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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December 16, 2017

General Information

Recreation Center Closures

• 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!


Softball Complex Closures

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, all softball complexes (Buffalo Glen, Knudson, Saddlebrook, and Soaring Eagle) will be closed for general maintenance, roto-tilling, laser leveling, adding of turf-ace, and new batters boxes from Monday, December 11, 2017 through Sunday, December 24, 2017. 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 Saddlebrook Recreation Center at 352-259-5377.


AARP Tax-Aide


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 appointments@villagestaxaid.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


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

Lone Oak Pond

The fountains and aerator pumps at the Lone Oak Pond are currently off for underground wire repairs.  This work is anticipated to be complete the week of December 6th.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact District Property Management at (352) 753-4022.

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
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 5

Recreation Center Closures

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Hibiscus Recreation Center will be closed for maintenance on Sunday, December 10, 2017.  The Allamanda Recreation Center is scheduled to be closed on Saturday, December 16, 2017.  All outdoor facilities including the family pools will remain open. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Hibiscus Recreation Center at 352-751-6761 or the Allamanda Recreation Center at 352-750-1941.

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

Colony Cottage Recreation Center Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center and Sports Pool will be closed on Saturday, December 30, 2017 for quarterly maintenance. The recreation center & pool will reopen on Sunday, December 31st. 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
No updates at this time.
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.