Forest Lakes Community Newsletter

APRIL 2024

IN THIS ISSUE: Poolcards........Tennis/Pickleball News......Shred and Bulk Pick up Dates.......Apply to be a Lifeguard.....Swim Team, Swim Lessons, Year End Financial Report, and more!

Keeping in the Loop

2024 Pool Passes - Please register now, don't wait until the last minute!

As outlined in February's newsletter (missed it? click here) there is a new pool entry system being introduced for this summer's pool season called Membersplash. You are now able to register your family/household for Membersplash. The link and instructions are provided below. A few important notes:

  • Once you have registered your household members your account will be approved by the FLCA office. Once it is approved, you may not make changes without coming into the office.
  • Unless you are registering a nanny/babysitter or are a Legacy member, the "UNPAID ACCOUNT" does not apply to you. This has nothing to do with your HOA dues!!!
  • Only your household members who live with you can be registered. Any fraudulent entries will not be approved and your account will remain inactive.
  • Every household member must have a current head-shot picture. This is how you will be identified at check-in. Make sure it looks like YOU!
  • Need help? You can call the FLCA office with questions or to make an appointment to have us help you set up your account. 434/973.4596.
  • For the definition of a Legacy and Nanny account, please see February's newsletter.

For complete instructions click HERE. We recommend printing them out.

Registration link:


It was so great to meet so many of you at the “meet and greet” a couple of weekends ago. Thanks for coming out!  If you weren’t able to come and would like to know a bit about me, here goes.  

I am native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education from California University of PA. I’ve always been passionate about tennis and was recruited to play in college. I decided I wanted to make it my career and became a certified professional with the PTR in 1995.

After moving to Richmond in 2003, I attracted thousands of kids and adults to my tennis programs. I’ve been awarded the Mid-Atlantic Tournament Director of the Year (2015) and the Mid-Atlantic Growth of the Game Tennis Professional of the Year (2017).

I’ve developed programs that offer something for everyone, from recreational players to highly competitive players, from beginners to advanced. My true passion is developing a program that nurtures the wants and needs of the players. And in doing so, this helps to create a close-knit tennis community. And this goes for pickleball too - I'll be certified soon!

I do love all things tennis but am also a huge yinzer and basically love the Stillers, Pens, and Pirates! My life partner, Lynne, and I have been together for nearly 15 years (met on the tennis court). Love to entertain, enjoy spending time with family and friends, and traveling. I am so excited to be here at Forest Lakes and bring all the residents more tennis, pickleball, and events! Come by the pro shop at the north facility to say hello!  Would love to meet you!

Tennis programs start Monday, April 7th! Click on the links below, give me a call or shoot me an email to register!

Rob Johnston


Junior Excellence Program

Adult Excellence Program

2024 Tennis and Pickleball Calendar of events

Men's Tennis Ladder

Forest Lakes resident and tennis enthusiast John Oliver will be starting the men’s singles ladder once again this year around mid-May. John is looking for players of all levels to participate in (sometimes!) friendly singles competition. Players generally need to be able to play two matches every two weeks. To sign up or get more information, contact John at

Forest Lakes Video

Many of you have not seen the drone video we had made a couple of years ago that we've had posted on the website. Take a break, turn up the volume and enjoy! We're thrilled with how it turned out. Doesn't it make you want to live there?!!


Holly Hill Development - Public Hearing

A public hearing with the Albemarle County Planning Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at 6:00pm regarding the Holly Hill Development which is an apartment and townhome community being proposed on approximately 31 acres along Rte 29 North near Hollymead South Drive. 


This meeting will be a hybrid meeting, held in-person in Lane Auditorium at the County Office Building – McIntire Road, while also being available for virtual viewing via Zoom. The link to the Zoom webinar can be found on the County calendar for the April 9th date. The calendar can be accessed via the following link: The meeting agenda and the staff report for this project will also be available on the County calendar for April 9th approximately 5-7 days prior to the public hearing.


During the public hearing, there will be a portion of the meeting dedicated to allowing members of the public to speak about this project, either in-person or virtually via Zoom. Each speaker is limited to three (3) minutes. You are also welcome to email comments or letters to the Planning Commission in advance of the meeting. The email address for the Planning Commission is Emails sent to this address will go to all seven Planning Commissioners. At this meeting, the Planning Commission will consider this proposal and make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors, who will make the final decision to either approve or deny this application at a later meeting. The future meeting with the Board of Supervisors has not been scheduled at this time.


Forest Lakes Shred Day will be Friday, April 19th from 10-2 in the north pool parking lot. You may bring you items to shred any time between these hours and either stay and watch or just drop them off. Please remove all binder clips, paper clips and the like.

Bulk Pick up day will be Saturday, April 20th. You may dispose of regular household items such as small furniture, bags of trash/yard clippings, small metal items such as toasters, small televisions, etc. Please limit each item to no more than 50 lbs. Have your materials curbside the night before, not the morning of! Sub associations with back door trash - you must put your items IN FRONT at your curb.

Materials excluded from bulk pick up are: Computers, printers, monitors and like equipment; large appliances such as washers, dryers, water heaters, stoves or motorized equipment; rocks, concrete, dirt, tires, soil, sod, tree stumps, free liquids, paint, motor oil; construction trash/renovation debris; combustibles, toxic or hazardous waste or any other material excluded from the disposal site or any applicable state or federal law, as being hazardous or toxic (Asbestos, paint or gasoline). Any flammable products such as petrol chemicals or propane tanks from barbeque grills, dead animals, fecal matter, manure, brick, landscaping timbers, friable Asbestos, lead, acid/wet cell batteries, biohazardous material, needles and ALL other medical waste are excluded as well.

Forest Lakes Swim Team - Join the Hurricanes!

Forest Lakes Swim Team is Swimming up a Storm in Summer 2024!

Check out our website and facebook page for the latest information.

-Registration Opens April 6th!

-After school practices begin May 20th.

-Now offering Early Evening Practices in addition to mornings for flexible scheduling. 

-Many fun team events planned throughout the season (kickball, potlucks, team building activities).

-Come be a part of a community amenity that you don't want to miss!

-Questions? Want to meet the coaches? RSVP for zoom meeting April 14th @7-7:40PM

Swim Lessons

Central Virginia Swim will be offering swim lessons at Forest Lakes again this summer. For their schedule and registration, click HERE.

Year-End Financial Report

The 2023 year end financial report for Forest Lakes is available to view under the password protected information on our website. If you do not know the password, you will need to contact the FLCA office at 434.973.4596.

Click HERE to view report.


It's Spring! There are so many of us out on our trails, paths and roads this time of year. Please remember:

  • WALKERS Please, if you are walking along the edge of the road, walk facing traffic. Never walk with your back to traffic! Always walk on a path when available.
  • RUNNERS Please don't wear dull colors but opt for bright clothing that makes you more visible. Many of you choose to run along the edge of the road - you can see the cars, but most often they cannot see you! Especially if you are wearing black or gray. If it's dark, please wear reflective clothing.
  • RIDERS If riding on the paths, please give the right of way to all walkers. Slow down and go around! Thanks!


April 6th - Swim Team Registration begins

April 8th - Tennis programs begin

April 8th - Solar Eclipse

April 9th - Holly Hill public meeting

April 15 - Tax Day!

April 19th - Shred Day

April 20th - Bulk Pick Up Day

April 22nd - Earth Day


  • The next regular FLCA Board meeting will Wednesday, April 24th at 6:00pm in the Pavilion.

  • Need a babysitter or petsitter list? Call the FLCA office. Want to be on the list? Call the office!


Forest Lakes Book Club


Yoga at Forest Lakes

Library Information

Parents Group

Forest Lakes Board of Directors

Community Forms and Documents

FLCA and Sub-Association contacts

“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” Laura Ingalls Wilder. Nola the Office Dog agrees.