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SouthWood Community Amenities

Many SouthWood amenities and activities require residents to present their SouthWood photo ID cards for access.

Please  click here to download a homeowner photo ID card registration form and a tenant photo ID card registration form. For more information and important documents, please follow the links within each amenity's description.

Town Center

Located within walking distance or a golf-cart ride is Town Center, offering restaurants, a fitness center, a nail salon and offices. The Town Center is often the hub for community events like Fright Night or Winter Fest! SouthWood Town Center features a variety of shops & restaurants, conveniently located!

  • CANOPY ROAD CAFE — Serving Breakfast and Lunch 7 days a week.
  • TESSA'S DOLLHOUSE — This special event space is the perfect vintage meets Parisian inspired dollhouse.
  • LIFEBASICS CHURCH — Currently meeting Sundays at 10am at 3197 Merchants Row.
  • EL JALISCO — Offering a spacious setting and patio seating along with the quality service and delicious authentic Mexican cuisine El Jalisco is known for.
  • KINETIX HEALTH CLUB — Offering state-of-the-art health and fitness equipment, personal training, childcare and a variety of workout classes.
  • TWINKLE TOES SALON — An upscale nail salon with reasonable pricing.

Community Pool

The SouthWood community offers a pool area for adult fitness and family swim, tot pool, and also a splash bucket feature attached to a slide and climbing area. These pools are intended for use by SouthWood residents and their guests and are not available to be reserved for private functions. A SouthWood photo ID card is required for entry. The pool area is open April through October, 7 days per week, starting at 8:00am and closes at 9:00pm. Lap swim is available from 8:00am until 9:00am. For a list of pool rules, please click here.


SouthWood’s two lighted tennis courts are located adjacent to the Community Center, overlooking beautiful Central Park. The tennis courts are available from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and are intended for use by SouthWood residents and their guests. The tennis courts are not available to be reserved for individual use or group lessons. A SouthWood photo ID card is required for entry. For a list of tennis court rules, please click here.

Community Center

The Community Center is available to SouthWood residents for personal functions. It may also be utilized for nonprofit organizations to host their meetings. In order to rent the facility, residents must submit signed copy of the Community Center Rental Agreement to the SRCA office. For information on rental availability, please contact us.

Tot Lot

This children’s playground area includes slides and climbing equipment and is located just outside the pool area. With benches, nature trails and Central Park nearby, this is a perfect area for families to spend the afternoon. The Tot Lot is managed by the Capital Region Community Development District.

SouthWood Golf Club

Amid the rolling hills south of Tallahassee is one of the finest golf courses in North Florida. Southwood Golf Club, once voted by Golf Magazine as one of the 35 best new courses in country, is an 18-hole, par-72 layout featuring significant elevation changes, picturesque design and exceptional use of native elements. The course was designed by Masters champion and popular PGA Tour player Fred Couples, along with well-known design partner Gene Bates. Virtually every hole is a distinctive and pleasurable trip through nature, with aging live oaks, slash pines and other native plants framing the layout.

Nature Trails

Using your SouthWood Trail and Nature Guide, explore the four habitat preserves and archaeological sites around the SouthWood community’s 3,300 acres. These meandering trails are a great way to enjoy the scenic outdoors and to stay fit! While out walking, biking, or jogging be sure to look for a wide variety of wildlife including eastern bluebirds, southeastern American kestrels, white-tailed deer, and gopher tortoises.

Community Parks

With over 1,000 acres of green spaces, lakes, ponds and wetlands in the SouthWood community, residents can truly feel connected to nature. The majority of these areas are managed by the Capital Region Community Development District. The Capital Region CDD has released a SouthWood video series to help educate residents on our green spaces and the habitats of the protected species in our community. The parks in SouthWood are intended for casual use such as picnicking, bird watching, walking your dog, etc. To reserve a park for a private function, you must submit a Special Use Application.