Ukuleles on the Square
Join us at Lake Sumter Landing to learn the ukulele and sing along to holiday tunes!
Santa Boat Tour
Join Santa on the boat tour around Lake Sumter!
Holiday Music Box Show
Join The Villages Music Box Society for their holiday special!
Holiday Train Show
Join The Villages Model Railroad Train Club for their annual spectacular train show!
Recreation & Parks Department Holiday Closing Schedule
• All recreation centers and offices will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2017 and Monday, January 1, 2018.
• All recreation centers and offices will close at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 24th.
• All resident lifestyle clubs and activities will end at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 31st. Recreation centers will operate as usual from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
• All outdoor facilities and swimming pools will remain open for your enjoyment!
The Enrichment Academy
We are now accepting applications for the new speaker series! Click on the link below for additional information.
Camp Villages Holiday Week
Do you have Grandchildren visiting this holiday season? Spend some quality time with them by participating in our holiday week of fun! Click on the link below for additional information.
Ring in the New Year - UPDATED 11/28/2017
The Recreation Department will be hosting 5 New Year’s Eve Celebrations with entertainment, party favors and more! To find out more, please click on the link below!
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.
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.
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.
The Recreation Department offers a variety of walking sidewalks and trails for residents and their guest to enjoy. 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 Silver 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 2014-2018. For additional information, please click on the Bicycle Information link below.
2017 Holiday Closing Schedule
For a list of the holiday closures in 2017, 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.