Pool, Tennis, Gazebo
 
 
A swimming pool (30' by 60'), gazebo, and tennis courts are among the amenities available to Windgate II residents.
 
Social gatherings are held throughout the year, including a community barbecue, community-wide yard sale, and "pooch paddle" for dogs on the last day of the pool season (see photos). Some courtyards even host block parties.
 
If you have an idea for a community event, the social activities committee would love to hear from you (please use the form at the bottom of the Contact Us page to email Jennifer Commander). 
 
Pool
 
The pool opened for summer 2021 on May 29. 
 
To enter the pool in 2021, you must present your pool pass to the lifeguard, and your pass must must have 2 stickers: a 2021 sticker and a green waiver sticker.
 
To get a 2021 sticker, every owner must complete and return a pool pass application (2021). Here is the liability waiver form.
 
To get a pool pass sticker and a waiver sticker, please follow these instructions
 
Each household may submit one waiver for the entire household, or each adult in the household may submit a separate waiver. If you submit one waiver for your household, the names of all pool pass holders (adults and minor children) must be included and each adult (18 and over) must sign the form.  
Please email windgate2pool@gmail.com with any questions or to make alternative arrangements.
 
Access to the pool will be denied without a valid pool pass or guest pass for 2021. Read the March 1, 2021, letter explaining the application process and deadline.

If you are renting your unit, you may convey your right to use the pool to your tenant by completing the appropriate section of the pool pass application. Please provide a copy of the tenant’s lease with the pool application. Only owners OR renters can use the pool. If an owner conveys their rights to the pool to their tenants, the owner will not be eligible to receive a pool pass.
 
Caretakers who need to accompany a Windgate II resident at the pool this summer (2021) must complete and submit this caretaker pool pass application and caretaker waiver
 
Keep your pool passes. Next year, you will receive a new sticker to put on your plastic pool pass card. There is a replacement fee if your resident pool pass card is lost, stolen, or discarded and you need a new card for the new pool season. Also, do not discard any 1-day guest passes you purchased this year as they do not expire.
 
Hours the pool is open:
 
   Monday: closed *
   Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
   weekdays after Labor Day (Sep 6): TBD
 
The pool may be closed at any time due to inclement weather, mechanical failure, or other operational difficulties at the discretion of the lifeguard or management.
 
* The pool is closed on Mondays because of a shortage of lifeguards. Our lifeguard, Kaitlin, has been working 7 days a week, 9.5 hours a day. She needs a day of rest. For safety reasons, we may need to make additional changes to the pool schedule to ensure that our lifeguard is fully rested and alert at all times while on duty.
 
Pool Rules
 
All residents and guests who use the pool are responsible for obeying all instructions from our lifeguards and for following our pool rules. Any failure to comply with these rules shall be considered sufficient cause for barring violators from the pool area. Three written violations will lead to the revocation of pool privileges for the remainder of the pool season.
 
For the 2021 pool season, new rules and requirements for the pool had to be added to our existing rules in order to maintain a safe environment during the pandemic and to obtain the county permit for operating the pool.
 
Please read and follow the new additional pool rules for 2021.
 
To better ensure that our Swimming Pool Regulations are in alignment with the Fair Housing Act, the 15 minute “adults only” swim will now be a 15-minute “lap” swim. Swimmers of any age may be in the pool during the last 15 minutes of each hour, if they are swimming laps.
 
Gazebo 
 
Residents may reserve the gazebo for a private social function by submitting an application to Christie Loveless at christie.loveless@fsresidential.com. The gazebo may be reserved between the hours of 10:00 am and midnight.
 
Noise must be minimized after 10:00 pm in accordance with Arlington County law. Consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. Residents must clean up after the event and leave the gazebo in its original condition. Guests attending the event should park on S. Arlington Mill Dr. and not in the Windgate parking lots.
 
 
Tennis Courts 

Two tennis courts are available for residents (shared with Windgate III). You will need a key to access the courts, which you can get from FSR. A $10 refundable deposit is required to get the key and it is yours to use for as long as you live at Windgate II. If the key is lost or stolen, a $50 fee is required to get a replacement key. 

The community is pleased to offer an online reservation system via Calendly for tennis court ‘B’ to replace the paper signup sheet.  The 'B' court may be reserved in 30-minute time blocks.  Reservations may be made up to 24 hours in advance.  Tennis court ‘A’ is unreserved.

To make a reservation, go to https://calendly.com/tenniswindgatesam/ and follow the screen prompts to select the 30-minute event. Then pick the day and time you want to reserve. You will be asked to provide your name, email address, mobile phone number and unit number.  You will receive an email confirmation for your reservation. If you need to reserve the court for longer than 30 minutes, you will need to repeat the process.
 
Courts must be vacated at closing time (10:00 pm). Players must turn off the lights when leaving, if no one else is waiting to play. Hours when tennis courts may be used: 
  • Sunday -- Thursday 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Friday -- Saturday 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.
There are rules (in our governing documents) regarding how Court A is for unreserved use and Court B is for reserved use. In reality, not enough people use the courts to make reservations necessary. If the court is open and no one is waiting, it’s yours to play on. If you are playing and other people are waiting, be courteous and limit your use to one hour so others can enjoy the community’s property. If management gets complaints that people are not sharing the courts, then the reservation rules and strict time limits will be enforced.
 
Tennis Rules
  • 1. Guests must be accompanied by a resident.
  • 2. Two players take precedence over a single individual when all courts are in use.
  • 3. All players must wear shoes designed for tennis playing when on the courts.
  • 4. Residents will be held responsible for all actions of their guests.
  • 5. The association or managing agent will not be responsible for loss or damage to any personal property of any kind.
  • 6. Pets are prohibited in the tennis court area.
  • 7. The courts are for playing tennis only and not for any other activity.
  • 8. Use of the courts is at your own risk.