New recreation center opening in southern area of The Villages

With the never-ending reach of The Villages comes the never-ending need to entertain the masses.

The Villages will celebrate its newest recreational area, Sugar Cane Recreation Center, with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10am Thursday, March 22, according to a Recreation Department announcement. The public is invited. Sugar Cane is located in the new Village of DeSoto off Fenney Way, south of County Road 468 and west of Florida’s Turnpike.

The festivities will include live entertainment, air gun demonstrations, remote-control sailboats on the pond, recreation and parks information, and the traditional awarding of prizes to the first 25 people who jump into the new pool. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 352.674.1800 or visit Or see more here: Sugar Cane