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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 small 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.

Latest News
You'll have to travel to see the full splendor of the upcoming solar eclipse, but there will still be quite a show right here in Manatee County. There is no location in Florida where you'll see 100 % of the sun being obscured by the moon -- a total solar eclipse. The best and total view will occur over South Carolina.  However, a majority of the sun will be covered no matter where you live in our state on Monday.

The farther northeast you travel, the more dramatic the sight:  90.5 % of the sun will be covered in Jacksonville, while NASA's interactive map shows Pensacola will have 81.5 % coverage.  Tampa will have 81.4 % coverage and Sarasota 79.2 %. Hope for no clouds.  You won't be able to see any part of the eclipse if the view is obstructed by cloud cover.  Protect your eyes!  Don't look at the sun directly.  Use a pair of certified and safe solar eclipse glasses.  Manatee County Libraries have a supply, so try our nearby branch library, Rocky Bluff, 6750 US 301.

The long-awaited opening of our new connection from Rte. 301 and Fort Hamer Rd. in Parrish, to the southern part of our county is coming soon.  The official ribbon-cutting will take place on September 23.  To celebrate in advance, the Fort Hamer Bridge Run will be held on Saturday, August 26.  It will be a 5 and 10 K race, which will start at 7:30 am.  For more information, visit Fort Hamer Bridge Run.  Run yourself or watch the event. 

Important Reminder:  No Glass in Pool Area!
One of our most important rules for the use of our pool and deck areas is that no glass containers are allowed in them.  This is a critical safety issue because if they break, pool area users with bare feet could be cut by the shards.  And if they get into the pool, the shards cannot be seen and avoided.  Please bring your beverages in paper, plastic or aluminum containers only.  

Be Ready for Summer Storms
Click on the "Other County Information" tab for links to Manatee County guides and maps about hurricane preparedness and evacuation.

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 events take place in the clubhouse/pool deck area unless otherwise indicated.

Upcoming events: (all Saturdays)

Aug.19:  Trivia Contest, 7:00 pm.  Prizes for winning teams.
Sept. 30:  Septemberfest Potluck dinner.  6:00 pm.
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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