Parks & Recreation
Meet Me at the Park $20K Grant – Vote for St. Johns County Parks and Recreation now through April 30 to receive a $20,000 grant during National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company's “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month campaign. If named a winner, the funds will go towards creating City to Sea, a new educational program aimed at creating opportunities for the underserved youth of our county to take day trips to the beach and learn about water safety. For more information and to nominate St. Johns County, visit NRPA.org/DisneyMeetMeAtThePark. Click here for full details on the Meet Me at the Park Contest.
SJC Exploration Summer Camp – Join our Park Naturalists for a weeklong Exploration Camp where children will get the opportunity to explore the natural world around us. Campers will have an exciting week chock-full of field trips while expanding their understanding of our local ecosystems, sustainability, and how to collect and analyze data like a scientist. There will be two weeklong sessions: July 23-27 for ages 5-8 (*completed kindergarten) and July 30-August 3 for ages 9-12 from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm at Ketterlinus Gym, 60 Orange Street, St. Augustine. Cost is $100 for the week. For more information or to register, contact Kelly Ussia at 904-209-0335 or email@example.com.
Explore St. Johns County – Join the County Naturalists for programs highlighting our unique history and beautiful environment. February programs include: an Owl Prowl, Children's Shorebird Nesting Program, Everyone Can Conserve: Bird is the Word, Introduction to Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, Owl and Sunset Symphony, Deep Creek Kayak Trip, Trout Creek Waterway Cleanup, Fitness in the Park, and Historical Switzerland Dedication Day. For more information, please visit the County Naturalist page.
St. Johns Golf Club Master Plan – The St. Johns Board of County Commissioners approved Phase III of a golf course Master Plan and Architectural redesign project for the St. Johns Golf Club on January 16. The final initiative will include recommendations regarding drainage, irrigation, an updated golf course design, and a land plan for potential infill residential units. The Board is scheduled to hear and consider the final recommendation and a potential private-public partnership related to the course in spring 2018. For additional information please view the presentation or call 904.209.0322
2018 St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes on Sale – St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and handicap passes are $40. 2018 Beach Driving Passes On Sale
Parks & Facility Announcements
Trout Creek Park Playground Closure – The playground is closed until further notice due to necessary repairs. The playground will remain closed until assessments and repairs have been completed.
Pope Road Beach Access Closure due to Beach Renourishment Project – The St. Augustine Beach access point will be closed beginning Monday, November 27 for an Army Corps of Engineers beach renourishment project. The access point will remain a staging area for equipment throughout the project, which is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018. The beach will be open outside of work areas and visitors are encouraged to exercise caution. For more information, please visit saj.usace.army.mil/StAugustineBeach. Pope Road Beach Access Closure
Hastings Tot Lot is currently closed.
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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.
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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