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.
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July 19, 2018

General Information

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.


Silver Lake Executive Golf Course

In our efforts to provide the best possible play experience on the Executive Golf Courses, the construction of a new practice green complex will begin on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Silver Lake Executive Golf Course!  This new practice green will be located in the area of the 1st tee and in front of the starter building.  We are hoping for minimal disturbances to the area during construction.  The courses will remain open while the work takes place.  A temporary tee will be provided for the starting point at the #1 hole.  Please make sure you follow all traffic patterns and signage for the safety of everyone playing and working.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the District Executive Golf Offices at 352-753-3396.


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

Chula Vista Recreation Center Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Chula Vista Recreation Center will be closed Saturday, July 28, 2018 for quarterly scheduled maintenance.   It will reopen Sunday, July 29th at 7:00 a.m.   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 Chula Vista Recreation Center at 352-753-0002.

Community Development District 1
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 2
Savannah Center Sports Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Savannah Center Sports Pool will be closed for improvements on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. It is scheduled to re-open at 7:00 a.m. per normal operating hours on Thursday, July 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 Savannah Center at 352-750-6084.
Community Development District 3

Saddlebrook Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Saddlebrook Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly cleaning on Sunday, July 29, 2018.  The building will re-open on Monday, July 30th. 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 Saddlebrook Recreation Center at 352-259-5377.

Community Development District 4

Mill and Overlay Schedule

The following areas in District 4 are scheduled for road mill and overlay. 

Morningview Villas – July 16th through July 21st
Ashley Villa & Forsyth Villas – July 23rd through July 27th
Sunnyside Villas – July 30th through August 3rd

For your safety, please use caution and pay attention to all directional signage and flagmen. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact District Property Management at (352) 753-4022.

Community Development District 5

Hibiscus Recreation Center Billiards Room

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Hibiscus Recreation Center Billiards Room will be closed July 25, 2018 through July 27, 2018 for table recovering. 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 Hibiscus Recreation Center at 352-751-6761.


Pimlico Recreation Center Closure - UPDATED 7/3/2018

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Pimlico Recreation Center will be closed for new floor installation July 28, 2018 through August 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 Pimlico Recreation Center at 352-259-6990.


Allamanda Recreation Center – Billiards Room - UPDATED 7/10/2018

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the billiards room in the Allamanda Recreation Center will be closed for table recovering August 1, 2018 through August 3, 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 Allamanda Recreation Center at 352-750-1941.


Community Development District 6

Amelia & Hadley Neighborhood Pool Closures

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Amelia Neighborhood Pool will be temporarily closed for maintenance Friday, July 20, 2018 through Friday, July 27, 2018.  It will reopen on Saturday, July 28th.  The Hadley Neighborhood Pool will also be temporarily closed Friday, July 27, 2018 through Friday, August 3, 2018.  These schedules 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 Village Recreation Center at 352-750-2700.

Community Development District 7

Hemingway & Duval Neighborhood Pool Closures

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Hemingway Neighborhood Pool will be closed for maintenance Friday, July 20, 2018 through Friday, July 27, 2018. It will reopen on Saturday, July 28th.  The Duval Neighborhood Pool will be closed Friday, July 27, 2018 through Friday, August 3, 2018.  These schedules may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Truman Recreation Center at 352-751-2650.


Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center will be closed for renovations beginning Wednesday, August 1, 2018.  It is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, September 1, 2018.  All outdoor courts will remain open the entire month of August.  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 Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center at 352-750-1935.
NOTE:  Colony Cottage will be open August 28, 2018 for Primary Election Day.


Colony Cottage Sports Pool

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Colony Cottage Sports Pool will be closed for renovations beginning Monday, August 6, 2018. It is scheduled to reopen on Monday, August 20, 2018.   All outdoor courts will remain open the entire month of August.  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 Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center at 352-750-1935.

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

Captiva Family Pool Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Captiva Family Pool will be closed for maintenance Tuesday, July 24, 2018 and Wednesday, July 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 Captiva Recreation Center at 352-259-7422.

Community Development District 10
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 11
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 12
No updates at this time.