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Holiday Sights & Sounds

Holiday Sights & Sounds

Visit five regional recreation centers to view a variety of holiday decorations, enjoy light refreshments and listen to entertainment provided by Villagers.
New & Improved

New & Improved

The Villages Recreation and Parks Department recently added improved links and a new overall look to the website for registration and lifestyle information.
Mark Your Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

The Recreation & Parks Department has regularly scheduled monthly events for Camp Villages, Lake Sumter Landing, Outdoor Concerts and Outdoor Movies.
Join Our Team

Join Our Team

The Village Center Community Development District (VCCDD) employs staff to support the operations of The Villages® community. We contribute our successes to the members of our team!

Recreation Events

Holiday Sights & Sounds

Visit five regional recreation centers to view a variety of holiday decorations, enjoy light refreshments and listen to entertainment provided by Villagers. For additional information, please click on the following link.

 

Speaker Series

The Enrichment Academy is excited to announce special speakers in 2019.  Click on the link below for detailed information.  
 

Save the Date

The Amenity Authority Committee (AAC) directed Staff to receive input from residents and Resident Lifestyle Volunteer Groups for both internal and external recreation center features, such as meeting space, storage, restrooms, facility enhancements, type of pool and other considerations for the property located at the First Baptist Church, 16985 SE 79th Clearview Ave., The Villages in Marion County. On January 7, 2019, the survey will be posted online at www.DistrictGov.org and will be available at all recreation centers.  For additional information, please contact Recreation Administration at (352) 674-1800. 

 

New & Improved

The Villages Recreation and Parks Department recently added improved links and a new overall look to the website for registration and lifestyle information. It is the first round of improvements and changes to better enhance the opportunities for our residents to learn, explore and get involved with lifestyle services.  If you have questions regarding how to navigate our webpages, please email RecreationDepartment@districtgov.org or call Recreation Administration at 352-674-1800.

 

Mark Your Calendar

The Recreation & Parks Department has regularly scheduled monthly events for Camp Villages, Lake Sumter Landing, Outdoor Concerts and Outdoor Movies. To view the complete schedule, please click on the link below. 

 

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.

 

Join Our Team

The Village Center Community Development District (VCCDD) employs staff to support the operations of The Villages® community. We contribute our successes to the members of our team!  If you would like to learn more about becoming a part of our team, please click on the link below. 
 

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.

 

The Village of Fenney

Tour the beautiful new facilities and discover all the amenities available at the Fenney Recreation Center, Spanish Moss Recreation Center, Blue Heron Recreation Area, Fenney Springs Nature Trail and the Putt & Play Recreation Area all located in the Village of Fenney!  You can visit these centers by heading south on Morse Boulevard over SR44 to 3200 Fenney Way.  For more information, please call 352-674-8460.  We look forward to seeing you there!  For additional information on the Putt & Play, please click on the link below.
 

Lake Sumter Line Boat Tour

Welcome Aboard!  Join us for a scenic tour of Lake Sumter on the Lake Sumter Line Boat Tour!  Please click on the link below for additional information.

 

Pedestrian Paths

The Recreation Department offers a variety of walking sidewalks and trails for residents and their guest to enjoy.  The information being provided by The Villages Recreation & Parks Dept. is for courtesy purposes only.
The ownership, maintenance responsibility and walking distance can and will vary from location to location.  All users, use these areas at their own risk, please follow any posted rules.
Please click on the link below for additional information.
 

Pet Information and Pet Adoptions

The Recreation Department in conjunction with the Humane Society / SPCA of Sumter County will be hosting local pet information and adoptions days the 3rd Friday of each month at various recreation center pavilions.  Please click on the link below for further information!
 

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. 
 

Bicycle Friendly Community

The League of American Bicyclists has designated The Villages, Florida a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Gold Level in recognition of outstanding efforts to encourage bicycling in The Villages.  The award is presented only to communities with remarkable commitments to bicycling.  The award is current for four years 2018-2022.  For additional information, please click on the Bicycle Information link below.
 

2018 Holiday Closing Schedule

For a list of the holiday closures in 2018, please click on the link below. 
 

Lost and Found

Depending on where items are found, inexpensive items will be held for one month at La Hacienda, Laurel Manor, or Eisenhower Regional Recreation Centers. Valuables will be turned over to the Lady Lake Police Department, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office or Marion County Sheriff’s Office within 72 hours. At the end of each month, unclaimed items will be donated to local charities. The Recreation Department is not responsible for lost items.
 

Courtesy Phones at Recreation Facilities

Courtesy phones are available for use by residents and guests in case of an emergency or to reach a Recreation team member.  Courtesy phones are available at all pools and the equipment sheds.  The facility name and address are posted on the wall by the courtesy phone.  For non-emergency issues you can call Community Watch.  Click on the link below for a photo of one of our courtesy phones available for use.

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.