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13th Annual Bartram Bash Saturday May 13 at Alpine Groves Park, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event is environmentally themed and is a birthday celebration for William Bartram, the first American-born naturalist. Events and activities include an Audubon Guided Bird Walk, Yoga Off the Mat, Bartram Presentation by Mike Adams, Stetson Kennedy Foundation Fellow Man and Mother Earth Awards, Bluegrass and Square Dancing with The Old City Farmers Band. For more information, visit the County Naturalist Page

County Naturalist Programs

Get more information about all programs on the County Naturalist Page

Owl Prowl: Wednesday May 10, Thursday May 11, and Friday May 12 Join us at 8 p.m. for a guided walk at Alpine Groves Park to learn about the creatures of the night, including the owls. Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight, bug spray, and water.  

Children's Shorebird Nesting Program: April 29 St. Johns County has partnered with St. Johns County Audubon to present a Children's Shorebird Nesting Program for children third grade and up. Participants will learn about the unique birds that nest along our beaches and engage in activities that mirror what the real bird biologists do to protect our local nesting sites. The program is FREE and will take place on Saturday April 29 at 10am at Nease Beachfront Park.   

Hallowes Cove Historical Guided Kayak Tour Join us at 10 a.m. on Friday May 19, Saturday May 20th, and Sunday May 21 at Riverfront Park, 4065 State Road 13, St. Johns for a unique tour of the historic St. Johns River. The fee for this guided trip is $20 per person for participants bringing their own kayaks, which must be a minimum of 12ft long, and $40 per person for participants using a county kayak. Spots are limited.

Facility Announcements

Solomon Calhoun Pool Closure May 13 due to Lifeguard Training

Equestrian Center Closure – May 2-8 for scheduled maintenance

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 for additional information.

Davis Field / St. Augustine Little League A.D. Davis field will be closed for infield maintenance and will re-open on Monday, March 13, 2017.

South Ponte Vedra Park Temporarily closed due to infrastructure damages including pavilion slab, erosion, damaged irrigation, fence, decking, and beach walkover. Reopening date is to be determined.

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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