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News, Announcements & Programming

Be in the know about what's happening in our parks with our Parks and Recreation Newsletter.

FYIs

St. Johns County Survey Regarding Proposed Shore Drive Recreational Trail – St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is hosting a survey regarding a potential recreational trail for pedestrians and bicycles along Shore Drive in the St. Augustine South neighborhood. The purpose of this survey is to determine public interest in constructing a paved asphalt trail along three miles of Shore Drive, from Doug Crane Boat Ramp to the boardwalk at Lobelia Road. For more information, please email dbataille@sjcfl.us or call 904.209.0333. Take the Shore Drive Recreational Trail Survey

Frank Butler Park East Temporary Closure for Park Improvements – Frank Butler Park East, including the beach walkover, horseback riding beach access, and the parking lot, will be closed for park improvements beginning Monday, February 1. Phase one improvements will include additional parking spaces, parking lot surface improvements, beach walkover improvements, and new landscaping. The park and all beach access is scheduled to reopen in March. Phase two of the improvement project, scheduled for a date to be confirmed, will include renovating the bathrooms, adding ADA parking spaces, and constructing sidewalks. For more information on this project, please call Beach Services at 904.209.0331.

Beach Passes

2021 Annual Beach Driving Passes – St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes: $100, accessible passes: $40. In addition, all 2020 annual beach driving passes have been extended through the 2021 beach season. If you purchased a 2020 pass, please retain your sticker, as they cannot be replaced and will require a purchase of a new pass. 2021 Beach Driving Passes

Youth Sports & Activities

For details about the following programs, please visit our Youth Activities page.

Student Open Gym @ Solomon Calhoun Center Cancelled until Further Notice due to St. Johns County's COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Students, bring your friends and play some ball during our open gym hours at the Solomon Calhoun Center. This program is free, but you must bring your own basketball and sign in upon arrival.

Afterschool Programs

For details about the following programs, please visit our After School Programs page.

Elementary Enrichment & Middle School After School Programs – November 2 through January 25, Monday through Friday, at the Ketterlinus Gymnasium.

Collier-Blocker Student Enrichment Program – Monday through Friday, during the school year at the Collier-Blocker Center

Adult Sports and Activities

For details about the following programs, please visit our Adult Sports and Activities page.

Adult Yoga – Join us during our eight-week yoga sessions from 6 - 7 p.m., January 5 through February 25 at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center. Each session is $25 and space is limited to 30 participants. Comfortable exercise attire and tennis shoes or grip socks are required and we encourage you bring a water bottle, yoga mat, and a towel to each class. To register or for more information, including COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, visit Adult Yoga Registration.

Adult Open Gym – Cancelled until Further Notice due to St. Johns County's COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Beat the heat and play some ball with friends during our Adult open gym hours at the Solomon Calhoun Center. This program is free, but you must bring your own basketball and sign in upon arrival. To comply with CDC guidelines and State of Florida executive orders, capacity and availability will be limited to a first come, first served basis.

Nature & Environmental Programs

For more details including Fees and Registration; please visit our County Naturalist page.

904 Naturalist Workshop: Exploring the Circle of Place – January 6, 13, 27 | Solomon Calhoun Community Center. Learn about connecting with our local wilderness. This program takes place in the classroom and in the field.

Trout Creek Kayak Trips January 24 | Trout Creek Park. Explore with St. Johns County Park Naturalists and learn about the unique history and diverse wildlife of this area.

Porch Talks in Historical Switzerland Florida January 23 | Alpine Groves Park. Join us to learn about the historical richness of Northwest St. Johns County.

St. Johns Golf Club

For more details, please visit  www.sjgc.com

St. Johns Golf Club Receives Five North Florida Chapter PGA Awards – The Northern Chapter of the North Florida Section PGA (NFPGA) recently recognized the St. Johns Golf Club with several prominent awards during their annual awards meeting in January. St. Johns County received five of the organization's seventeen regional awards. St. Johns Golf Club Receives Five North Florida Chapter PGA Awards

Late Risers Bar and Grille Clubhouse Restaurant Opens at St. Johns Golf Club Late Risers Bar & Grille, a chef-owned restaurant with a scratch-prepared menu featuring hot, cold, and grab-and-go items offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as welll as a full bar. Beverage cart service will be available on the course from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. For more information, visit www.laterisersfoodtruck.com, or www.facebook.com/laterisersbarandgrille.

Facilities

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.

 

Project Updates

We thank residents and visitors for their patience as we work to improve our parks and facilities for St. Johns County residents and visitors. For more information, call (904) 209-0333.

Floating Dock at Usina Boat Ramp – The floating dock at Usina Boat Ramp is currently closed due to Hurricane damage and is expected to be reopened in Winter 2020. 

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

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.

Contact

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.

After Hours Emergency Parks & Facilities Maintenance Contact: (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.


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