Major Projects

Florida Community Trust
  • Project Details – Florida Community Trust program assists Florida communities' meet the Growth Management challenges and protects the state's natural and cultural resources while meeting the community's recreational needs.
  • Southeast Intracoastal Waterway Park – (1998) 114 acres located between Crescent Beach and Marineland on Anastasia Island in southeastern St. Johns County, between A1A and the Matanzas River.
  • Alpine Groves Park – (1999) Alpine Grove River Park contains 54.5 acres and is located in northwest St. Johns County between the St. Johns River and William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway (SR13). Access to the site is provided from William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway.
  • Vaill Point – (2001) The Moultrie Creek / Intracoastal Park (Vaill Point) contains 23 acres and is bordered on the east by the Intracoastal Waterway and on the north by Moultrie Creek, accessible from US 1 via Vaill Point Road and Sturdivant Road.
  • Fort Mose – (2003) In 1996 the State of Florida purchased the Fort Mose site strategically located on the Tolomato River (a part of the Intracoastal Waterway) which provides county residents with an opportunity to access this water body, aand also to become interconnected with Duval County, the City of St. Augustine, and Flagler County.
  • Canopy Shores – (2004) Canopy Shores Park is a 33 acre site located within St. Augustine Shores located off US 1. Direct access to the site is provided off Shores Blvd. on to Christina Dr. and this site lies across the street from the St. Augustine Shores's Riverview Club property.
  • Beluthahatchee Park – (2005) Beluthahatchee Park is located on the William Bartram Scenic Highway (SR 13) approximately one fourth of a mile south of Roberts Road and approximately 200 feet north of Cricket Hollow Lane.
  • Nease Beachfront Park – (2005) Nease Park is located 1 mile north of the St. Augustine Inlet on A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway about 230 feet from the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Mussallem Beachfront Park – The Mussallem Beachfront Park property is an eight and a half acre site located in eastern St. Johns County. It is bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Intracoastal Waterway. It is accessible from Highway A1A. The site is one of the last remaining undeveloped parcels in the area.
  • Vilano Beach Oceanfront Park – The Vilano Beach Oceanfront Park site is located on 1.7 acres of beachfront property at 2750 Anahma Drive. Currently Fiddlers Green Restaurant, sits nestled in the sand dunes, bordered to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the west by Anahma Drive.
Florida Forever
  • Project Details – Florida Forever Program is a Florida land acquisition program created to preserve and conserve the state's unique natural resources. In 2000, the Florida Forever Program replaced the state's highly successful 10-year Preservation 2000 program (the largest program of its kind in the United States) established by the Florida Legislature.
  • Northeast Florida Blueway Phase II - Guana, Tolomato and Matanzas Rivers – The Northeast Florida Blueway Phase II ("Blue II") project boundary was designated as a Category A project by Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) in 200. Projects that are ranked as Category A projects are eligible for 100% state funding. This proposal included undeveloped lands on the east and west sides of the Intracoastal Waterway through St. Johns County. Within the "Blue II" project boundary area there is approximately 18,170 acres (1413 parcels) of private lands and 9985 acres (259 parcels) in public ownership.
  • St. Johns River Blueway – Within the St. Johns River Blueway project boundary area there are approximately 28,174 acres of privately owned land and 494 acres of publicly owned lands. The publicly owned lands include Watson Island State Forest (managed by DOF), Julington Durbin Creek Preserve, Trout Creek and Deep Creek Conservation Area (managed by SJRWMD). In addition to the state owned conservation lands there are several County owned parks including Jack Wright Island, Six Mile Creek, Trout Creek, Alpine Grove River Park (Bennett), Old Shands Bridge Fishing Pier, Riverdale Park and Switzerland Point School Park.
Special Projects