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12th Annual MLK BreakfastCancelled due to the passing of a Pastor from our community.   Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at our Annual MLK Breakfast on Saturday, January 18 at 9 a.m. at W.E. Harris Community Center, 400 East Harris St., Hastings. Guest speaker Reverend Mary Alice Murphy will be joining the festivities. Tickets are $30 per person. For more info, contact Tanya Jackson at 904-692-3655.

Kid's MLK 3 vs. 3 Basketball TournamentCancelled due to lack of participation. Join us for our annual Martin Luther King Jr. three versus three basketball tournament on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Solomon Calhoun Center, 1300 Duval Street, St. Augustine. Team check-in is from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the tournament runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Division 1 is for grades 3rd through 5th and Division 2 is for grades 6th through 8th. There is no cost for this program. Players must play only in his/her division. Each team must have at least 1 female player and can have up to 5 players max on their roster. The first place team in each division will earn a trophy. Registration forms must be turned in as a team at the Solomon Calhoun Center by January 8 at 5:00 p.m. Tournament Details. For more info or to register, contact Ashley Brown at or 904-209-0379.

Cora C. Harrison Trailhead Ribbon Cutting – On Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11 a.m., the Parks and Recreation Department will host a community bike ride to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the Cora C. Harrison Trailhead. The ride begins at Armstrong Park, 4950 Harvey Ave. in Elkton, and concludes at the Cora C. Harrison Trailhead, 8989 SR 207 in Hastings.The ribbon cutting takes place at 12 p.m., Food vendors and music will be on-hand. This event is free and open to all ages and registration is required. For more information, please contact Jamie Baccari at or 904-209-0377. Register on CivicRec

Ocean and Fishing Pier Closure – The St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier will be closed Monday, January 6 through May 2020 for repairs and rehabilitation. The north beach access point adjacent to the pier will also be closed for the duration of the project, and access to the beach near the pier will also be intermittently restricted during this time. The beach access point south of the pier, gift shop, visitor information center, splash park, parking lot, and other park facilities will remain accessible to the public. For more information on the St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier, please contact 904.209.0326.

2020 Beach Driving Passes On Sale Now – St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes are on sale 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. Passes will be available during normal business hours at various locations. Beach Driving Passes

Explore St. Johns County – Join the County Naturalists for programs highlighting our unique history and beautiful environment. Programs may include: an Owl Prowls, Dolphin Walks, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Kayak Trips and more.To see this month's programs, visit the County Naturalist page.


Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park Update – The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners voted today to review the current agreement regarding the use of Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park for construction activity to identify a means in which to provide additional public access for the duration of the project. In response, St. Johns County Administration is exploring options that will open the park while also preserving public safety and minimizing pedestrian beach traffic intermingling with construction activity. As a safe solution may take a few days to identify and implement, please continue to visit and St. Johns County social media for updates. For additional information regarding this project, please call 904.209.0322.

New Playground Coming to Armstrong Park – The playground at Armstrong Park, 4950 Harvey Ave., Elkton, is in need of an update and as part of the process, the existing playground will be removed from the park within the week. St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department is working on having a replacement playground installed Fall 2019. The project will be funded through the St. Johns County Deferred Maintenance Program supported by your County Commissioners. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during the closure. For more information, please call 904-209-0333.

Floating Dock at Usina Boat Ramp Temporary Closure – The floating dock at Usina Boat Ramp is currently closed due to Hurricane Dorian damage and is expected to be replaced and reopened in Winter 2020. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during the temporary closure. For more information, call 904-209-0333.

Butler Park West and Boat Ramp Remains Closed for Dredging Project –  Butler Park West and the Butler Park boat ramp's opening time frame is to be determined. The site is needed for use as a staging area for the Treasure Beach Canal system dredging project. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during the closure. For more information, please call 904.209.0115.

St. Johns County Golf Course Master Plan Update – The St. Johns Golf Club, is currently in the process of a potential Master Plan update that would include repairing, replacing, and updating various aspects of the golf course. St. Johns County Golf Course Master Plan Update

Hastings Tot Lot is currently closed.

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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