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August 17, 2018

General Information

Executive Golf Course Closures and Openings – UPDATED 8/17/2018

Due to the extensive rainfall received and the need to lower the water level of the basins, several golf courses throughout the community are closed.
The following Executive Golf courses are closed until further notice:
• Sweetgum – scheduled to open Monday, August 27, 2018  
• Sandhill – scheduled to open Friday, August 24, 2018
• Palmetto – scheduled to open Monday, August 27, 2018 
Championship Golf Course Closures and Openings
• Evan's Prairie –Killdeer nine closed until further notice.
• Bonifay – Fort Walton nine only


Moyer Loop

Moyer Loop will be partially closed on Friday, August 17, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. east of the South LaBelle gate entrance.  Please use caution in this area and pay attention to all directional signage and flagmen. 


Paradise Dog Park

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Paradise Dog Park will be closed for quarterly maintenance Monday, August 27, 2018 through Friday, August 31, 2018. 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 the Paradise Recreation Center at 352-753-0637.





Mulberry Grove Dog Park - UPDATED 8/9/2018

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Mulberry Grove Dog Park will be closed for maintenance Monday, August 13, 2018 through Wednesday, August 22, 2018. 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 the Mulberry Grove Recreation Center at 352-259-6040.


Voting Precincts

The following facilities in The Villages will be utilized for voting precincts.
Early Voting Primary Election: August 18th-25th
Early Voting General Election: October 23rd- November 3rd  

Lake County
No locations for early voting in The Villages facilities
Marion County
Mulberry Grove
Sumter County
Allamanda
Laurel Manor
Rohan
Tierra Del Sol - Early Voting Only

Primary Election: August 28th
General Election: November 6th

Lake County
La Hacienda
Moyer
Paradise
Marion County
Mulberry Grove
Sumter County
Allamanda
Canal Street
Captiva 
Coconut Cove 
Colony Cottage 
Eisenhower  
El Santiago  
Fenney
Laurel Manor
Pimlico
Rohan
Saddlebrook
Savannah
SeaBreeze
Sterling Heights
Truman

For information on your voting precinct, please visit the following websites.
Lake County
https://www.lakevotes.com/

Marion County
https://www.votemarion.com/

Sumter County
https://www.sumterelections.org/



Silver Lake Executive Golf Course Closure

To maintain the integrity of the executive golf courses and provide the best play experience possible, the Silver Lake Executive Golf Course will be closed beginning Wednesday, July 25, 2018 for a full cart path renovation project.  This work is anticipated to take approximately 1 (one) month.  Some of the improvements you can expect include widening and smoothing the path to meet current and future demands.  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 District Executive Golf Maintenance at (352) 753-3396.


Media Release


Participation in clubs, activities and events throughout The Villages may be photographed/recorded and by participation in the activity, participant irrevocably consents to be photographed/recorded and grants The Villages of Florida, Inc. and its successors, assigns and licenses the right in perpetuity to distribute the results of such photography/recording in all media throughout the world.


Silver Lake Executive Golf Course

In our efforts to provide the best possible play experience on the Executive Golf Courses, the construction of a new practice green complex will begin on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Silver Lake Executive Golf Course!  This new practice green will be located in the area of the 1st tee and in front of the starter building.  We are hoping for minimal disturbances to the area during construction.  The courses will remain open while the work takes place.  A temporary tee will be provided for the starting point at the #1 hole.  Please make sure you follow all traffic patterns and signage for the safety of everyone playing and working.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the District Executive Golf Offices at 352-753-3396.


Hawkes Bay Executive Golf Course

In our efforts to keep the infrastructure for our executive golf courses growing and functioning in optimal condition, the Hawks Bay Executive Golf Course will be closed for approximately five (5) months.  This work is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 7, 2018. This is a planned full course renovation, including the resurfacing of greens and tees. 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 on this transition, please contact the District Executive Golf Offices at 352-753-3396.


Information Provided by The Villages Entertainment Department

As summer approaches, some adjustments for the Farmer’s Markets at Spanish Springs Town Square and Brownwood Paddock Square will take place.

The last day for the Spanish Springs Farmer’s Market will be Thursday, April 26th. 

The summer hours for the Brownwood Farmer’s Market will begin on Saturday, May 5th and will be from 9am – 1pm.


Fenney Putt & Play and Croquet & Lawn Bowling Facilities

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Fenney Putt & Play and Croquet & Lawn Bowling facilities will be closed periodically for maintenance.  Please see the schedule below for a listing of closure dates.  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 the Fenney Recreation Center at 352-674-8460.

Closing Schedule


Recreation News

The Recreation & Parks department and staff appreciate the communication from our residents on the recent changes occurring with the Recreation News.  This recent round of changes is a vetting process that our department has been working on over the last several years.  Currently the process, is reviewing how to best manage information by showcasing the provided resident lifestyle contacts weekly club listings every 1st and 3rd week of the month.

All scheduled activities will continue to appear under the recreation center where it is being hosted, as well be being listed on our Districtgov.org website.  At a minimum in the Recreation News it will be appearing weekly under the recreation center where it is scheduled and twice a month in the club listings for this vetting process. 

Our team has also been researching how technology can play a positive role in providing recreation information from the convenience of your smart phone or computer.   We are excited about what the future holds working on this project. Please allow us the opportunity to continue to vet through all the respective areas so the Recreation News can continue to be a staple of our community today and in the future.


Polo Fields

The polo player entrance gate off of Buena Vista Boulevard is locked.   All clubs will need to enter through the electronic gate at the south end during off season.  Walkers and approved Resident Lifestyle Groups will be allowed admittance from 7:00a.m. -12:00p.m.  The timer is being set and the gate will automatically open as each car/golf cart hits the pad during these hours.  For further information, please contact Saddlebrook Recreation Center at 352-259-5377.


Weather Policy

The Recreation Department has created consistent and uniform guidelines regarding inclement weather that may impact the public, health, safety and well-being of staff, volunteers, participants and facilities.  Please click here for the complete guidelines!


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. Participants assume full responsibility for and risk of bodily injury arising out of or in any way connected with participation or involvement in or presence at the activity or program. 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. 


Announcement from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Effective July 1, 2013, The Florida Legislature amended FS 319.14 to allow the conversion of a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV) to a golf cart.  For additional information on the process of converting a LSV to a golf cart, please click here.

Village Center & Sumter Landing Community Development District

No updates at this time.


Lady Lake / Lake County
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 1
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 2
Savannah Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Savannah Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly cleaning all day on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The building will be closed to the public, including the Computer Lab. All outdoor areas will remain open including the sports pool, bocce and shuffleboard courts. It is scheduled to reopen at 7:00 a.m. per normal operating hours on Sunday, September 2, 2018. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances.  We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Savannah Center at 352-750-6084.


El Santiago Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, several closures will take place at the El Santiago Recreation Center:  

•The El Santiago Family Pool will close again Friday, August 24, 2018 and Saturday, August 25, 2018 for paver work.
•The El Santiago Lower Building will close on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. and will not reopen until Sunday, August 26th. 

These schedules 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 the El Santiago Recreation Center at 352-753-1410.

Community Development District 3

No updates at this time.

Community Development District 4

Mulberry Grove Sports Pool

The locker rooms, showers and restrooms in the Mulberry Grove Sports Pool will be closed beginning Monday, August 20, 2018. The men’s side will be closed through Wednesday, August 29th. Upon completion of the men’s side, maintenance will begin on the ladies locker rooms, showers, and restrooms through Friday, September 7th. The pool will remain open while this work takes place. Restrooms are located at the equipment shed near the bocce courts. 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 the Mulberry Grove Recreation Center at 352-259-6040.


Mill and Overlay Schedule

The following areas in District 4 are scheduled for road mill and overlay: 

Patio Villa – August 13th through August 18th

For your safety, please use caution and pay attention to all directional signage and flagmen. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact District Property Management at (352) 753-4022.



Chatham Recreation Center – Billiards Room

Chatham Recreation Center Billiards Room

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the billiards tables in the Genuine Risk Billiards Room at the Chatham Recreation Center were recovered!

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Chatham Recreation Center at 352-753-4570.

Community Development District 5

Churchill Street Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Churchill Street Recreation Center will be closed for maintenance on Saturday, August 25, 2018. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances.  We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Churchill Street Recreation Center at (352)751-6200.


Community Development District 6


Coconut Cove Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Coconut Cove Recreation Center was closed for the delivery of new pool furniture and is now open for use!  Please stop by to see the improved facilities!  If you have any questions or need additional information please contact the Coconut Cove Recreation Center at 750-8570.

Community Development District 7

Odell Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Odell Recreation Center will be temporarily closed for quarterly cleaning on Sunday, August 26, 2018.  It will reopen on Monday, August 27th. All outdoor facilities will remain open. 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 the Odell Village Recreation Center at 352-750-2700.


Duval Neighborhood Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Duval Neighborhood Pool will be closed Tuesday, August 21, 2018 for new pool furniture. The pool will reopen on Wednesday, August 22nd.  This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Truman Recreation Center at 352-751-2650. 



Truman Family Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Truman Family Pool will be closed Thursday, August 23, 2018 through Friday, August 24, 2018 for maintenance.  It will reopen on Saturday, August 25th. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Truman Recreation Center at 352-751-2650.


Truman Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Truman Recreation Center will be closed on Saturday, August 18, 2018 for quarterly maintenance. The Truman Family Pool and outdoor recreation activities will remain open. The center will reopen on Sunday, August 19th. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Truman Recreation Center at 352-751-2650.


Hemingway Neighborhood Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Hemingway Neighborhood Pool was closed for installation of a pool chair lift



Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center & Fitness Club will be temporarily closed for renovations beginning Wednesday, August 1, 2018.  It is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, September 1, 2018.  All outdoor courts will remain open the entire month of August.  This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center at 352-750-1935.
NOTE:  Colony Cottage will be open August 28, 2018 for Primary Election Day.


Colony Cottage Sports Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Colony Cottage Sports Pool will be closed for renovations beginning Monday, August 6, 2018. It is scheduled to reopen on Monday, August 20, 2018.   All outdoor courts will remain open the entire month of August.  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 the Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center at 352-750-1935.

Community Development District 8

Sterling Heights Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Sterling Heights Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly cleaning on August 19, 2018.  It will reopen on August 20, 2018.  This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Sterling Heights Recreation Center at 352-753-4510.

Community Development District 9

Captiva Family Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Captiva Family Pool will be closed for maintenance on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 and Wednesday, August 22, 2018. 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 the Captiva Recreation Center at 352-259-7422.

Community Development District 10


No updates at this time


Community Development District 11
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 12
No updates at this time. 

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Public Records Custodian Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Most written communications to or from State and Local Officials regarding State or Local business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Please forward requests to:
Jennifer McQueary, District Clerk
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, Florida 32162
jennifer.mcqueary@districtgov.org
Phone No. (352) 751-3939
Fax No. (352) 753-6430
Please Note Florida law prohibits the Board of Supervisors from communicating with residents about Deed Compliance or Architectural Review issues/cases.  Please contact the Community Standards Department directly at deedcompliance@districtgov.org to report any concerns you might have.