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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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April 20, 2018

General Information

Amberwood Executive Golf Course Closure

In our efforts to keep our Executive Golf courses growing and functioning correctly, the Amberwood Executive Golf Course will be closed Monday, April 23, 2018 for approximately two (2) weeks.  This closure will allow the course to transition from cool season grasses to the native Bermuda grass.  We appreciate your patience as we ensure the best playing surface possible and overall well-being of the 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 on this transition, please contact District Executive Golf at 352-753-3396.


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


Dudley Canine Park & Archery Range Grand Opening

The Dudley Canine Park & Archery Range Grand Opening has been postponed until April 26, 2018.  For more information, click on the link below.

Grand Opening


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 Billiards Room

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Chula Vista Buffalo Bill Billiards Room will be closed April 18, 2018 and April 19, 2018 for table recovering.   It will reopen on Friday, April 20th.  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.


Chula Vista Recreation Center Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Chula Vista Recreation Center will be closed on Saturday, April 28, 2018 for quarterly scheduled maintenance.   It will reopen on Sunday, April 29th at 7:00 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.

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

Saddlebrook Recreation Center Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Saddlebrook Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly cleaning on Sunday, April 29, 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 Saddlebrook Recreation Center at 352-259-5377.

Community Development District 4

No updates at this time.

Community Development District 5

Lake Miona Sports Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Lake Miona Recreation Center Sports Pool will be closed for maintenance on April 26, 2018 and April 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 Lake Miona Recreation Center at 352-430-2950.


Pimlico Recreation Center Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Pimlico Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly maintenance on Saturday, April 21, 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 Pimlico Recreation Center at (352) 259-6990.


Lake Miona Recreation Center Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Lake Miona Recreation Center will be closed for total facility cleaning on Saturday, April 28, 2018. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances. Guest ID and trail fee services will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Lake Miona Recreation Center at 352-430-2950.

Community Development District 6

Canal Street Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Canal Street Recreation Center will be undergoing renovations Monday, April 23, 2018 through Friday, April 27, 2018.  The Canal Street Recreation Center will remain open during the renovations. 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 Canal Street Recreation Center at 352-205-8571.


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, April 22, 2018. It will reopen on Monday, April 23rd at 7:00 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 Coconut Cove Recreation Center at 352-750-5870.

Community Development District 7

Colony Cottage Recreation Center Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center will be closed for maintenance on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  All outdoor facilities will remain open on Saturday, April 21st. 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.

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

Fernandina Pool Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Fernandina Neighborhood Recreation Center Pool will be closed for cleaning and maintenance Friday, April 13, 2018 to Friday, April 20, 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 Bradenton Recreation Center at 352-674-8380.



Captiva Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Captiva Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly maintenance on Saturday, May 5, 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.


Sweetgum Executive Golf Course - UPDATED 2/21/2018

To ensure the executive golf courses are kept in optimal condition, three of the greens on the Sweetgum Executive Golf Course are being aerated.  Please be aware of this scheduled maintenance when making your tee time selection.  We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact (352) 753-3396.

Community Development District 10

Rohan Sports Pool Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Rohan Sports Pool will be closed for maintenance Thursday, April 19, 2018 to Friday, April 20, 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 Rohan Recreation Center at 352-674-8400.

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

Fenney Recreation Center & Fitness Club


Due to a special event, the Fenney Recreation Center and Fitness Club will close at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Fenney Recreation Center at 352-674-8460.


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