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The Villages Recreation Department welcomes you to a world of fun, friendships and learning! Our team of recreation specialists and volunteers are here to help you explore the variety of services and facilities we offer to enhance your active lifestyle in Florida's Friendliest Hometown.

When enjoying Recreation Department sponsored activities we ask you to remember the following guidelines:

  • Please, always carry your Villages ID/Guest ID and follow all posted rules and regulations in your activity location - including all posted age requirements at all centers.
  • Prior to getting involved in your recreational program, be sure to consult a physician to ensure you are ready to participate if your interests include strenuous activities.
  • Please be sure to fill out the required waiver at your recreation center before joining in the fun and always wear appropriate attire while at the recreation center.

Recreation Team The Villages District Recreation Department has earned national accreditation for excellence in operation, high quality services and experiences by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). Our Recreation Department is committed to providing productive and enriching leisure time pursuits, extraordinary services and experiences to residents of The Villages through our core values; hard work, hospitality, stewardship, and creativity. Our dedicated staff is proud and passionate about all our recreational opportunities. We encourage residents to volunteer and get involved in creating a healthy and active lifestyle in their hometown - The Villages. Currently, the Villages Recreation Department services 32 recreation centers, 76 swimming pools, 2,296 resident lifestyle programs and clubs with a full and part-time staff of over 400 employees and over 2,000 volunteers. We always welcome comments and suggestions for expanding and enhancing The Villages recreation opportunities.

Click here to view the Recreation Department’s Purpose, Vision, Mission and Core Values