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 ... Continue Reading » about Softball a Home Run in The Villages
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.
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 ... Continue Reading » 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 ... Continue Reading » 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, ... Continue Reading » about Playing Tennis in The Villages
I first heard about pickleball from a friend who lives in an active adult community in New Mexico. She described the sport as a cross between tennis, badminton and ping-pong. I though it was some crazy made-up sport, only played in secluded pockets of the country. I was right about it being a ... Continue Reading » about The Villages is Pickleball Paradise