January 26, 2021
Villa Paving Information Provided By District Property Management
Ranger Construction Company will begin milling and overlaying the roads in the following villas in District 7-
- Kenya Villas on Monday, February 15, 2021
- Pillar Villas on Wednesday, February 17, 2021
- Crestwood Villas on Friday, February 19, 2021
Dates may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather.
Everything possible will be done to minimize your inconvenience. For the SAFETY of our crews and all residents, we ask that you reschedule any work or deliveries to your Villa until the paving is complete as they may be denied access. Only residents and emergency vehicles will have immediate access during the construction.
PLEASE DO NOT run your irrigation, wash your vehicle or empty your pool during the week, as it will increase the work time.
ALL vehicles and trailers must be parked OFF of the roads and the overflow parking areas must be empty, as to not impede the work.
Please be advised that newly paved roadways will take approximately one hour to cure and should not be driven on while hot! Driving before this time could result in tracking asphalt onto your driveway and damaging the new roadway.
If you must travel through the construction, PLEASE drive slowly and watch for and listen to directions provided by the contract workers.
Our goal is to give you a new road that will last a maximum life with the LEAST amount of inconvenience. Your cooperation is GREATLY APPRECIATED. If you have any questions during the work there will be someone on site to help. For additional information, please contact District Property Management at 352-753-4022.
Villa Road Maintenance – Village Community Development District Nos. 1, 2 & 4
Asphalt rejuvenation applications are scheduled to begin on villa roadways in District 1, District 2 and District 4 February 8, 2021 through February 12, 2021, weather permitting. Signs will be placed at the entrance of villas that will be impacted. The contractor will be handing out notifications and information the day before work is scheduled to begin in each area. Please refrain from using irrigation or washing vehicles during the week of application. The roads need to be dry for the product to soak into the asphalt. It is not necessary to park outside your villa or on a different street. While we appreciate providing the product as much time to soak in as possible before driving on it, the product soaks into the asphalt in 60-90 minutes and may be driven sooner if necessary. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation and patience. Please call District Property Management at 352-753-4022 if you have any questions.
• Villa De Leon
• Villa Del Canto
• Villa Escondido
• Villa Natchez
• Waverly Villa
• Legacy Villa
• Quail Ridge Villa
Knudson Softball Field Parking Lot - Updated 1/19/2021
In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition the Knudson Softball Field Parking Lot will be closed for maintenance on Friday, January 29, 2021. 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.
Hadley Gate Entrance
At the Hadley Gate Entrance, the gate arms have been removed due to an issue with the wiring. Please use caution when approaching the gate and pay attention to all signage.
Mulberry Grove Dog Park
In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Mulberry Grove Dog Park will be closed for installation of the shade structure beginning Monday, January 18, 2021 until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Mulberry Grove Regional Recreation Complex at 352-259-6040.
Mangrove Executive Golf Course
The Mangrove Executive Golf Course will be closed for renovation of the course timber bridge from Monday, January 25, 2021 until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this time.
Tunnel Closures - Updated 1/18/2021
The multi-modal path tunnels located under Buena Vista Boulevard and El Camino Real are scheduled to be painted January 4, 2021 through January 29, 2021. These dates may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather.
All work is scheduled between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. There will be short periods during the night where the tunnels will be closed and an alternate route must be taken.
- B1 - 16680 Buena Vista Blvd (Buena Vista/Mulberry)
- B4 - 1700 Buena Vista Blvd (Buena Vista/Belle Aire/Alhambra)
- B2 - 17200 Buena Vista Blvd (Buena Vista/Legacy)
- B5 - 2890 El Camino Real (El Camino/Alhambra/Savannah)
- B3 - 17700 Buena Vista Blvd (Buena Vista/Belle Meade)
- B6 - 1530 Buena Vista Blvd (Buena Vista/Savannah)
Everything possible will be done to minimize your inconvenience. For the SAFETY of our crews and all residents, we ask that you please use caution and pay attention to all signage.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. For additional information, please contact District Property Management at (352) 753-4022.
Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve
New signage has been added to the Sharon Rose Wiechens Nature Trail & Boardwalk to help educate visitors on the nature found at the preserve. Drop by and take a look.
Atlas Canine Park
In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Atlas Canine Park will open every Wednesday at 9 a.m. for mowing. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Rohan Recreation Center at 352-674-8400.
Information Provided by Jacobs
With developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a lot of changes and interruptions in our lives. Many are without adequate supplies of toilet paper and may have no choice but to use other products in the restroom. It is important to make sound decisions to prevent clogs and damage to sewer systems. To ensure that wastewater systems continue working properly, please flush only the appropriate waste down the toilet. For more information, please click on the link below.
Trails & Pathways
The many trails and pathways provide Villagers the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Florida’s environment. Signage along the pathways indicate the combination of activities Villagers can enjoy. Click below for more information.
Trails and Pathways
Amenity Fee Adjustment
Per your individual Declaration of Restrictions, amenity fees are subject to an adjustment based on the fluctuation of the National Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers. The timing of this adjustment can vary based on the Declaration of Restrictions in your unit. For information specific to your home, please refer to your Declaration of Restrictions. For assistance in obtaining them, please contact Community Standards at (352) 751-3912.
Each month, the percentage of adjustment will be provided in What’s Happening for your reference. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Finance Customer Service at (352) 750-0000.
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers changed by 1.175% from October 2019 to October 2020. This change will be used to adjust Amenity Fees for properties with original land sale dates in the month of December.
Information Provided by Executive Golf
The United States Golf Association recently implemented a new rule under Rule 13.2a (2):
•There is no longer a penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits a flagstick left in the hole.
•Players are not required to putt with the flagstick in the hole; rather, they continue to have the choice to have it removed (which includes having someone attend the flagstick and remove it after the ball is played).
Information obtained from www.usga.org
Removing the flagstick to help in retrieving a golf ball from the cup is still considered proper etiquette and requires that we complete the task by hand. Using the flagstick to pinch and pull up the golf ball from the cup is frowned upon and not considered good etiquette standards.
The challenge for Executive Golf Courses in The Villages is that many residents use assistance or ball removal devices for the convenience of not bending as far to remove golf balls from cups. When ball retrieval devices are inserted with flagsticks still in place (Photo 2) the damage to the delicate edges of cups occur. It also causes degradation of the putting surface for the players that follow.
We are asking all residents that use these devices to simply pull the flag stick out gently (Photo 1) and remove the golf ball with your device. This will ensure the integrity of the cup edges and allow players to enjoy the same crisp quality of the cups as the players before them.
We appreciate your cooperation!
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.
Fenney Springs Nature Trail & Boardwalk
New signage has been added to the Fenney Springs Nature Trail & Boardwalk to help educate visitors on the nature found along the trail. Drop by and take a look.
Participation in clubs, activities and events throughout The Villages® community may be photographed and recorded. Participant, by engaging in the activity, irrevocably consents to be photographed and recorded and grants The Villages of Lake-Sumter, Inc. and its successors, assigns and licensees the right to publish and use such photographs and recordings for informational, advertising, marketing, and similar purposes.
Fenney Putt & Play and Croquet & Lawn Bowling Facilities - Updated 12/23/2019
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.
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.
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.