October 21, 2017
New Year’s Eve Facility Reservations
The popularity of renting recreation facilities by Villages Residents, Clubs and Organizations for New Year’s Eve celebrations has prompted the Recreation Department to utilize a “lottery system” to make the rental assignments fair and equitable for all.
Request applications will be accepted October 23 – November 10, 2017 for 2018 events. Please click below for the New Year’s Eve Room Rental Lottery Guidelines and Facility Reservation Request form. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Recreation Administration at (352) 674-1800.
New Year's Eve
AARP Tax Aide - UPDATED 10/3/2017
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is expanding its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season! If you’d like to volunteer, there will be two new volunteer orientation sessions at the Sumter County Library at Pinellas Plaza (7375 Powell Rd, Wildwood, FL):
October 25, 2017: 9am-11am (Counselors)
November 14, 2017: 9am-11am (Counselors)
October 25, 2017: 11am (Client Facilitators, registration not required.
Please register on www.villagestaxaide.com (Volunteer tab) for the counselor session you would like to attend as space is limited. More information on volunteering can be found on the website.
If you can’t attend, there will be a live webinar for the October 25 (9-11am) counselor orientation. Please visit www.villagestaxaide.com (Volunteer tab) for the link to access the webinar. The link to the recorded session will be available on the website after the session. If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
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.
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.