Parks & Recreation
2018 Super Summer Camps! The camps are for children ages 5-12 (must have completed kindergarten by the start of camp). Camps emphasize outdoor activities and include field trips, arts & crafts, and swimming. 2018 Summer Camp Lottery Registration link will be posted at 8 a.m. on March 5. Super Summer Camps
2018 Just Tri it! Kids Triathlon – Join us on April 15, at 8 a.m. at the Solomon Calhoun Center! Children ages 5-14 can join in the fun and JUST TRI IT! This is a non-competitive event giving everyone the chance to participate in a Triathlon. The first 250 children to pick up their race packets will get a Just Tri It! tee shirt and every child that completes the race will get a medal for their accomplishment! Just Tri It!
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
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt – Free event on Thursday, March 22, 6:30-7:00pm. Children ages 5 to 12 years are invited to gather eggs left underwater in the Solomon Calhoun Pool. Eggs can be traded for prizes at the Bunny Store. Bring your swimsuit, towel and a bucket to collect your eggs! Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 704-4644. Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
2018 St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes on Sale – Beach Driving Passes go on sale December 4 and make great stocking stuffers for the holiday season. 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
Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Park Temporary Closures – The parking lot, beach access, and all related facilities, will experience intermittent, temporary closures beginning the week of December 4 through spring 2018 while the site is utilized as a staging area for beach restoration associated with Hurricane Irma. Visitors are encouraged to exercise caution as heavy equipment will be on the beach until restoration efforts are complete. For information on other County beach access points, please visit www.sjcfl.us/beaches. For more information, please call 904.209.0322.
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
Parks and Recreation Facilities Closed Due to Hurricane Irma – The following St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Facilities are closed pending inspections due to Hurricane Irma. Within parks that are open, there may be areas that are closed due to safety concerns:
Flagler Estates Park & Basketball Courts
Riverdale Park East and West are closed.
Trout Creek Boat Ramp - Limited access due to river cleanup.
W. E. Harris Community Center Pre-School Playground
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.
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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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