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September 23, 2018

General Information

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.


Executive Golf Course Closure

Due to the extensive rainfall received and the need to lower the water level of the basins, the Amberwood Executive Golf Course is currently closed.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  



Silver Lake Executive Golf Course - UPDATED 9/12/2018

In our efforts to provide the best possible play experience on the Executive Golf Courses, the construction of a new practice green complex was completed at the Silver Lake Executive Golf Course!  This new practice green is located in the area of the old 1st tee and in front of the starter building.  At the same time, refurbishment was made to the cart path system. We are happy to announce this newly constructed complex will open for play on September 19, 2018. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the District Executive Golf Offices 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.



Hawkes Bay Executive Golf Course

In our efforts to keep the infrastructure for our executive golf courses growing and functioning in optimal condition, the Hawks Bay Executive Golf Course will be closed for approximately five (5) months.  This work is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 7, 2018. This is a planned full course renovation, including the resurfacing of greens and tees. 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 on this transition, please contact the District Executive Golf Offices at 352-753-3396.


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
No updates at this time. 
Community Development District 1
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 2
El Santiago Family Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the El Santiago Family Pool will be temporarily closed for sand blasting and an acid wash from Monday, September 17, 2018 to Monday, September 24, 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 352-753-1410.

Community Development District 3

No updates at this time.

Community Development District 4

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.




Mulberry Grove Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Mulberry Grove Recreation Center will be temporarily closed for quarterly maintenance on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The Fitness Club and all outdoor facilities, including the Sports Pool, 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 the Mulberry Grove Recreation Center at 352-259-6040.




Community Development District 5

Hibiscus Recreation Center Quarterly Cleaning

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Hibiscus Recreation Center will be temporarily closed for total facility cleaning on Sunday, September 30, 2018. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather.  The front desk will be serviced for answering calls and assisting outdoor activities.  We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Hibiscus Recreation Center at 352-751-6761.




Bridgeport Family Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Bridgeport Family Pool will be temporarily closed for maintenance on Tuesday, September 25, 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 Bridgeport  Recreation Center at 352-259-6590.

Community Development District 6
No updates at this time. 
Community Development District 7
No updates at this time. 
Community Development District 8
No updates at this time. 
Community Development District 9

No updates at this time. 

Community Development District 10
Eisenhower Recreation Center Sports Pool and Pool House 

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Eisenhower Sports Pool and Pool House will be closed for maintenance on Thursday, September 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 Eisenhower Recreation Center at 352-674-8390.




Eisenhower Recreation Center Parking Lot Closure 

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the parking lot at the Eisenhower Recreation Center will be temporarily closed in sections for resurfacing and restriping Thursday, September 20, 2018 through Sunday, September 30, 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 Eisenhower Recreation Center at 352-674-8390.




Burnsed Billiards Room

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the billiards room in the Burnsed Recreation Center will be temporarily closed for table recovering Wednesday, September 26, 2018 through Friday, September 28, 2018. The billiards room will reopen on Saturday, September 29, 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 Burnsed Recreation Center at 352-674-8430.

Community Development District 11
Moyer Recreation Center 

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Moyer Recreation Center will be temporarily closed for quarterly cleaning/maintenance on Sunday, September 23, 2018.  Outdoor activities 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 the Moyer Recreation Center at 352-674-8440.

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.