May 27, 2018
Paradise Dog Park
In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Paradise Dog Park will be closed for quarterly maintenance Monday, June 18, 2018 through Friday, June 22, 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 Paradise Recreation Center at 352-753-0637.
Memorial Day Holiday
All Recreation offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day. The recreation centers, outdoor facilities, swimming pools and fitness clubs will be open for your enjoyment.
Guest ID Cards, Executive Trail Fees and Activity Registration will be available at La Hacienda, Lake Miona, Eisenhower and Rohan Regional Recreation Centers from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 26th, Sunday, May 27th & Monday, May 28th. Regular services will resume on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Enjoy your Memorial Day!
Brinson Perry Dog Park - UPDATED 5/23/2018
In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Brinson Perry Dog Park located on Bonita Boulevard will be closed for routine maintenance Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to Thursday, May 31, 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 SeaBreeze Recreation Center at 352-750-2488.
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.
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.
Taxpayers who use Tax-Aide service in The Villages, FL and surrounding areas will be able to make their appointments for the upcoming tax season online beginning December 17, 2017! We will only open a portion of appointments initially and will add more after the January volunteer training is completed.
There will be a new Express Lane appointment at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. This will be for simple returns with fewer than 6 forms (no Sch C, brokerage statements, or itemized deductions). Longer appointment times will be available after mid-March for those with complex returns that generally take over an hour and a half to prepare. Email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
In-person appoints are available January 15 & 16, 9am-1pm at Colony Cottage Recreation Center; January 16 & 17, 9am-1pm at La Hacienda Recreation Center
Tax Aide Information
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.