestnut Oaks Association. 


Incorporated in September of 1963, the Chestnut Oaks Association proceeded to purchase land at the corner of Parham and Fordson Roads, the same land which we still occupy.  A pool was built, and the fun began.  A baby pool, tennis courts, children's play area, blacktop with hoop, tennis practice area, and covered pavilion for parties and picnics were added over the years.  The Chestnut Oaks Stingrays Swim Team currently swims in Division I of the Greater Richmond Aquatic League.  Chestnut Oaks Association is still our legal name, and Chestnut Oaks Recreation Association is our commonly used name - the key word being RECREATION!


We offer one of the best private pool and tennis membership values in the suburban Richmond area. If you are not currently a Chestnut Oaks member, please visit our Membership page, and consider the recreational value that we can offer. We'd love to have you and your family become a part of ours!


The staff includes our pool managers, assistant managers, lifeguards, swim team coaches, swim instructors, tennis instructor, front gate workers, and concession workers.  Our staff is a tremendously dedicated group and we are extremely fortunate to have a wonderful team that works hard to bring our members a top notch recreational experience at Chestnut Oaks!

Chestnut Oaks is a family association. Each member and guest should strive to respect the rights of other members.  These rules are intended to secure reasonable safety and conduct for the enjoyment of the association's facilities. All rules will be enforced. Non-compliance with these rules could lead to suspension of the use of CORA facilities, or termination of membership.


  1. All fees, dues, or other charges must be paid in full prior to using the facilities.  Members not remitting annual summer dues are automatically terminated and will be subject to paying the membership fee again. We do not offer refunds on annual summer dues, membership fee, or guest fees. 

  2. Members agree to abide by the Code of Conduct.  

  3. The rules and regulations can be changed by the Board without notice. The operations of the pool, opening, closing, inclement weather can be changed at the discretion of the Board and the pool manager.

  4. The manager on duty, as well as the lifeguards, have the discretionary authority to remove anyone violating these rules. Members are expected to respect the authority of the manager on duty and lifeguards. If there are issues regarding the application of this authority, they should be made to the Board in writing. 

  5. Members are required to register with the pool attendants prior to using the facility.

  6. Hours of operation hours will be stated in the annual renewal notice and hours will be posted in the facility, however, they are subject to change at any time.

  7. All fees, charges for swim/tennis lessons, babysitter fees, etc. will be stated in the annual renewal notice.

  8. Rules apply to members and their guests.

  9. Fees are not refunded due to expulsion due to violations of rules.

  10. Members not renewing membership must return any keys or other CORA property in their possession.

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