General Information & Reminders
- No alcoholic beverages are permitted on HCDD property. There have been instances of some individuals bringing beer in coolers to events, but drinking on public (HCDD) property within the community is not allowed.
- The sale of anything on HCDD property is not permitted without prior written authorization by the District Board. This applies to private parties as well as non-profit organizations.
- Animals are not allowed at the pool or the recreation center, except as permitted under Florida Law for sight-impaired persons. Also keep in mind that provisions for off-leash dogs applies only to fenced Dog Parks (nowhere else in the community), in accordance with Florida and County laws and ordinances.
Click here to view usage rules in the Dog Park Guide.
- No activity that disturbs littoral zones is permitted in neighborhood ponds. This includes, but is not limited to, water skiing, swimming, model boating, and use of any personal watercraft.
- Boating & fishing are available at Buck Lake Park. Use of motorized craft is restricted to HCDD owned boats. You may, however, launch your personal canoe, kayak, or similarly sized non-motorized water craft, provided it can be carried to the canoe beach for launching. For your safety, though, the Dockmaster must be notified whenever you do this. Check for boat usage and rules announcements, as posted and updated at Buck Lake.
- The Harmony Residential Owners Association (HROA) Covenants prohibit feeding or harassing any wildlife. Feeders for songbirds are permitted. The feeding of alligators &/or sand hill cranes is punishable under Florida Law, with fines, jail time, or both.
Harmony Swim Club.
If you are a new resident and would like to obtain a facility access card, first review the “process” referenced below and then contact our office. If you would prefer to send your information, including your photograph, to us electronically, then you may:
Click here for Access Card Application Form
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Click here for an outline of the Access Card Procurement Process.
We receive many requests to reserve the parks and recreation facilities for residents who have special private events. The community also sponsors events at these facilities, both for Harmony residents and for the general public.
To reserve a facility, you must submit your application to the District Manager at the District Office (address in right-side panel). Please select the appropriate application form below to request a facility for your event, and be sure to allow sufficient time for a review of your request prior to the scheduled time of your event.
Boats On Buck Lake.
Boat Usage Requirements
If you are new to the website or the boating process, please be aware that access to District Boats is contingent upon satisfying the following conditions (in priority order):
- Completion of a Boat Orientation class (conducted by the Dockmaster) (1)
- Signing of the District Boat Use Agreement (after completing orientation)
- Payment of Security/Damage Deposit of $250 (required before taking boat) (2)
- Signing of the Daily Use Reminder Agreement (each time a boat is taken out)
(1) Classes are conducted the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, starting promptly at 10:00 a.m. and running for ½ hour. You may reserve a spot in one of these classes by contacting the District Office at 407-566-1935.
(2) Payments are processed by the District Office in either of the following ways.
Option1: You may send a check to the District Office in the specified dollar amount with a copy of your driver’s license for each use (which will be returned to you after an inspection confirms there is no damage), or you can send one check that will be kept on retainer for frequent users.
Option2: You may provide a copy (front and back) of a valid credit card, along with a copy of your driver’s license, that the District Office will keep on file in the event there are any damages to the boat that occur during your use. Your signature on the Boat Use Agreement authorizes the District Office to bill any damages to your credit card. Prior to charging any monies to your credit card, we will contact you as a courtesy to confirm your preference to pay for these damages by credit card or by check and to notify you of the dollar amount of the repairs necessary.
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Boat Dock Hours-of-Operation
The lake will be open to boating activities every Wednesday through Monday of each week, and will be closed Tuesday to all boating activities.
Daily hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the last reservation accepted being one for a start time of 1:00 p.m.
Dock Fishing Hours-of-Operation
Fishing is permitted from the dock year round, nominally from dawn to dusk every day, including Tuesdays when the boats undergo weekly scheduled maintenance.
Online System is Available for Boat Reservations.
Click here to enter the reservation system portal.
Through the generosity of Jungle Lasers and Harmony resident, Mark Catanese, an online reservation system has been provided free to the Harmony community. The product being used is Geo3.0 (pronounced jee-oh-three-oh). Currently available only for boats, in the future it may be expanded to include other District Facilities.
While this online system serves to expedite the process of boat reservation, for those residents who prefer not to use the online system, you may still make your reservations by contacting the District Office via
Phone: 407-566-1935 (or)
We hope that everyone takes proper care of the District Boats, and indeed all District Recreational Facilities, so that the residents of Harmony and their guests can continue to enjoy them long into the future without incurring reckless financial impacts.
Are boats available to regular users with less than 24-hour advanced notice?
- For those who have completed the orientation class and have a standing deposit with the District office, if you decide less than 24 hours in advance that you would like to use a boat, it may be available to you on a first-come, first-served basis. Simply go to the online reservation system (click here) and see if there is a boat available. We will always strive to be as accommodating as we can within the hours of operation and as the boats and staff members are available.
Please be aware that there will be times when boats are simply not available to anyone due to repairs or inclement weather. We ask for your patience and flexibility during those times.
Your Dockmaster (voice or text at 407-223-3899) appreciates your cooperation.