December 16, 2017
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.