January 29, 2022
Recreation & Parks Swimming Pools
Due to the National Weather Service’s Hard Freeze Advisories for Central Florida, including The Villages, the Recreation & Parks Swimming Pools WILL NOT open until 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 30, 2022. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Due to inclement weather, all softball games have been cancelled for Saturday, January 29, 2022 in the following locations:
- Saddlebrook Softball Complex
- Buffalo Glen Softball Complex
- Everglades Softball Complex
Executive Golf Course Closures
Due to the weather forecast of freezing temperatures for Sunday, January 30, 2022, all Executive Golf Courses will be closed until 10:00 AM on that day. For operation updates, golfers are encouraged to contact the Executive Golf Course starter shacks.
District Property Management has scheduled asphalt rejuvenation. If you live in a villa where work is scheduled, signs will be posted at both your villa entry and local postal stations approximately 1 week before work begins. There will also be door knocker notices hung at your residence 24 hours prior. The first roads are scheduled to start Friday 4th in February. We will update the schedule ASAP if there are changes. Delays may occur at any point due to equipment issues, rain delays, or resident/realtors forgetting to turn off irrigation.
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: DO NOT RUN IRRIGATION OR CAR WASH THE DAY BEFORE, THE DAY OF, AND THE DAY AFTER. ROADS MUST BE COMPLETELY DRY FOR THE PRODUCT APPLICATION TO BE SUCCESSFUL. AVOID DRIVING ON THE ROAD FOR 30-45 MINUTES AFTERWARD.
Roadwork normally causes temporary inconveniences. We always strive to minimize difficulties. Thank you so much for your patience and cooperation! We strongly recommend you follow all instructions provided here (below) and any directions given by workers in your villa. We rely on your cooperation for this project to be completed quickly and smoothly.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
- Remove parked cars from the roadway between the hours of 7:30 AM to 5 PM.
- You will have access to your driveway at all times during the short application period.
- Drive SLOWLY if you accidentally enter a freshly treated area (i.e. drive 5 MPH).
- Sand cover will be swept up within 2 days. Use CAUTION when driving on loose sand.
- Keep children and pets out of treated areas to avoid tracking into houses.
- Product tracked onto driveways will disappear in 3 weeks or less, leaving no stain.
- Product is not meant to noticeably change the roadway’s color.
- Remember, any work crew member can assist you during the application!
Why is this process necessary?
We shouldn’t buy a new car and never perform an oil change on it. Those oil changes are considered part of preventative maintenance to help keep your car in good condition for many years. Asphalt roads are not much different! Without timely preventative maintenance, an asphalt road will deteriorate faster than necessary. The asphalt rejuvenation product is replacing vital binding ingredients that have been lost over time due to exposure to the sun’s UV rays and wet weather. When applied to brand new pavements, the product protects asphalt from future damage, protecting one of our most important assets. Extending the life of your roadways helps ensure a smooth ride for years to come and reduces overall maintenance costs. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact District Property Management at 352-753-4022.
Tentative schedule: Last updated 1/27/2022.
Delays may occur due to inclement weather or unforeseen events.
2/10/22 – Bichara Blvd.
2/10/22 – La Grande Blvd.
2/10/22 – De Laguna West
2/11/22 – De La Mesa (North & South)
2/11/22 – Villa Valdez
2/9/22 – Villa St. Simons
2/4/22 – Phillips Villas
2/7/22 – Cameron Villas
2/8/22 – Greenbriar Villas
2/9/22 – Fairlawn Villas
2/22/22 – Adriana Villas
2/22/22 – Anita Villas
2/22/22 – Bonita Villas
2/23/22 – Grovewood Villas
2/23/22 – Hillcrest Villas
2/16/22 – Creekside Landing
2/17/22 – Azalea Villas
2/17/22 – Mangrove Villas
2/17/22 – Cedar Key Villas
2/18/22 – Jacaranda Villas
2/18/22 – Boxwood Villas
2/21/22 – Hallandale Villas
2/21/22 – Hortensia Villas
2/21/22 – Hydrangea Villas
2/21/22 – Oviedo Villas
2/14/22 & 2/15/22 – Mission Hills
2/23/22 – Clifford Villas
2/24/22 – Amber Villas
2/24/22 – Lindsey Villas
2/24/22 – Megan Villas
2/25/22 – Lauren Villas
2/25/22 – Paige Villas
2/25/22 – Devon Villas
3/1/22 – Placida Villas
3/1/22 – Bokeelia Villas
3/1/22 – Barrineau Villas
3/2/22 – Atmore Villas
3/2/22 – Eleanor Villas
3/2/22 – Sharon Villas
3/3/22 – Perdido Villas
3/3/22 – Bartow Villas
2/24/22 – Harlow Villas
2/25/22 – Beauclair Villas
2/28/22 – Kelsea Villas
2/28/22 – Whitney Villas
2/28/22 – Pensacola Villas
3/1/22 – Leyton Villas
3/4/22 – Alden Bungalows
3/7/22 – Marianna Villas
3/7/22 – Perry Villas
3/7/22 – Carrabelle Villas
3/8/22 – Antrim Dells
3/9/22 – Ventura Villas
3/9/22 – Pineland Villas
3/9/22 – Melbourne Villas
3/9/22 – New Haven Villas
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact District Property Management at 352-753-4022.
Village of Hawkins Walking Path
District Property Management was notified by the Developer that the water level from the wetland which impacted the use of the Village of Hawkins Walking path has subsided significantly, and they anticipate the water level will continue to drop to an adequate level allowing for construction activities in the next week or so. Therefore, they are making plans to effect permanent repairs to the walking path which would include raising it in those areas that have been impacted by encroachment of the high water levels from the wetland. The walking trail goes around a 38.95-acre wetland, which is located within Zone A flood plain. While the trail is raised in most areas, there is an area along and level with the edge of the wetland that was covered with water due to high water levels within the wetland.
The Villages Dog Parks
In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the following Villages Dog Parks will not open until 9:00am one day per week due to maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the recreation center listed below.
•Atlas Canine Park, Wednesday; Rohan Regional Recreation Complex at 352-674-8400
•Brinson/Perry Dog Park, Wednesday; SeaBreeze Regional Recreation Complex at 352-750-2488
•Dudley Canine Park, Friday; Fenney Regional Recreation Complex at 352-674-8460
•Paradise Dog Park, Thursday; Paradise Regional Recreation Complex at 352-753-0637
•Rupert Canine Park, Thursday; Riverbend Village Recreation Center at 352-674-8455
Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve
New signage has been added to the Sharon Rose Wiechens Nature Trail & Boardwalk to help educate visitors on the nature found at the preserve. Drop by and take a look.
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 below for more information.
Trails and Pathways
Amenity Fee Adjustment - Updated 1/20/2022
Per your individual Declaration of Restrictions, amenity fees are subject to an adjustment based on the fluctuation of the National Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers. The timing of this adjustment can vary based on the Declaration of Restrictions in your unit. For information specific to your home, please refer to your Declaration of Restrictions. For assistance in obtaining them, please contact Community Standards at 352-751-3912.
Each month, the percentage of adjustment will be provided in What’s Happening for your reference. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Finance Utility Billing at (352) 750-0000.
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers changed by 7.036% from December 2020 to December 2021. This change will be used to adjust Amenity Fees for properties with original land sale dates in the month of February.
Information Provided by Executive Golf
The United States Golf Association recently implemented a new rule under Rule 13.2a (2):
•There is no longer a penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits a flagstick left in the hole.
•Players are not required to putt with the flagstick in the hole; rather, they continue to have the choice to have it removed (which includes having someone attend the flagstick and remove it after the ball is played).
Information obtained from www.usga.org
Removing the flagstick to help in retrieving a golf ball from the cup is still considered proper etiquette and requires that we complete the task by hand. Using the flagstick to pinch and pull up the golf ball from the cup is frowned upon and not considered good etiquette standards.
The challenge for Executive Golf Courses in The Villages is that many residents use assistance or ball removal devices for the convenience of not bending as far to remove golf balls from cups. When ball retrieval devices are inserted with flagsticks still in place (Photo 2) the damage to the delicate edges of cups occur. It also causes degradation of the putting surface for the players that follow.
We are asking all residents that use these devices to simply pull the flag stick out gently (Photo 1) and remove the golf ball with your device. This will ensure the integrity of the cup edges and allow players to enjoy the same crisp quality of the cups as the players before them.
We appreciate your cooperation!
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.
Fenney Springs Nature Trail & Boardwalk
New signage has been added to the Fenney Springs Nature Trail & Boardwalk to help educate visitors on the nature found along the trail. Drop by and take a look.
Participation in clubs, activities and events throughout The Villages® community may be photographed and recorded. Participant, by engaging in the activity, irrevocably consents to be photographed and recorded and grants The Villages of Lake-Sumter, Inc. and its successors, assigns and licensees the right to publish and use such photographs and recordings for informational, advertising, marketing, and similar purposes.
Fenney Putt & Play and Croquet & Lawn Bowling Facilities - UPDATED 1/3/2022
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 Fenney Recreation Center at 352-674-8460.
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.