The Villages beautiful Lake Sumter
Quick Links

Ladies Pickleball Cup

Join the Fun and play with other avid pickleball players.  Teams will be comprised of players from each rating.  All participants will compete against their respective group of players.

Men’s Pickleball Cup

Join the Fun and play with other avid pickleball players.  Teams will be comprised of players from each rating.  All participants will compete against their respective group of players.

Fall Craft Show

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall Craft Show!  Showcase your homemade crafts at one of three locations – Savannah Center, Laurel Manor or Colony Cottage on Saturday, October 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Applications must be received at the La Hacienda Regional Recreation Center by Friday, September 28th.  For a copy of the application, please click on the link below.

The Enrichment Academy Speaker Series

The Enrichment Academy is excited to announce special speakers in SEPTEMBER 2018.  Click on the link below for detailed information.

Guided Fishing, Kayaking and Nature Tours

New Opportunities Beginning June 2018 - The Recreation and Parks Department presents Guided Fishing, Kayaking and Nature Tours on Lake Sumter!  Experience Lake Sumter up close and personal! 

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!

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. 

Recreation Events

Fall Social Leagues

Join your friends and neighbors for some friendly team competition!  The leagues are organized and run by Recreation staff and statistics are recorded on a regular basis.  For specific league offerings and sign-up information, please click on the link below.

 

Ladies Pickleball Cup

Join the Fun and play with other avid pickleball players.  Teams will be comprised of players from each rating.  All participants will compete against their respective group of players. Results from the first two dates will seed the tournament for the final day of competition.  For a copy of the registration form, please click on the link below.  

 

Men’s Pickleball Cup

Join the Fun and play with other avid pickleball players.  Teams will be comprised of players from each rating.  All participants will compete against their respective group of players. Results from the first two dates will seed the tournament for the final day of competition.  For a copy of the registration form, please click on the link below.  

 

Fall Craft Show

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall Craft Show!  Showcase your homemade crafts at one of three locations – Savannah Center, Laurel Manor or Colony Cottage on Saturday, October 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Applications must be received at the La Hacienda Regional Recreation Center by Friday, September 28th.  For a copy of the application, please click on the link below.
 

The Enrichment Academy Speaker Series

The Enrichment Academy is excited to announce special speakers in SEPTEMBER 2018.  Click on the link below for detailed information.  
Tickets are on sales at the Villages Box Office locations and on www.TheVillagesEntertainment.com.
 

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.

 

Guided Fishing, Kayaking and Nature Tours

New Opportunities Beginning June 2018 - The Recreation and Parks Department presents Guided Fishing, Kayaking and Nature Tours on Lake Sumter!  Experience Lake Sumter up close and personal! 
GUIDED KAYAKING EXPERIENCE – Rent a kayak and enjoy a guided tour full of tranquility, exercise and wildlife observation on Lake Sumter.  Join us as a single rider or bring a buddy to share a tandem Kayak.  Bring a group of up to 8 people for up to a 2 hour session.
NATURE PONTOON TOUR – Grab your binoculars and bring your camera, as we cruise Lake Sumter on a pontoon boat!  Your guide will share their knowledge of the environment and ecosystem while you get the chance to admire the wildlife and beautiful scenery from the comfort of the boat!  This 2 hour tour will accommodate up to 4 guests.
GUIDED FISHING TOUR – Guided catch and release excursions on Lake Sumter cater to all experience levels…whether you are a seasoned sports or amateur angler, you will enjoy going after the trophy fish.  This 2 hour tour will accommodate up to 4 anglers.
Click on the link below for the June – September Schedule
 

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.
Contact Us
Recreation Administration
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, FL  32162

Phone: 352-674-1800
Fax: 352-674-1805
Email Recreation

Room Reservations
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, FL  32162
Email Room Reservations


Phone: 352-674-1800
Fax: 352-674-1815

Business Hours:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., EST
Monday – Friday

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.