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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October 21, 2017

General Information

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 volunteer@villagestaxaide.com.


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

Paradise Recreation Center

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Paradise Lower Building will be closed for quarterly cleaning on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  The Upper Building is scheduled to be closed on Sunday, October 29th.  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 Paradise Recreation Center at 352-753-0637.

Community Development District 1
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 2
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 3

No updates at this time.

Community Development District 4
Road Maintenance - UPDATED 10/10/2017

Mill and overlay is scheduled to take place along Legacy Lane, east of Buena Vista Boulevard October 16, 2017 through October 18, 2017.  During daylight hours, Legacy Lane will be reduced to one lane and will be one way only from Buena Vista Boulevard to Belle Meade Circle.  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

Laurel Manor Sports Pool Closure

The Laurel Manor Sports Pool will be closed Friday, October 27, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. through Sunday, October 29, 2017.  We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Laurel Manor Recreation Center at 352-751-7110.


Lake Miona Recreation Center Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Lake Miona Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly maintenance on Sunday, October 29, 2017. All outside facilities will remain open. 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 Lake Miona Recreation Center at 352-430-2950.

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

Hemingway Neighborhood Pool Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Hemingway Neighborhood Pool will be closed Wednesday, October 25, 2017 through Thursday, October 26, 2017.  It is scheduled to be reopened on Friday, October 27th. The Hemingway shuffleboard court, bocce court and pavilion will remain open for your enjoyment. 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 Truman Recreation Center at 352-751-2650.

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

Captiva Recreation Center Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Captiva Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly maintenance on Saturday, November 4, 2017. All outside facilities 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 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.