MEMBERSHIP INFO & APPLICATIONS
Parklawn Pool identifies available memberships in early March after giving prior year memberships an opportunity to renew. So annually at least until March the pool maintains a waitlist. Since Northern Virginia has a lot of transition please join our waitlist. To waitlist your name submit an online membership form (see link to Online Application lower on this page). By joining the waitlist you are not bound to join the pool since membership only invokes upon receipt and acceptance of membership payment. The Parklawn Membership Committee notifies waitlist members when they can join the pool and then allows waitlist participants two weeks to submit their hard-copy application and payment before the committee moves on to the next waitlist membership request. The committee will also notify waitlist members once the pool is full for the season and will recommend sister pools so everyone can find a place to swim. Even if you cannot join us this season you will remain on our waitlist for the next season so you will not lose your spot in queue.
NEW MEMBER RATES
The pool has always given senior memberships (all members 65 or over) a discounted rate.
RETURNING MEMBER RATES
IF PAID ON OR BEFORE MAY 1, 2020:
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IF PAID AFTER MAY 1, 2020:
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Parklawn Pool is open to everyone to join. You DO NOT have to live in the Parklawn or Heywood Glen neighborhoods to be a member. Our members reside in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Washington DC, and even parts of Maryland. We are a private pool and you must purchase a membership to join. Membership applications are available/downloadable in the top two links below.
To expand our membership base and to attract and retain members, especially memberships for new families with small children, the Parklawn Recreation Association (PRA) favorably changed the “single” and “couple/two-person” membership definitions and instituted a policy that children under 4 do not factor into membership level/price. So, a “single” membership can be any adult (18 or over) or any adult with any children under 4. A single parent with two children under the age of 4 is considered a single membership until the first child reaches age 4, when the membership becomes a couple/two-person membership until the second child reaches 4, when the membership then turns into a family membership. A “couple/two-person” membership can be any two people 4 years or older (any person under 18 must also have an adult 18 or over on the membership form). So two adults, an adult and a child 4 or over and other children under 4, or two adults with all children under 4 are all considered a “couple/two-person” membership.
The PRA also offers a discounted membership rate for any new membership for the first year. This gives new memberships an opportunity to experience the pool before committing to the higher rate. That said, the rate increase after a year is marginal ($100 or less based on membership type) and can be reduced by performing service hours at the pool.
Download the PRA New Membership Application.
In 2015 the pool designated a portion of the standard membership rate as a work fee (without raising rates). Returning non-senior (under 65) memberships at the pool more than one year (new members and all seniors are exempt) can now get back a portion of their membership rates by becoming more involved in the pool’s maintenance and activities. This way the pool builds community and spreads the maintenance workload. Or, a member can just choose to let the pool keep the fee.
Under this new work fee/requirement, for example, a returning family or couple membership (as defined earlier) reduces its overall membership rate by $50 after fulfilling 4 hours of pool-related work or non–swim team volunteer activity. A single membership reduces its overall membership rate by $25 by working 2 hours of service. For a New Membership transitioning to a Returning Membership, the initial cash outlay for the membership is the full returning rate. However, if the membership works the service hours, the rate in subsequent years is less per the work fee amount. Rather than send “refund” checks annually for those performing service hours, the pool carries over the “earned” fee from year to year. For example, a New Family Membership transitioning to a Returning Family Membership will see a rate increase from $475 to $575 respectively. However, the family membership can earn back $50 of that $100 increase by performing 4 service hours. If the family works the 4 hours in year 2 and each subsequent year, the $50 carries over each year so after the initial $575 payment the family will pay $525 annually. When/if the family leaves the pool, the pool refunds $50.
Download the PRA Returning Membership Application.
Membership dues are the main source of income for the pool and therefore ensuring a full membership annually is critical. When the pool has a wait-list an initial non-refundable payment of $100 is due by March 1st. If no payment occurs by March 1, the PRA may offer the membership to potential new members. Memberships then invoke based by payment receipt date.
Parklawn Pool currently has a waitlist for the 2019 season. Annually we turnover 50-100 memberships due to the nature of transition in Northern Virginia. Please make sure you sign up for the waitlist by filling out an application (either via PDF link or the Online Application button below). By signing up for the waitlist you are by no means bound to join the pool. Membership invokes upon receipt of membership payment. The Parklawn Membership Committee will notify waitlist members when they can join the pool and then allows waitlist participants two weeks to submit their hard-copy application and payment before the Parklawn Membership Committee moves on to the next waitlist membership request.
The PRA understands that nannies/babysitters are often a necessity and we try to support you. To that end, nannies/babysitters are welcome at the pool, are not considered in the membership rate calculation, and you do not have to pay a guest-pass fee for them. You must list the name and DOB of any nanny or babysitter on the membership form and identify them as such. A nanny/babysitter may not bring friends to the pool unless the nanny uses your guest passes. Nanny/babysitters should be 18 or over unless they are already members under a different membership. If they are not already members, then you must sign a consent form that allows your child/children to accompany an under-adult-age nanny/babysitter at the pool. Members conducting child care for non-member child(ren) must consult the Board of Directors in order to make appropriate arrangements on fees.