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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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November 20, 2017

General Information

Brinson Perry Dog Park

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition and to ensure adequate time for maintenance, the Brinson Perry Dog Park hours of operation will change, effective December 1, 2017.  The new hours will be 7:00 a.m. to Dusk, Monday through Sunday, except on Wednesdays in which the hours will be 9:00 a.m. to Dusk.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the SeaBreeze Recreation Center at 352-750-2488.


Holiday Schedule for the Recreation & Parks Department
All recreation centers, offices, fitness clubs and boat tours will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017.  The outdoor facilities, swimming pools, and billiards located at Silver Lake and Saddlebrook will remain open for your enjoyment.
All offices will remain closed on Friday, November 24, 2017 but the recreation centers and fitness clubs will reopen. 
On the following dates, Guest ID Card & Trail Fee services will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the La Hacienda, Lake Miona, Eisenhower and Rohan Recreation Centers:
Friday, November 24th
Saturday, November 25th
Sunday, November 26th
Regular services will resume on Monday, November 27, 2017 and then you can start planning for your December holiday guests!  For further information, please stop by your nearest Regional Recreation Center or call 352-674-1800.

The Villages 2017 Christmas Parade

The Villages 2017 Christmas Parade sponsored by the District Recreation & Parks Department will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at The Villages Polo Fields.  The gates will open at 10:00 a.m. for spectators and the parade will begin at 12:00 p.m.  We ask that golf carts cross over Buena Vista Blvd. via the roadway at the Southern Trace intersection instead of using the golf cart tunnel.  Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies will be on location to monitor and assist with traffic control.  Please use caution in this area and adhere to all safety measures that event personnel have established to ensure all participants enjoy this event.
Please be aware there may be some traffic congestion at the Polo Ridge postal station during the event hours of 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.  Make it a great day and bring your friends and family to enjoy all the fun and excitement the parade has to offer.  Please refer to the Daily Sun or the District website, www.districtgov.org, for further information.  If you have any questions, please call Lisa Parkyn at 352-753-1716.  We hope to see you there.


AARP Tax Aide - UPDATED 10/3/2017

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is expanding its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season!  If you’d like to volunteer, there will be two new volunteer orientation sessions at the Sumter County Library at Pinellas Plaza (7375 Powell Rd, Wildwood, FL):
October 25, 2017:  9am-11am (Counselors)
November 14, 2017:  9am-11am (Counselors)
October 25, 2017:  11am (Client Facilitators, registration not required.

Please register on www.villagestaxaide.com (Volunteer tab) for the counselor session you would like to attend as space is limited.  More information on volunteering can be found on the website.

If you can’t attend, there will be a live webinar for the October 25 (9-11am) counselor orientation.  Please visit www.villagestaxaide.com (Volunteer tab) for the link to access the webinar.  The link to the recorded session will be available on the website after the session.  If you have questions, please email volunteer@villagestaxaide.com.


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

La Hacienda Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Recreation & Parks Department has a comprehensive plan for renewing furniture, fixtures and equipment within the Recreation Centers.  Please stop by La Hacienda and check out the new chairs! 


Lone Oak Pond

The fountains and aerator pumps at the Lone Oak Pond are currently off for underground wire repairs.  This work is anticipated to be complete the week of November 27th.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact District Property Management at (352) 753-4022.

Community Development District 1
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 2
Savannah Center Closure

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, November 25, 2017. 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. The center is scheduled to re-open at 7:00 a.m. per normal operating hours on Sunday, November 26, 2017.  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.
Community Development District 3

Saddlebrook Outdoor Facility Closure

The outdoor facilities (including all courts and the adult pool) at the Saddlebrook Recreation Center will be closed due to the Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 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 Saddlebrook Recreation Center at 352-259-5377.

Community Development District 4

Chatham Recreation Center Billiards Room

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 Tuesday, November 28, 2017. 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

Canal Street Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Canal Street Recreation Center will be closed for maintenance on Saturday, November 18, 2017. 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.

Community Development District 7

Truman Recreation Center Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Truman Recreation Center will be closed on Saturday, November 25, 2017 for maintenance. The family pool and outdoor recreation activities will remain open. The center will reopen on Sunday, November 26th. 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.

Community Development District 8
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 9
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 10
Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve

The Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve is scheduled to re-open on Friday, November 17, 2017!  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the Recreation & Parks Department at (352) 674-1800.
Community Development District 11
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 12
No updates at this time.