The Annual Meeting of the members of KRA will be held on Thursday, November 21, at 5:30PM, in the Assembly Room at River Road Church, Baptist. The Assembly Room is very near the entrance from the parking lot. Reports on tennis, diving, swimming, and finances will be given, and results from the survey will be shared. New members of the Board of Directors will be elected. Please join us!

We hope you enjoyed the 2019 pool season. The pools are now closed for the season, except for those adults who have paid the fee and signed the waivers to use the lap pool during September. If you are a September Swimmer, please be sure you remember the hours so that you do not set off the security alarm. They are posted on the Pool Hours page.

There are many tennis activities going on while the pools are closed. Please check the tennis pages of this site or contact Scott Mitchell for information.

If you did not pick up your 2019 directory, we still have some left. Stop by when a staff member is there to get yours.

Please check this web site frequently for updates, and please check your email for messages from KRA NEWS.

Memberships will be available for 2020.   You can download the application from the Membership page. Dues Statements for returning members will be available in January. Remember that Dues Statements are no longer mailed to your houses.


If your email has changed recently, please contact Martha Hodges to update it.  Emails will be coming more and more frequently through the busy summer and fall seasons.

There is basic information for the swim team on this web site, but there is more detailed information on www.kraswimteam.com.  There is also information about swim lessons on that sight.  Also, you will need to register for swim team on www.kraswimteam.com.  Dive team registration is on the Dive Team page on this web site.  Swim team information for 2018 will be updated over the winter on the swim team web site.

If you are using the internet at Kanawha, please use the Kanawha-Guest network.  The password is the same one we have used for years.

You will be receiving emails from KRA more frequently.   Please make sure your email inbox is set to receive messages from KRA News.  The subject line will always read Posts from KRA NEWS.  If these messages are not appearing in your inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folders.  If you are still not receiving them, please make sure you have registered to receive the emails or contact Martha Hodges.  

We are a neighborhood recreation facility located in Western Henrico County, Virginia.  Kanawha is an association of 550 member families with 4 swimming pools, 9 hard surface tennis courts, 2 backboard courts, a playground, a field, and a picnic pavilion.  We have competitive swim and dive teams for children in the summer and competitive tennis teams for all ages throughout the year.  Swimming lessons are offered in the summer, and tennis lessons are offered from March through November.  On this site you should find information about our many activities, membership opportunities, and employment opportunities.  If you have more questions, please contact us.

Information about special events will be coming out frequently.  Please check the website often.  Also, if you receive at email from KRA News, and the subject line reads "Posts from KRA NEWS - Kanawha Recreation Association for (that day's date)" that is an email that you subscribed for, and we are using those to sent out important information.  Unfortunately, we cannot change how the subject lines reads, so please know that a Post from KRA NEWS is important.  

Also, please remember that anyone under the age of 14 must have a parent or adult (age 18 or older) at the pool with them after 5:PM on weekdays.

Help KRA be BEE-Free

Please remember to pick up all spills, especially of sweetened drinks, candy, ice cream, sweets. The sugar attracts yellow jackets who promptly return to their hive to announce their find. They dance out a road map for their hive-mates (we’re not making this up), and before you know it, KRA is swarming with bees. You can help by picking up after yourselves.