The Lady Lake Parks and Recreation Department manages the neighborhood parks and two major sports complexes in the town. At the heart of town is the landmark Heritage Park, with its charming gazebo and carpet of colorful flowers shaded by a 200-year old oak tree. This is where the community gathers for special celebrations or just to relax.
Children enjoy participating in both spring and fall baseball and soccer programs. All skill levels are welcome to participate. Rolling Acres Sports Complex is a great place for exercise, fun and recreation. The complex is located on Rolling Acres Road and is home to three soccer fields, a 250 foot softball field, the Lady Lake Dog Park and the Lady Lake Driving Range. Rolling Acres Sports Complex is also where the Lady Lake Soccer Club meets. The Guava Street Athletic Complex offers four baseball fields, four handball courts, two tennis courts, a basketball court and a children’s playground known as Pyramid Park. The Lady Lake Little League meets at this location.
There are multiple golf courses within a five-mile radius of town. Harbor Hills Country Club Community and Stonecrest Golf Club offer a challenge for the avid player. Spruce Creek, The Lakes and Water Oak Estates also provide enjoyable courses on their verdant hills. Nine championship public courses reside inside The Villages. Residents and visitors will find driving ranges and a mini golf course available in the area. There are plenty of golf tournaments through-out the year, to keep you entertained. For more information on golfing and tournaments contact the Lady Lake Chamber of Commerce (352-753-6029).
Lake Griffin State Park just three miles south of Lady Lake has dock side fishing, canoe rentals, boat ramp, picnic facilities, playground and camping facilities. There are several private and public lakes in Lady Lake that offer scenic views for home sites.
Lake County has over 500 lakes, offering freshwater fishing throughout the year. All levels of anglers can fish for fun or participate in the many tournaments held in Lake County. The lakes offer a variety of freshwater fish including bass, blue bream, shellcrackers, stripers, speckled perch and catfish. For more information, go to www.LakecountyFL.gov
In addition to the Lake County area, nearby Lake Weir also offers water activities such as skiing, swimming, jet skiing, and sailing. for more information go to www.marioncountyfl.org.
SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS
Lady Lake has many attractions and events scheduled throughout the year. The attractions and events offer something for everyone, ranging from Florida Arbor Day to the Christmas Parade. Check with the Lady Lake Chamber for updates and a schedule of events.
◆ Florida Arbor Day - January
◆ Blue Parrot Craft Show - January
◆ Art in the Park - February & October
◆ Rotary Chili Cook-Off - February
◆ Lady Lake Business Expo - March
◆ Uncle Donald’s Farm Craft Show
◆ Lake Griffin State Park Halloween Spooktacular - October
◆ Light up Lady Lake - December
◆ Christmas Parade - December
◆ Florida Carriage Museum & Resort - Several Events
◆ Numerous Golf Tournaments
The Town of Lady Lake celebrates Arbor Day in April and Florida Arbor
Day in January. Lady Lake is registered with Tree City USA Arbor Day
Art in the Park is held at the Lady Lake Chamber of Commerce and is held during
the months of February and October each year.
Uncle Donald’s Farm, located on Griffin Road, is an interesting place to visit. It has many species of wild animals. There is a charge for this part of the farm. There are many school trips here during the day, along with individuals who bring their children to associate with the animals. There is no charge for this.
At Christmastime, the Chamber of Commerce sponsors Light up Lady Lake. Over 2.2 million lights are used to decorate the Lady Lake Chamber of Commerce Log Cabin and Veterans Park. In addition, the first Saturday in December is the annual Lady Lake Christmas Parade.
Also at Christmastime, a visit to the Cottom Farm is a must. The light display grows each year and encompasses several acres in and around the main house and also reflects from the lake in front of the house.