June 26, 2017
Recreation Holiday Information
The recreation centers, outdoor facilities and swimming pools will remain open for your enjoyment. The Recreation Offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day.
Guest ID card services, trail fees and activity registration will be available Saturday & Sunday, July 1st & 2nd and Tuesday July 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at La Hacienda, Lake Miona and Eisenhower Regional Recreation Centers. On Monday, July 3rd, services will be available at all regional recreation centers from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Please always carry your original Villages Resident ID card and be sure to tell your guest to always carry their valid photo ID showing their home address and Guest ID card when they are using a Villages recreation facility, even when accompanied by a resident. If your guest is under 19 years of age, they must be accompanied by a Villages resident or a Villages guest over the age of 19 with a valid Guest ID card and photo ID.
Additional Closing Information
• Recreation & District Offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th
• Recreation activities will end at 6:00 p.m. and the centers will close at 9:00 p.m. on July 4th
• Fitness Clubs will be closed on July 4th
• Outdoor Facilities & Swimming Pools will close at dusk
Enjoy your Independence Day! If you have any questions or need further information, please contact your nearest recreation center or call Recreation Administration at 352-674-1800.
Independence Day Closure
The Customer Service Center and all District Administrative Offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day. We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. For additional information, please contact the District Customer Service Center at (352) 753-4508.
Holiday Sanitation Collection
Village Community Development Districts 1-11
If you live in Village Community Development Districts 1-11 in the Sumter County, Marion County or Fruitland Park portions of The Villages, there will be no sanitation or recycling collection on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. If Tuesday is your normal collection day, you will have collection on Wednesday, July 5th. Yard waste will be collected on Saturday, July 1st. Please place your bags out no later than 6:00 a.m.
Village Community Development District No. 12 – The Village of Fenney
If your sanitation collection is serviced by Waste Management in the Village of Fenney, you will not have sanitation collection service on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Pick-up will occur on your next normally scheduled collection day. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Finance Customer Service at (352) 750-0000.
If you live in the Lake County portion of The Villages, please contact Lake County Solid Waste at (352) 343-3776 for information on your sanitation schedule. If you live in the Lady Lake portion of The Villages, please contact Waste Management at (352) 787-4416 for additional information.
AARP Tax Aide - UPDATED 5/3/2017
AARP Tax-Aide has a Summer Program to provide assistance with IRS matters, such as Amended Returns for Tax Years 2014, 2015, and/or 2016, letters received from the IRS, or any tax-related questions. This will be at Lady Lake Library (225 W Guava St, Lady Lake, FL) on 1-3pm on Tuesdays starting May 23 and ending on October 3 (except July 4). The Library is located at 225 W. Guava Street, Lady Lake, FL 32159.
Appointments can be made online at www.villagestaxaide.com (click red Appointments button). If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The polo player entrance gate off of Buena Vista Boulevard will be locked beginning December 15, 2015 until further notice. 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.
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.
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.