The Riverwood Community provides a wide array of recreational activities and amenities for our residents. In addition to our magnificent pool and spa, tennis, croquet, pickleball and bocce, three buildings host various activities. The Fitness Center is a stand-alone building and has the latest state-of-the-art equipment. It also features rooms for fitness classes. The Activity Center has many rooms for social gatherings, card games, bridge, mahjongg and more. The Administrative Building houses the management offices and the library and an arts and crafts room.
Riverwood has a full-time Activities Director who coordinates all of this, plus special events, such as an entertainment series, dances, parties, theatre outings and more. Off-campus Riverwood offers a beach club on Manasota Beach which is available under a separate membership and is managed by the RCDD.
The Top-Rated Riverwood Golf Course is located within Riverwood. The golf course is available for private Membership. The link will take you to their website for complete information. The course is available to the public to pay to play golf. A restaurant with a bar and lunch menu is available to residents and golfers during the day. Membership is required for nighttime dinners and events.
Whether your interests are solo or group activities, indoor or outdoor recreation, fishing in the lakes, birdwatching, bicycling or taking a quiet kayak paddle down the Myakka River, Riverwood offers something for everyone!
Bocce Ball Courts
Experience the thrill of playing Bocce Ball at Riverwood! Our facility features three Bocce Ball courts located conveniently next to the fitness center. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, Bocce Ball is an exciting game that can be played by individuals, teams or groups. With eight hard balls and a small Pallina ball to aim for, you'll quickly master the game and develop your own unique style.
The Riverwood Community boasts a lively and dynamic Tennis Community that features six Har/Tru Clay Courts for residents, two of which are open for night play. Plus, with an on-site Tennis Pro, you'll have all the assistance you need to elevate your game.
Riverwood's six Pickleball courts offer an exhilarating paddle sport experience for all ages and skill levels. With simple rules, beginners can quickly learn the game, while experienced players can enjoy the fast-paced, competitive gameplay.
Riverwood has a rich history of croquet, and the campus boasts a high-quality croquet court that was built during the initial development of the activity center. The full-size regulation court can be easily converted into two half-courts, making it a flexible space for a variety of games. Croquet enthusiasts of all levels will find it to be the perfect spot to practice their skills and enjoy the game.
Our luxurious pool has been specially designed to cater to all your swimming needs. Whether you're a keen water aerobics enthusiast, an experienced lap swimmer, or someone who simply loves to swim, you're sure to love our pool. And, with easy access, you can simply walk into the water for a refreshing dip. Plus, we have a separate spa area where you can fully unwind and relax.
Riverwoods Fitness Center provides an unparalleled fitness experience with its state-of-the-art equipment and a wide variety of fitness classes. Our facility offers everything you need to achieve your fitness goals, from walking and yoga to resist-a-ball and dance.
Riverwood Dog Park is the perfect place for pets and their owners to bond and have fun together. The park is a fenced-off area where dogs can play and socialize with each other, while their owners get to meet and mingle with other pet owners. The park provides a safe and secure environment for your furry friend to run around and play off-leash, giving them the exercise and socialization they need. Click HERE for more information.
Looking for the ultimate spot to kick back and relax? Look no further than Riverwoods Tiki Bar! With its prime location next to the pool and administrative building, it's the ideal choice for small gatherings or solo retreats. Whether you're in the mood to catch up on your reading or work remotely, our tiki bar provides the perfect environment.
Come and explore our beautiful library, where you can lose yourself amongst the shelves of books. Our generous residents have kindly donated an array of books, all of which are available for borrowing using our trusted honor system. Plus, any outdated books are given to local charities, spreading the joy of reading even further.
Arts and crafts room
Discover the thriving arts and crafts scene in Riverwood, where a community of skilled artists and crafters gather to share their talents in our purpose-built arts and crafts room. With two exciting events each year, you can experience the passion and creativity of our local artists as they exhibit and sell their unique creations.