The District Recreation Department would like to extend a special Thank You to all volunteers working in our community to make dreams come true in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown!®
The Enrichment Academy
The Enrichment Academy is a new, exciting program of The Villages® Community Development Districts Recreation Department, and will provide and operate fee based extra-curricular courses in The Villages®. To find out more, click on The Enrichment Academy logo located on the right side of the Recreation page.
The Villages Senior Games
The Villages Senior Games continue to grow and provide fun, fellowship, fitness and competition for all Villages residents. The focus of The Villages Senior Games is not winning, but participating. Many recreation facilities will be utilized April 24-30, 2017 and signs will be posted at these facilities. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to the recreation center manager. We thank you for your understanding!
Join Our Team
The Village Center Community Development District (VCCDD) employs staff to support the operations of The Villages® community. We contribute our successes to the members of our team! If you would like to learn more about becoming a part of our team, please click on the link below.
Spanish Moss Recreation Center
Tour this beautiful new facility and see all the amenities it has to offer – Sports Pool, Shuffleboard Courts, Bocce Courts, Pickleball Courts, Exercise Trail with Outdoor Fitness Equipment, Picnic Pavilion and more!
You can visit this recreation center by heading south on Morse Boulevard over SR 44 to 3225 Spanish Moss Way. For more information, please call 352-674-1800.
Saddlebrook Village Recreation Center
In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Saddlebrook Village Recreation Center and swimming pool will be closed for renovations beginning January 2017 through early summer. The outdoor courts and picnic pavilion will remain open during this time. All resident lifestyle volunteer groups have been relocated; please contact the club leader for specific information. Portable restrooms are available east of the entrance of Saddlebrook for residents and guests utilizing the Saddlebrook outdoor courts or adjacent golf course. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Recreation Administration at 352-674-1800. Please continue to visit www.DistrictGov.org
for future updates.
AARP Tax Aide - UPDATED 2/21/2017
Tax-Aide appointments can be made online for the upcoming tax season at www.villagestaxaide.com
, then click the red Appointments button. Be sure to bring last year’s tax return to your appointment as we will have no data from prior years. If you have a question, please email email@example.com
Lake Sumter Line Boat Tour
Welcome Aboard! Join us for a scenic tour of Lake Sumter on the Lake Sumter Line Boat Tour! Please click on the link below for additional information.
For the health, safety and wellbeing of your fellow Villagers, please refrain from opening the lids of any water coolers placed at recreation center facilities.
The Recreation Department offers a variety of walking sidewalks and trails for residents and their guest to enjoy. Please click here for additional information.
Pet Information and Pet Adoptions
The Recreation Department in conjunction with the Humane Society / SPCA of Sumter County will be hosting local pet information and adoptions days the 3rd Friday of each month at various recreation center pavilions. Please click on the link below for further information!
Recreation Center Emergency Address Information
Our dedicated staff is here to help you get the most out of your unique Villages lifestyle. When enjoying your choice of activities, we ask that you remember participating in recreational activities always involves some degree of risk.
To assist you with emergency situations, the recreation department has provided all outside recreation areas with a bulletin board that has important 911 information including the address/county/phone number you are calling from.
Emergency 911 phones are located at all equipment buildings and pools with pertinent emergency information. We encourage all residents to become familiar with their recreation centers and 911 information. Please when visiting any recreation center or swimming pool take a moment to locate these helpful areas.
Bicycle Friendly Community
The League of American Bicyclists has designated The Villages, Florida a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Silver Level in recognition of outstanding efforts to encourage bicycling in The Villages. The award is presented only to communities with remarkable commitments to bicycling. The award is current for four years 2014-2018.
2017 Holiday Closing Schedule
For a list of the holiday closures in 2017, please click on the link below.
Lost and Found
Depending on where items are found, inexpensive items will be held for one month at La Hacienda, Laurel Manor, or Eisenhower Regional Recreation Centers. Valuables will be turned over to the Lady Lake Police Department, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office or Marion County Sheriff’s Office within 72 hours. At the end of each month, unclaimed items will be donated to local charities. The Recreation Department is not responsible for lost items.
Courtesy Phones at Recreation Facilities
Courtesy phones are available for use by residents and guests in case of an emergency or to reach a Recreation team member. Courtesy phones are available at all pools and the equipment sheds. The facility name and address are posted on the wall by the courtesy phone. For non-emergency issues you can call Community Watch. Click on the link below for a photo of one of our courtesy phones available for use.