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About River Woods 

River Woods is a quiet, peaceful, deed restricted community surrounded by large, old majestic oak trees, which provide extra privacy to this already serene community. Located off of Old Tampa Road in Parrish, Florida the community is close to I-75 and an easy commute to Bradenton, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Tampa.

Built on the north bank of the Manatee River, with 259 homes River Woods is a medium-sized and friendly community where residents of all ages are likely to be seen walking in the evenings, riding their bikes or watching the birds along one of seven neighborhood ponds. River Woods is an exceptional place to call home.  

River Woods is pleased to provide residents with a recreation center which includes the clubhouse, complete with TV and fitness equipment, a pool and two tennis / pickleball courts.


Map and Driving Directions
River Woods is conveniently located approximately 12 minutes from I-75. A short distance North to St. Petersburg and Tampa, and South to Bradenton and Sarasota, and convenient to shopping centers and schools--soon to include a campus of State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota.
 

Recreation in Parrish
Recreational options abound in Parrish, and include three golf courses:  Buffalo Creek, Palmetto Pines and River Wilderness Golf Clubs, all within a few minutes' drive.  Enjoy nearby Fort Hamer Park, which has a boat ramp, kayak launch and fishing pier. The park recently added a covered pavilion with picnic tables and grills.  For horse lovers, there are a number stables with riding trails, lessons and mounts for rent.  The Parrish YMCA has a large number of fitness and sports programs for all ages.   And best of all, Parrish is less than 20 miles from a number of top-rated Gulf Coast beaches!
 
Latest News
FORT HAMER BRIDGE NOW OPEN
The long-awaited opening of our new connection from Rte. 301 and Fort Hamer Rd. in Parrish to Lakewood Ranch took place on Wednesday, October 18.  To access it from River Woods, go east on Old Tampa Rd, and turn right on Fort Hamer Rd.  Be aware of possible temporary traffic waits at the bridge, due to work crews finishing up some of the bridge work.  For more information about this project, visit Fort Hamer Bridge.   

HURRICANE IRMA CLEANUP
We were very fortunate as a county and a community for not having had the intense hurricane damage that other areas of our state had.  The cleanup of our community is progressing well.  We engaged a service to clean our sidewalks and gutters, beginning the week of October 16.  We have also asked the County to sweep the streets.  We ask our owners to continue your good work in restoring your property's appearance.

 
News and Notes

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Attention River Woods Homeowners
If you are a homeowner in River Woods, click on the Homeowners Only button to obtain all the information you need about living in River Woods. You'll need a username and password, but getting one is easy. Just follow the instructions after clicking the Homeowners Only button.  If you cannot find something, or would prefer to call someone instead of searching online that's OK, too. Simply call Associa Gulf Coast at 941-552-1598. They have all the answers! 

 
  



Get together with other homeowners for Game Night, on the 1st and 3rd Friday of  every month, 7:00 pm at the clubhouse. Sponsored by the Social Committee.  Click here for information


Play Pickleball !
You can play this popular new sport on our tennis / pickleball courts.  Don't know how to play?  Marion Riley is currently giving group lessons and invites homeowners to contact her at: 479-4302.  Basic info is also online at Pickleball.com 

Play pickleball every Monday, 6:00 pm, at the tennis courts.  Bring your own paddle or use the ones provided.

Social Committee events:  Click on the Community News tab, Social Committee to see the full details and download the handy flyer.  All social events take place in the clubhouse/pool deck area unless otherwise indicated.

Upcoming events: (all Saturdays)

Oct. 28:  Howl-o-Ween Costume Contest for dogs.  2:00 pm     
Nov. 4: Community Garage, Arts & Crafts sale.  8:00 am
Dec. 16:  Holiday Party and Cookie Swap.  7:00 pm
  




 

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