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October 15, 2018

General Information

RUNNING OF THE SQUARES

The Brownwood 5K Road Race is Saturday, October 27, 2018. Road closures will begin at 6:30 a.m. at the following locations:

W. Torch Lake Drive from Brownwood Drive (at Brownwood Paddock Square) east bound to Buena Vista Blvd.

CR44A east from Buena Vista Blvd. roundabout to where it intersects CR143.

Access to Brownwood Paddock Square is still available via multi-modal path going southbound on the west side of Buena Vista Blvd. by Eisenhower Recreation Center.  Vehicle traffic may also access the square via Powell Road at Brownwood Blvd, Kiessel Rd. and SR44 via Meggison Rd.

For the safety of all walkers and drivers, please use caution and pay attention to all detour and directional signage.  




Oakleigh Executive Golf Course Closure

To maintain the integrity of the executive golf courses and provide the best play experience possible, the Oakleigh Executive Golf Course will be closed beginning Monday, October 8, 2018 for planned bunker capping and drainage repairs.  This work is anticipated to take approximately 5 (Five) days. 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 District Executive Golf Maintenance at (352) 753-3396.




Amberwood Executive Golf Course Closure

To maintain the integrity of the executive golf courses and provide the best play experience possible, the Amberwood Executive Golf Course will be closed beginning Monday, October 15, 2018 for planned bunker capping and drainage repairs.  This work is anticipated to take approximately 5 (Five) days. 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 District Executive Golf Maintenance at (352) 753-3396.



Multi-Modal Path Maintenance

On Friday, October 12, 2018, work will take place on the multi-modal path behind the Winn Dixie shopping plaza in Lake Sumter Landing.  The work will begin from the back entrance at Winn Dixie to Tunnel M6 located under Morse Boulevard.  Work is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. and will be complete by the end of the day.  Flagmen will be present at both ends of the repair section to assist in navigating around Winn Dixie.  Please use caution and pay attention to all directional signage and flagmen.  




Chula Vista Executive Golf Course Closure

To maintain the integrity of the executive golf courses and provide the best play experience possible, the Chula Vista Executive Golf Course will be closed beginning Monday, September 17, 2018 for a full cart path renovation project.  This work is anticipated to take approximately 1 (one) month.  Some of the improvements you can expect include widening and smoothing the path to meet current and future demands.  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 District Executive Golf Maintenance at (352) 753-3396.



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.



Information Provided by The Villages Entertainment Department

As summer approaches, some adjustments for the Farmer’s Markets at Spanish Springs Town Square and Brownwood Paddock Square will take place.

The last day for the Spanish Springs Farmer’s Market will be Thursday, April 26th. 

The summer hours for the Brownwood Farmer’s Market will begin on Saturday, May 5th and will be from 9am – 1pm.


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


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.


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
Rio Grande Family Pool Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Rio Grande Family Pool will be temporarily closed for maintenance Wednesday, October 17, 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 Chula Vista Recreation Center at 352-753-0002. 



Silver Lake Recreation Center Closure 

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Silver Lake Recreation Center will be temporarily closed for quarterly maintenance October 14, 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 Paradise Recreation Center at 352-753-0637.
 
Southside Recreation Center Closure 

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Southside Recreation Center will be temporarily closed for quarterly maintenance October 21, 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 Paradise Recreation Center at 352-753-0637.
 
Paradise Recreation Center Closure 

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Paradise Recreation Center will be temporarily closed for quarterly maintenance October 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 Paradise Recreation Center at 352-753-0637.


La Hacienda Recreation Center Sports Pool Closure 

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the La Hacienda Sports Pool will be temporarily closed for sandblasting/cleaning all day Tuesday, October 16, 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 La Hacienda Recreation Center at 352-753-1716.

Community Development District 1
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 2
El Santiago Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the El Santiago Recreation Center will be temporarily closed for quarterly maintenance Sunday, October 21, 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 El Santiago Recreation Center at 753-1410.

Community Development District 3

Saddlebook Recreation Closure 

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Saddlebrook Recreation Center will be temporarily closed on Sunday, October 14, 2018 for quarterly cleaning.  The facility will re-open on Monday, October 15, 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 Saddlebrook Recreation Center at 352-259-5377.


Community Development District 4

Information Provided by Duke Energy

Duke Energy will be performing tree trimming along their Dallas Substation located in the Village of Woodbury.  Work will begin this week and take approximately 5 days to complete.  Machinery may be loud as is cuts and chips the trees before they are removed.  Work is scheduled to take place from approximately 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  To view a map of the area, please click on the following link:  map




Mulberry Grove Sports Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Mulberry Grove Recreation Center Sports Pool will be temporarily closed for maintenance Monday, October 8, 2018 through Tuesday, November 6, 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 Mulberry Grove Recreation Center at 352-259-6040.


Community Development District 5

Churchill Street Family Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Churchill Street Recreation Center Family Pool will be temporarily closed for maintenance Friday, October 5, 2018 through Friday, October 12, 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 Churchill Street Recreation Center at 352-751-6200.


Liberty Park Family Pool Closure 

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Liberty Park Family Pool will be temporarily closed for maintenance October 5, 2018 through October 12, 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 Allamanda Recreation Center at 352-750-1941.



Laurel Manor Recreation Center Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Laurel Manor Recreation Center will be temporarily closed for maintenance Sunday, October 14, 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 Laurel Manor Recreation Center at 352-751-7110.


Community Development District 6
Coconut Cove Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Coconut Cove Recreation Center will be temporarily closed for quarterly cleaning on Saturday, October 13, 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 Coconut Cove Recreation Center at 352-750-5870.

Community Development District 7
Odell Family Pool Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Odell Family Pool will be temporarily closed for maintenance Monday, October 15, 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 Odell Recreation Center at 352-750-2700.



Colony Cottage Recreation Center Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center will be temporarily closed Saturday, October 13, 2018.  All outdoor 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 Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center at 352-750-1935.

Community Development District 8

Tamarind Grove Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Tamarind Grove Pool will be temporarily closed for maintenance Friday, October 12, 2018 to Friday, October 19, 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 Sterling Heights Recreation Center at 352-753-4510.



St. Charles Family Pool Closure 

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the St. Charles Family Pool will be temporarily closed for maintenance  October 19, 2018 through October 26, 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 Allamanda Recreation Center at 352-750-1941.



Community Development District 9
Gilchrist Neighborhood Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Gilchrist Neighborhood Pool will be temporarily closed for maintenance Friday, October 12, 2018 through Friday, October 19, 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.

Community Development District 10
Lake Deaton Pool 

In an effort to keep our recreational facilities in optimal condition, the Lake Deaton pool will be temporarily closed for acid washing Friday, October 19, 2018 through Friday, October 26, 2018.  This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Manatee Recreation Center at 352-674-8411.




Big Cypress Family Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Big Cypress Recreation Center Family Pool will be temporarily closed for maintenance Monday, October 22, 2018 and Tuesday, October 23, 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 Big Cypress Recreation Center at 352-674-8385.

Community Development District 11
No updates at this time.

Community Development District 12
No updates at this time. 

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.