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Solomon Calhoun Pool Closure for Solar Eclipse – The Solomon Calhoun Pool, located at 1300 Duval St., will be closed to the public for the solar eclipse from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, August 21. The pool will reopen at 4 p.m. for lap swim, family swim, and swim team practice. For more information, please contact 904.209.0333.

Solar Eclipse Event –  St. Johns County hosts Solar Eclipse Event at Collier-Blocker-Puryear Park St. Johns County, in partnership with NASA @ My Library, is hosting a free solar eclipse viewing celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, August 21 at Collier-Blocker-Puryear Park, 10 North Holmes Boulevard. Residents and visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs and view the solar eclipse, the first coast-to-coast eclipse in over 100 years. Safety glasses, provided by the Space Science Institute, as well as solar-filtered telescopes and binoculars will be provided to participants to view the eclipse. For more information, please call 904.827.6944.

Solomon Calhoun Community Pool 2017 Fall Schedule – The Solomon Calhoun Community Pool, 1300 Duval St., has released the 2017 Fall Pool Schedule for lap swimming, water aerobics, family swimming, swim lessons, and swim teams. For fees, rental inquiries, or information on swim lessons sponsored by the YMCA, please visit Solomon Calhoun Page or call 904.209.0395.

Sunset Bird Language – Thursday, August 17 & Friday, August 18
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Vaill Point Park, 630 Vaill Point Rd., St. Augustine, FL 32086
Details: Have you ever wondered what the birds do at dusk? Join St. Johns County Naturalist, AyoLane Halusky, to explore the park through the language of the birds. Participants will learn about bird language as well as view a spectacular sunset over Moultrie Creek for FREE.
More Information / Registration: Please contact AyoLane Halusky at (904) 209-0348 or When setting up a reservation please include a phone number, email address, and the number in your party.

ACA Kayak Quickstart Course – Saturday, August 26
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Trout Creek Park, 6795 Collier Road, St. Augustine, FL 32092
Details: The course will focus on the fundamentals of kayaking including kayak designs, trip planning, and water safety. In addition, participants will get the opportunity to learn and practice basic paddle strokes and rescue techniques. The course will be led by two Level 2 Certified ACA instructors.
Cost: $80 per Participant
More Information / Registration: Please contact Kelly Ussia at 904.209.0335 or When setting up a reservation please include a phone number, email, and if you will be using a county kayak.

Facility Announcements

Butler Boat Ramp Closed Due to Improvement Project – Butler Boat Ramp is closed through July 30 due to a dredging project that will improve navigability to the ramp. We would like to thank everyone for their patience as staff works to improve this public facility. For more information, please call 904.209.0193.

Ketterlinus Gym Closed Due to storm damages caused by Hurricane Matthew, the Ketterlinus Gym remains closed to the public. A reopening date has yet to be determined.

Flagler Estates Park Basketball Court Maintenance The basketball courts at Flagler Estates Park are closed for renovations, a re-opening date has not yet been determined. Please contact Phyllis Thorpe with St. Johns County Construction Services at 904.209.0193 or for additional information.

East end of Pope Road – Temporarily closed due to damages to sidewalk , parking slab, and drainage system. Reopening date is to be determined.

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Parks and Recreation E-newsletter – Our monthly newsletter keeps you up to date on St. Johns County recreational facilities and programming, youth and adult athletics, and special events. In addition, you'll get information about parks, beach access points, and unique recreational opportunities that allow subscribers to discover St. Johns County and enjoy a quality of life that is second to none. Please complete the signup form to register. For additional information, please call 904.209.0346.

Our Commitment

The St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department is committed to a thriving local park system, the opportunity for our residents and visitors to enjoy healthy, active lifestyles, and the preservation of the natural beauty of our environment. Explore the many ways Parks and Recreation is making our communities happier and healthier by providing a place where it all comes together – a sense of community, an appreciation of history, and a respect for nature.


For more information about the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department, please contact our main office, 2175 Mizell Road, St. Augustine, FL 32080, (904) 209-0333.

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