It’s the men’s turn. MEN’S NIGHT is THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, at 7:PM. Kanawha will provide hot grills, sides, and beverages. Men, please bring your own meat to grill. The cost is $12.00 per person, and guests are welcome. There will also be 3 Cornhole sets ready for a Cornhole tournament. Sign up online (www.krarva.org) by Tuesday, August 20.

Due to Men’s Night, all the pools will close at 7:PM on Thursday, August 22.

On Wednesday, August 21, we will have a “FREE GUEST” DAY all day. Guests will be allowed to come to KRA all day without paying the guest fee. Invite your neighbors who are not yet KRA members to spend time here to encourage them to join for 2020! Also, that evening we will have another “Specialty Pizza” Night at the snack bar.

During the week of August 26-30, all the pools will close at 7:PM on Monday through Friday.

On SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, we will have “Noodle Night” from 4:PM to 8:PM.

The 2019 directories are here. Pick yours up from the gatekeeper the next time you come to KRA.

The thunderstorms on July 4 played havoc with our festivities. We managed to get all of our events in except the swimming relays. We have rescheduled those for Labor Day morning before the DJ starts. Parents, you will still get your chance to race with your children.

The pool season is in full swing. The 10-9 weekdays began on June 14. Please check this web site frequently for updates, and please check your email for messages from KRA NEWS.

A few memberships are available for 2019.   You can download the application from the Membership page. For returning members, the Dues Statement is now posted on the Membership Information page. Remember that dues notices are no longer sent through US Mail.  


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.