The grand opening of Everglades Recreation Center was held on Friday, November 8, 2019. Everglades is located in the Village of Marsh Bend near the northwest corner of County Road 468 and Florida’s Turnpike. This is the biggest recreation complex so far in The Villages, and spans more than 50 acres. Inside the 32,000 sq. ft. recreation center you'll find decor that … [Read more...] about Inside Everglades Recreation Complex (Photos / Video)
The Villages Recreation
The Villages Recreation Department organizes and runs hundreds of activities and events throughout the week at 96 Regional, Village, and Neighborhood recreation centers located throughout the community.
Regional Recreation Centers (RRC) typically consist of meeting rooms, arts & crafts room, theater, pool and outdoor facilities.
Village Recreation Centers (VRC) are a little bit smaller and consist of meeting rooms, a card room, billiards hall, kitchen, pool and outdoor facilities.
Neighborhood Recreation Centers (NRC) are even smaller still and usually contain a pool, bocce court, shuffleboard court and a horseshoe pit.
Check out some of the articles we've written about recreation in The Villages, below.
The latest issue of Vmail celebrates the opening of the Fenney Recreation Center, and takes a look at progress of two new nine-hole executive courses, Red Fox and Gray Fox. Plus, a look at all of the fun the recreation department has planned for the month of July. Take a look: … [Read more...] about Fenney Recreation Center Grand Opening
Based on its reputation as the fastest growing active adult community in the country, it should surprise absolutely no one that The Villages is also known for having a vast collection of clubs associated with just about every hobby, interest, and activity. But while everyone can logically assume that there are lots of clubs to choose from inside the bubble, most residents … [Read more...] about The Villages Clubs and Activities
There is no arguing that golf is by far the most popular recreational activity in The Villages. However, there is plenty of debate over what activity can claim the number two spot. Fishing is definitely one of the leading candidates for that role. Because of the year-round warm weather, there is almost never a bad time for fishing across all of Florida. The Villages is … [Read more...] about The Villages Best Fishin’ Holes
Because golf often takes center stage at The Villages, it is often overlooked that the community is also a spectacular place for swimmers and anyone who enjoys spending their time by the pool. With more than 70 pools to choose from, there is no shortage of options, and all of the facilities are kept in immaculate condition, just as residents of The Villages have come to … [Read more...] about Swimming in The Villages
In The Villages there are lots of ways to express your creativity and even give back to the community. One of those places is at The Villages Woodshop. The Villages Woodworkers Club was started in 2001 to provide a place for Villagers who were passionate about working with wood to express their creativity. The club manages an 8000 square foot woodworking shop that is … [Read more...] about The Villages Woodworking Shop
Baseball might be America's Pastime, but Softball is The Villages' Pastime. There are over 200 registered softball teams that compete on nine different fields across The Villages. With that amount of interest, there are leagues and teams open for any skill level. There are highly competitive traveling teams, as well as relaxed leagues that focus more on the social aspects … [Read more...] about Softball a Home Run in The Villages
One of the newest recreation centers is Big Cypress Recreation Center, which is located next to Evans Prairie Country Club on Hendry Drive just south of Pinellas Place. The outside of the center is a relaxing pastel green color with beautiful white wood trim. Big Cypress is designed to serve Villagers living in the villages of Pinellas, Collier, and Hillsborough. Inside … [Read more...] about Big Cypress Recreation Center
One of the more popular and exciting activities that you will find in The Villages is Dragon Boat Racing. There are a number of club teams that emphasize different levels of competitiveness. Based on your fitness level and preferred training schedule, you can surely find a team that you will fit in with. What Is Dragon Boat Racing? A Dragon Boat is a long, skinny … [Read more...] about Dragon Boat Racing in The Villages
The first question people ask me when they see me is "Did you play basketball?" Could have something to do with the fact that I am 6'8" tall. But the reality is, I was actually a tennis player. I played Division II college tennis many many moons ago. I don't play much anymore, but sometimes, especially during the summer months with three grand slams going on, I start to get … [Read more...] about Playing Tennis in The Villages