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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.
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January 23, 2018

General Information

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.


AARP Tax-Aide


Taxpayers who use Tax-Aide service in The Villages, FL and surrounding areas will be able to make their appointments for the upcoming tax season online beginning December 17, 2017!  We will only open a portion of appointments initially and will add more after the January volunteer training is completed. 

There will be a new Express Lane appointment at Colony Cottage Recreation Center.  This will be for simple returns with fewer than 6 forms (no Sch C, brokerage statements, or itemized deductions).  Longer appointment times will be available after mid-March for those with complex returns that generally take over an hour and a half to prepare.  Email appointments@villagestaxaid.com to schedule an appointment.

In-person appoints are available January 15 & 16, 9am-1pm at Colony Cottage Recreation Center; January 16 & 17, 9am-1pm at La Hacienda Recreation Center

Tax Aide Information


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

Chula Vista Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Chula Vista Recreation Center will be closed Saturday, January 27, 2018 for quarterly scheduled maintenance.   It will reopen on Sunday, January 28th at 7:30 a.m.   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 Chula Vista Recreation Center at 352-753-0002.


Recreation Center Closures

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the following recreation center will be closed for quarterly cleaning. 

• Paradise Regional Recreation Center will be closed on Saturday, January 27, 2018

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 Paradise Regional Recreation Center at 352-753-0637.

Community Development District 1
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 2
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 3

No updates at this time.

Community Development District 4

Chatham Recreation Center - UPDATED 1/22/2018

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Genuine Risk Billiards Room at the Chatham Recreation Center will be closed for table maintenance on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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 Chatham Recreation Center at 352-753-4570.

Community Development District 5
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 6

Coconut Cove Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Coconut Cove Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly cleaning on Sunday, January 28, 2018. It will reopen on Monday, January 29th at 7:00am. 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 Coconut Cove Recreation Center at 352-750-5870.

Community Development District 7

No updates at this time.

Community Development District 8
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 9

Bradenton Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Bradenton Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly cleaning on Sunday, February 4, 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 Bradenton Recreation Center at 352-674-8380.


Captiva Recreation Center Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Captiva Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly maintenance on Saturday, February 3, 2018. All outside 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 Captiva Recreation Center at 352-259-7422.

Community Development District 10

Big Cypress Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Big Cypress Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly cleaning on Saturday, January 27, 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 Big Cypress Recreation Center at 352-674-8385.


Rohan Recreation Center Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Rohan Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly maintenance on Saturday, February 10, 2018.  It is scheduled to reopen on Sunday, February 11, 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 Rohan Recreation Center at 352-674-8400.

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