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Fish Camp
New Summer Camp! St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Florida Wildlife Commission to offer a fresh water fish camp for middle school students (must have completed 6th grade to be eligible). Campers will learn safe boat handling skills, types of fresh water fish and their habitat, the proper tackle to use in fresh water, and how to properly clean fish. Camp runs from July 24 -28, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Trout Creek, 6795 Collier Rd. off SR 13.  The program is limited to 20 campers and registration is first come first serve. Registration fee is $170 and includes one rod/reel, tackle box and tackle. For more details, contact Ayolane Halusky at 904.209.0348 or ahalusky@sjcfl.us. Fish Camp Registration Form

St. Johns County Exploration Camp
New Summer Camp! Join the County's Park Naturalists at Exploration Camp, where children will have a week-long opportunity to explore the natural world. Campers will attend field trips, expand their understanding of our local ecosystems, sustainability, and how to collect and analyze data like a scientist. Campers will study the amazing wildlife in St. Johns County and participate in hands-on activities. Camp is divided into two groups based on age groups to ensure that the information taught is age appropriate. July 24 - 28 for ages 5 - 8 (must have completed kindergarten) and July 31 - August 4 for ages 9 -12 Children must have completed kindergarten to be eligible for this program. St. Johns County Exploration Camp will be at Ketterlinus Gym, 60 Orange St., in downtown St. Augustine from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Camp fee is $100 per camper and registration is first come first serve.  Contact Kelly Ussia at 904.209.0335 or kussia@sjcfl.us to register. Exploration Camp Registration Form

Wild Edibles and Backyard Medicinal Plants of Florida
When: Thursday, June 29 / 10:00am-12:00am
Where: Alpine Groves Park, 2060 SR 13, St. Johns, FL 32259
Details: Walk with the St. Johns County Naturalist and discover the many editable and medicinal plants that could be right in your backyard. Learn how to identify these plants as well as learn their various edible and medicinal uses. Please note that you will not be allowed to eat or taste any plants while on this walk.
For More Information or to Register: Contact AyoLane Halusky at 904.209.0348 or ahalusky@sjcfl.us. For reservations please include a phone number, email address, and the number of children in your party.

FREE Kayak Trip
When: Friday, June 23, Saturday, June 24, Sunday, June 25 / 10:00am-1:00pm
Where: Alpine Groves Park, 2060 SR 13, St. Johns, FL 32259
Details: Participants will get to explore the east side of the St. Johns River while learning about local history, importance of the St. Johns River, and local flora and fauna. Spots fill fast so reserve your seat today!
For More Information or to Register: Please contact Kelly Ussia at 904.209.0335 or kussia@sjcfl.us. For reservations please include a phone number, email address, date of the trip you would like to attend, and if you would like to use a county kayak.

Survival and Primitive Living Demonstration
When: Tuesday, June 27 & Wednesday, June 28 / 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: Vaill Point Park, 630 Vaill Point Rd, St Augustine, FL 32086
Details: Join the St. Johns County Naturalist and learn about survival skills the local native people used to navigate and prosper in Florida. Demonstrations will include tracking, fire making, and other primitive living skills that you can still use today.
For More Information: Please contact AyoLane Halusky at 904.209.0348 or ahalusky@sjcfl.us

Facility Announcements

The Solomon Calhoun Center Open Gym will be closed June 5-July 21 due to summer camp.

St. Augustine Little League Complex Field Closures Herbie Wiles & Thompson Softball start date is June 5, reopen date TBA. Rotary, Kiwanis and AD Davis start date is June 12, reopen date August 7.

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 pthorpe@sjcfl.us 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.

Stay Up to Date

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.

Contact

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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