Playground & Basketball Court
Thanks to previous generations of Marlbank Farm community members and volunteers, a playground was built for the neighborhood children to enjoy. Swings, a play set, and monkey bars are available to all community members. A half-court basketball hoop is next to the playground area. A Wall is available for wall-ball games, solo tennis practice, etc. As with any structure, the playground is at the mercy of the elements. Any volunteer efforts or donations are always appreciated towards making it a clean and safe play area.
The two tennis courts that are part of the Marlbank Farm neighborhood are often in use. There courts are lighted, extending the opportunities for play into the cooler summer evenings. If you are interested in finding a playing partner within the neighborhood please contact the MRA board and we will steer you to the best source for all things Tennis.
During the 2 holiday weekends (Memorial Day and Labor Day) there is often a neighborhood tennis tournament. This is very friendly and casual in nature and anyone interested is invited to participate. Be on the lookout for sign-up notices by email or posted on the entry to the neighborhood.
The Marlbank Farm neighborhood has been blessed with property set aside for a community dock. A dock was constructed many years ago and enjoyed much use from the community. The dock has succumbed to age and is in the process of being repaired. We have Virginia Marine Resource Commission approval to rebuild the structure and hope to do so in the 2014 calendar year.
The Marlbank Farm pool is the crown jewel of the neighborhood. First built over 50 years ago (and rumored to have been used for weightlessness training by NASA astronauts) it had a major renovation in 2003 and a “touch-up” in the spring of 2013. It is home to the Marlbank Mudtoads, a competitive swim team in the Greater Peninsula Swimming Association (GPSA).
The pool is staffed by qualified lifeguards whenever swimming is open to the public, typically Memorial Day through Labor Day. Residents make use of the pool throughout the day: Early swim (from 6-7 am) for those who want to start their day with a little exercise, Mudtoads swim team practice from 8-11 am, and open swim from 11 am – 9 pm (unless there is a swim meet or other special event – check the calendar to make sure).
The Marlbank Farm Pool is a great location to host a TGIF or other adult social, entertain children at a birthday party, get swim lessons for your children, or just enjoy a relaxing day by the water. There is always a lap lane open for anyone wishing to get a mid-day workout.
The pool is only open to MRA members and their guests. If you live in the neighborhood you need to be a member of the MRA to enter the pool complex, even as a guest so we encourage everyone in our neighborhood to join the MRA and reap the benefits!
If you have any questions about the pool please contact us (you can use the form below) and we will be happy to answer any questions. See you at the pool this summer!
If you would like to reach the pool manager, simply send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form below.
Mudtoads Swim Team
Since 1972, the Marlbank Recreation Association has encouraged our youth to strive for success both in the pool and in our community through the Mudtoads Swimteam. The Mudtoads proudly promote fitness, sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork. Find out about the most recent Mudtoad happenings in the latest Mudtoads Journey newsletter.