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Pet Owners

Pet Owners

Please be considerate of others and all properties.  Dog owners are responsible for picking up after their pets.  Please take all waste home for disposal.  Do not use storm drains, postal or recreation facilities for disposing of solid waste or plastic bags.
Outdoor Expo

Outdoor Expo

Love adventure & the outdoors?  Then you will not want to miss this year’s Outdoor Expo Saturday, February 23, 2019 and Sunday, February 24, 2019.
Mini-Triathlon

Mini-Triathlon

Why Not Tri?  Take 30 days to complete a mini-triathlon – do you have it in you?
Outdoor Concert Series

Outdoor Concert Series

Enjoy some music while relaxing in the sunshine!
Cardio Drumming

Cardio Drumming

Join us on the Lake Sumter Town Square for a full body workout while drumming on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 9 am!
Outdoor Movie Series

Outdoor Movie Series

Bring your honey for the perfect Valentine’s Day date on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7 pm to the Buffalo Glen Softball Complex.
Bass Fishing Tournament

Bass Fishing Tournament

Join the Freshwater Fishing Club for this annual tournament.
Spring Craft Show

Spring Craft Show

Resident of The Villages – Showcase your homemade crafts at the Spring Craft Show!
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 News

Recreation News

We’re excited to bring you a great new way to navigate through all of The Villages Recreation & Parks fun! It’s all of the same great information, you’ve come to love – in an easier to read format.

Recreation Events

Pet Owners

Please be considerate of others and all properties.  Dog owners are responsible for picking up after their pets.  Please take all waste home for disposal.  Do not use storm drains, postal or recreation facilities for disposing of solid waste or plastic bags. In addition, please follow all county ordinances including all dogs are required to be on a leash.  For additional information, please click on the link below. 


 

TEA Instructor Expo on February 22nd

The Enrichment Academy is excited to announce the kickoff of the April – September 2019 semester.  Come on out to meet instructors and explore a variety of enrichment opportunities through The Enrichment Academy.  Online and onsite registration begins February 22nd @ 8:30 am for Residents; general public registration begins March 4th.  
 

Holiday Closure

The District Customer Service Center and all District Administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of Presidents’ Day.  We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 19th.  All recreation centers, outdoor facilities and fitness clubs will remain open for your enjoyment.  Guest ID, Trail Fee and Activity Registration services will be available at La Hacienda, Lake Miona, Eisenhower and Rohan Regional Recreation Centers from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Monday.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the District Customer Service Center at (352) 753-4508.

 

Outdoor Expo

Love adventure & the outdoors?  Then you will not want to miss this year’s Outdoor Expo Saturday, February 23, 2019 and Sunday, February 24, 2019.
 

Mini-Triathlon

Why Not Tri?  Take 30 days to complete a mini-triathlon – do you have it in you? Click the link below for the March 1 - March 31 Mini-Triathlon application.
 

Outdoor Concert Series

Enjoy some music while relaxing in the sunshine!
 

Cardio Drumming

Join us on the Lake Sumter Town Square for a full body workout while drumming on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 9 am!
 

Outdoor Movie Series

Bring your honey for the perfect Valentine’s Day date on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7 pm to the Buffalo Glen Softball Complex.
 

Bass Fishing Tournament

Join the Freshwater Fishing Club for this annual tournament. For more information, please click on the following link. 

 

Spring Craft Show

Resident of The Villages – Showcase your homemade crafts at the Spring Craft Show! To learn more, please click on the following link.

 

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 call Paradise Recreation Center at 352-753-0637 for specific dates & locations.

 

Registration for Monthly Socials Available Online

The Villages Recreation & Parks Department offers monthly socials to help Villagers enjoy the companionship of others in a friendly, fun atmosphere, as well as fulfilling the recreational, educational, emotional or physical needs of the participants.  Beginning December 27, 2018, registration for the monthly socials will be available online, in addition to walk-in registration at all regional recreation centers.

For online registration follow these easy steps:
1.         Go to www.DistrictGov.org.
2.         Click on Departments.
3.         Click on Recreation.
4.         Click on the Socials (on the right hand side).
5.         Click on Registration.
6.         View the month’s social offerings.
7.         Create an account or login.
8.         Register for the socials of your choosing.

For questions or assistance, please call Recreation Administration at 352-674-1800.
 

Speaker Series

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

Recreation Survey

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. The survey is now available by clicking on the link below and at all recreation centers. To complete the survey, please click on the following link: SURVEY.  For additional information, please contact 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

We’re excited to bring you a great new way to navigate through all of The Villages Recreation & Parks fun! It’s all of the same great information, you’ve come to love – in an easier to read format. 
 

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.
 

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.
 

2019 Holiday Closing Schedule

For a list of the holiday closures in 2019, 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.