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The St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department is a thriving local park system. Residents and visitors enjoy a sense of community, an appreciation of history, and a respect for nature. Register for our Programs and keep up with the latest Community Newsletter sent right to your inbox.

News & Announcements

Check out the January Parks & Rec Newsletter!

St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Invites Community to Open House for Future Parks Planning
St. Johns County Parks and Recreation will host an open house devoted to the planning and future development of multiple County parks.

Parks and Recreation is currently developing a master plan for multiple future County parks as an operation of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which evaluated the needs and priorities of the County, last updated in 2019.

St. Johns County is collaborating with sports architecture and planning firm OSPORTS, along with its partners Catalyst Design Group, CHW Professional Consultants, and Perez Planning + Design, to help make this a reality.

During the open house, the OSPORTS design team will present an overview of the master planning process and ask for feedback from the community. Residents who attend will be encouraged to participate in a park programming and features exercise and to provide one-on-one input to OSPORTS team members.

Take the survey >> OSPORTS created a website to receive invaluable community feedback.

By completing a short questionnaire on the home page, residents can share what they would like to see at each of the parks and provide general comments. All feedback received will be reviewed by St. Johns County and OSPORTS.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Where: Trout Creek Community Center, 6795 Collier Road, Orangedale, FL 32092

Please note one or more County Commissioners may be present. No action will be taken during the open house.

Tortuga Beach Walkover Project – The proposed project would create a new public beach access point as well as parking, restrooms, changing rooms, showers, and a washdown station at 7740 A1A S., St. Augustine. Tortuga Beach Walkover Project

Palm Valley West Boat Ramp Improvements Temporary Closure – St. Johns County will temporarily close the Palm Valley West Boat Ramp for improvements from Jan. 9 to April 10, 2023. The Palm Valley West Boat Ramp is located on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway underneath the Palm Valley Bridge. Palm Valley West Boat Ramp Closure

Annual Beach Driving Passes On Sale Now  – St. Johns County annual beach driving passes are on sale now. St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and ADA-accessible passes are $40. Passes are available at several locations. For more information, visit the Beach Driving Passes page.

Douglas C. Crane Boat Ramp Temporarily Closed – St. Johns County Public Works will temporarily close the Douglas C. Crane Boat Ramp for improvements beginning Oct. 3, 2022. The boat ramp will reopen in Spring 2023, weather permitting. Boat Ramp Closure Project Information

Community Programming Opportunities

Special Events >> 2023 River Blessing
Join Earth Kinship and St. Johns County Parks and Recreation for the 15th Annual River Blessing on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 9:00am. This free event with local waterkeepers at Alpine Groves Park shows our appreciation for the waters of our local earth. The River Blessing is an indigenous-inspired, nondenominational blessing of our local rivers. Call 904-209-0333 for more information

Youth Program >> March Madness Youth Basketball
Improve your skills & have some fun! Youth basketball leagues are for athletes ages 9-14 years old. More information and a registration link can be found on our March Madness Basketball page!

REFIT Dance Fitness Adult Program >> REFIT Dance Fitness

Get moving with REFIT Dance Fitness every Monday evening (no class on December 26 or January 2) at the Solomon Calhoun Center. Winter session is FREE! REFIT registration


Nature Journaling SJC Explore >> Nature Journaling

Join our Parks Naturalist, Will Pate, every month for an engaging class on various Nature Journaling techniques and locations. This class will give you the basic skills as well as hone any journaling skills you may already have. Nature Journaling registration

St. Johns Golf ClubSt. Johns County Golf Course >> Play Your Way!

Just minutes from St. Augustine, St. Johns Golf Club offers golfers 18 well-maintained, championship holes, and welcomes players of all ages and skills. Our knowledgeable and friendly professional staff are here to help make your experience at SJGC both enjoyable and memorable!

Featuring the area's largest public practice facilities with an expansive grass tee driving range, a private backside tee area for individual and group instruction, a two-tiered chipping green and a separate, well-manicured putting green. There is also a full-service pro shop featuring nearly all major manufacturers and on-site repair service as well.

For more information, call (904) 209-0333 or visit


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After Hours Emergency Maintenance Contact – In our continuing effort to provide you with safe and well maintained Parks and Recreation facilities, we are offering an after hours emergency maintenance number (904) 814-3275. A maintenance staff person will be available to take your call and assist you after normal weekday operating hours and on the weekend.

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.

SJC Recreation and Parks – Play Your Way!