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Summer 2022 Camp Villages

Summer 2022 Camp Villages

Whether your grandkids live nearby or are coming for a visit, join us for Camp Villages! 

Courses & Speakers Summer Programming

Courses & Speakers Summer Programming

Available courses and speakers scheduled through September are open for registration. Explore our offerings and register today for a variety of educational enrichment opportunities!
Speaker Series

Speaker Series

The Speaker Series offers a variety of lectures presented by professional guest speakers who share their knowledge and experiences with the audience. General admission, limited seating.
Bicycle Friendly Community

Bicycle Friendly Community

In 2018, the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) designated The Villages a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Gold level in recognition of outstanding efforts to encourage bicycling.
Lake Sumter Line Scenic Cruise

Lake Sumter Line Scenic Cruise


The Recreation & Parks Department offers various excursions to enjoy on Lake Sumter!  Experience the lake up close and personal!
Join Our Team

Join Our Team

We attribute our successes to the members of our team and staff, come join us!

Recreation Events

Summer 2022 Camp Villages

Whether your grandkids live nearby or are coming for a visit, join us for Camp Villages! 

 

Courses & Speakers Summer Programming

Available courses and speakers scheduled through September are open for registration. Explore our offerings and register today for a variety of educational enrichment opportunities! Visit us online at TheEnrichmentAcademy.org, or in-person at any Recreation Complex, Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM; Saturday and Sunday 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM at La Hacienda, Lake Miona, Eisenhower, Rohan and Everglades Recreation Complexes.
 

The Villages Woodshops

The Villages Woodworkers Club (VWC) is a single club operating at two different locations with the intentions of bringing people who share an interest in woodworking together.  Click below for more information.
 

Speaker Series

The Speaker Series offers a variety of lectures presented by professional guest speakers who share their knowledge and experiences with the audience. General admission, limited seating.
Visit TheEnrichmentAcademy.org to register today!
 

Putt & Play

Putters, balls and scorecards for the Putt & Play are available inside the Croquet/Lawn Bowling Equipment Shed. There is a sign-out sheet for putters for residents and guests to register how many putters are needed. The putters must be returned after the round. This information is also listed on the bulletin boards at the Putt & Play.

 

Bicycle Friendly Community

In 2018, the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) designated The Villages a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Gold level in recognition of outstanding efforts to encourage bicycling.  Only 35 of the 496 Bicycle Friendly Communities across the U.S. have achieved the Gold level.     

We are currently working toward Platinum status for 2022-2026 (which so far has been awarded to only five communities). As part of the application process we have prepared Cycling The Villages, which describes the development of our cycling culture, existing conditions, goals and future plans.  

When compared to other bicycle-friendly communities, perhaps The Villages' greatest strength is the amount of volunteer effort that goes into every aspect of our cycling culture, as described in Cycling The Villages. Click on this link to read the full document.  We welcome your comments and future volunteerism.  
 

Lake Sumter Line Scenic Cruise


The Recreation & Parks Department offers various excursions to enjoy on Lake Sumter!  Experience the lake up close and personal! For more information, please visit the Outdoor Excursions page.
 

Join Our Team

We attribute our successes to the members of our team and staff, come join us! Click the link below for more information. 
 

First Responders Recreation Center

The District Government held a public participation meeting related to the First Responders Recreation Center on September 24, 2019.  Stay tuned to the First Responders Quick Link as this project progresses.
 

Closing of Outdoor Facilities

The Villages Recreation and Parks Department, in partnership with the Community Watch Department, as stewards of Recreation Facilities within The Villages, are requesting your cooperation when closing outdoor Recreation Facilities.
The time of dusk fluctuates throughout the year.  Dusk is the window of time usually within a 30 minute timespan after sunset.  When closing facilities, staff ensures there is adequate lighting to enter, inspect, and allow participants the ability to exit the facilities in a safe manner.  Safety is of the utmost importance and we appreciate you taking this into consideration as staff closes the facilities.
The Villages Recreation and Parks and Community Watch team appreciate your support and adherence as we aim to be good stewards of the recreation facilities while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of both staff and residents.
 

Trails & Pathways

The many trails and pathways provide Villagers the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Florida’s environment.  Signage along the pathways indicate the combination of activities Villagers can enjoy. Click the link below for more information.

 

Lost and Found

Depending on where items are found, inexpensive items will be held for one month at La Hacienda, Laurel Manor, Eisenhower or Everglades Regional Recreation Centers. Valuables will be turned over to the Lady Lake Police Department, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office or Marion County Sheriff’s Office within 72 hours. At the end of each month, unclaimed items will be donated to local charities. The Recreation Department is not responsible for lost items.

 

Pet Information and Pet Adoptions

The Recreation Department in conjunction with the YOUR Humane Society SPCA will be hosting local pet information and adoptions days the 3rd Friday of each month at various recreation center pavilions. Please call Paradise Recreation Center at 352-753-0637 for specific dates & locations.

 

Pet Owners

Please be considerate of others and all properties.  Dog owners are responsible for picking up after their pets.  Please take all waste home for disposal.  Do not use storm drains, postal or recreation facilities for disposing of solid waste or plastic bags. In addition, please follow all county ordinances including all dogs are required to be on a leash.  For additional information, please click on the link below. 

 

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.

 

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. 
 

Holiday Closing Schedule

For a list of holiday closures, please click on the link below. 
 

Courtesy Phones at Recreation Facilities

Courtesy phones are available for use by residents and guests in case of an emergency or to reach a Recreation team member.  Courtesy phones are available at all pools and the equipment sheds.  The facility name and address are posted on the wall by the courtesy phone.  For non-emergency issues you can call Community Watch.  Click on the link below for a photo of one of our courtesy phones available for use.

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 Farlow, District Clerk
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, Florida 32162
jennifer.farlow@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.