About Canterbury Recreation Association

In 1974, Canterbury Association and Greater Canterbury Association consolidated to form Canterbury Area Association for the primary purpose of providing recreation facilities for area residents. This group of individuals brought together 175 families willing to invest $350 each to build a pool and tennis recreation center on approximately 25 acres.

These charter members borrowed $82,500 from a local bank and built the pool and tennis courts. In the summer of 1975, the pool and tennis facilities opened for use. In 1984 and 1985 the association changed its name to Canterbury Recreation Association, Inc. to reflect the wider membership of the pool including many new subdivisions in the area.

Over the years, the membership has continually invested in the maintaining and improving the facilities:

New lighting in the Snack Bar Pavilion
New ceiling fans in the Snack Bar Pavilion
New picnic tables in the Snack Bar Pavilion
New gas grills
New Check in system
Improvements to sound system
Upgraded electrical in Main Pavilion
Improved Parking Lot lighting
Will include new pool furniture and significant tennis court repairs.  The ball wall has also been refurbished and repainted.
New diving board
Added a pool slide.
Main pool and baby pool replastering
Bathroom renovations; new doors and paint on clubhouse; new pool filters.
Replaced pavilion decking and enhanced drainage; new umbrellas
Extension of the west side decking, snack bar renovations; bathroom renovations; outdoor speaker system
Upper tennis courts resurfaced and repainted; new tennis backboard; new retaining wall around the tennis courts; professionally landscaping of the grounds around the tennis courts; redesign of front entrance to include a walk up ramp and new steps.
Pavilion, new furniture, concrete decking redone, new fencing, upgraded electrical system for pool and tennis courts
Tennis court renovation
Bathhouse renovations including bathroom improvements

We thank you for your membership, and we look forward to continually creating a better Canterbury Recreation Association for its current and future members.

What we offer:

Rich Social Calendar
Suburban League Tennis
Championship Swim Team
Clean Swim and Tennis Facilites

Association Documents:

2015 Bylaws – Updated March 4th, 2015.
General Rules – Updated April 25th 2016