Parks & Recreation
Programs, New & Events
Super Summer Camps 2017 – Enrollment in the registration drawing closed March 17, 2017. The drawing will be held on March 24, 2017. You do not need to be present. Results of the drawing will be mailed out no later than April 1, 2017. Summer Camps
St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Master Plan Workshops – St. Johns County is hosting Parks and Recreation Master Plan community workshops from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 at Pacetti Bay Middle School, 245 Meadowlark Ln., and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 at Trout Creek Community Center, 6795 Collier Rd. Residents are invited to the informational workshops to discuss the County's Parks and Recreation Master Plan and offer feedback to County staff. The Tuesday meeting will also include a discussion to gain community feedback regarding recreational facility needs in the World Golf Village region. For more information, please call 904.209.0322.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt – Parks & Recreation will host four Easter Egg Hunts this year for children ages 8 and younger. The first two will be Thursday, April 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Veterans Park, 1332 Veterans Parkway, St. Johns, and Palencia, 405 Palencia Village Dr., St. Augustine. Two more Easter Egg Hunts will be on Saturday, April 15 at Treaty Park, 1595 Wildwood Drive, St. Augustine, and Al Wilkie Park, 6140 Main St., Hastings. Parents – Bring your cameras for special photo opps with the Easter bunny at 10:30 a.m. and again after the hunt, and don't forget to bring a basket to collect the eggs! For more infomation, please call (904) 209-0333.
2017 Just Tri It! Join us for the 2017 Kids Triathlon on April 23 at the Solomon Calhoun Center! Children ages 5-14 can join in the fun and JUST TRI IT! This is a non-competitive event gives everyone the chance to participate in a Triathlon. The first 150 children to pick up their race packets will get a Just Tri It! t-shirt and every child that completes the race will get a medal for their accomplishment! Early Registration Ends February 28! Just Tri It!
Senior Fitness in the Park – St. Johns County has partnered with the University of St. Augustine to provide Fitness in the Park, a free exercise program for adults ages 60 years and older, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, January 19 through April 13 at Canopy Shores Park. Senior Fitness in the Park
County Naturalist Programs
Get more information about all programs on the County Naturalist Page
Sunrise Dolphin Beach Walk: April 19 & 20 – Parks and Recreation has partnered with Marineland Dolphin Adventure to offer a brand new FREE beach walk! Join us at Vilano Beach at 7:00 a.m. to watch the sun rise over the Atlantic and then explore the beach and lookout for dolphins. During the walk you will get to learn all about dolphin anatomy, behavior, and other whale species that frequent the area.
Owl Prowl: April 20 – Join us at 7:45 p.m. for a guided walk at Vaill Point Park to learn about the creatures of the night, including the resident owls. Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight, bug spray, and water.
Coral Ardisia Round-Up: April 21 – As part of our Earth Day programming join us from 10am-12pm for some hands on service learning at Alpine Groves Park. Give back to the park by removing the invasive Coral Ardisia and rounding up its Christmas berries. By attending you’ll be helping to create a healthier ecosystem while also getting to learn about invasive species. Come prepared to get dirty, wear closed toed shoes, bring work gloves if you have them, and make sure you bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.
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.
Veterans Park Field Closure – Field four is closed for maintenance, a re-opening date has yet to be determined.
Usina Boat Ramp South – The dock is currently closed, a re-opening dates has not yet been determined.
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 dates has not yet been determined. Please contact Phyllis Thorpe with St. Johns County Construction Services at 904.209.0193 or email@example.com 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.
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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