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Beach Volleyball Open Court Dates – Serve, set, spike! It’s that time of year again for open court dates for Beach Volleyball the week of March 25 — giving players ages 18 and up the chance to practice, form teams, and register for the league. Co-ed doubles will play on Monday nights (Open Court: Monday, March 25), Women’s teams will play Tuesday nights (Open Court: Tuesday, March 26), and Co-ed fours will play Thursday nights (Open Court: Thursday, March 28). Open Court hours will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Beach Pier Volleyball Courts. Registration for the eight-week league will be $50 per player. If you are unable to attend open courts, contact Ashley Brown at or 904-209-0379 for a registration form prior to Open Courts.

Vilano Landing Parking Lot Closures – Portions of the Vilano Landing Boat Ramp parking lot will be closed March 26 through March 29 for improvements. The public will have access to the lot throughout the project. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience. For more information, please call Sydney Lindblad at 904.209.0344.

St. Johns County Golf Course Master Plan Community Meeting – St. Johns County is hosting a community meeting in conjunction with McGarvey Residential Communities to provide an update regarding the timeline of the proposed St. Johns Golf Club Master Plan at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28 at the St. Johns Golf Club, 4900 Cypress Links Blvd. The meeting will allow residents an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback regarding the proposed Master Plan. For more information, please call 904.209.0322 or email

2019 Super Summer Camps! The Super Summer Camps are for children ages 5-12 (only five year olds that have completed kindergarten by the start of camp are eligible) and held at six locations in St. Johns County. Camps emphasize outdoor activities and are staffed by experienced, motivated leaders from within our community. Campers get to participate in a variety of activities including field trips, arts & crafts, and swimming. Registration is now closed. 2019 Summer Camps

Exploration Summer Camp! Join our Park Naturalists for a weeklong Exploration Camp where children will get the opportunity to explore the natural world around us while expanding their understanding of our local ecosystems, sustainability, and how to collect and analyze data like a scientist. There will be two sessions: July 29-August 2 for ages 5-8 (completed kindergarten) and August 5-9 for ages 9-12 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Ketterlinus Gym, 60 Orange Street, St. Augustine. The cost is $150 per camper per week. For more info or to register, contact Kelly Ussia at or 904-209-0335.

Movie in the Park – Saturday, March 30, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the football field next to the Solomon Calhoun Center, 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine. Bring the entire family for a viewing of Disney's "Ralph Breaks the Internet" with snacks and drinks available for purchase. This program is FREE. Movie in the Park Details. For more info, contact Stephanie Taylor at sntaylor@sjcfl.usor 904-669-6612.

Community Easter Egg Hunts Grab your bonnets and baskets for our annual community Easter Egg Hunts spread throughout the county. Easter Egg Hunts will be Thursday, April 18 at Veterans Park and Palencia Park and Saturday, April 20 at Treaty Park and Al Wilke Park. Pictures with the Easter Bunny begin at 10:30 a.m. and Easter Egg Hunts begin at 11:00 a.m. FREE and for ages 8 and younger. Easter Egg Hunts Details. For more info, contact Stephanie Taylor at or 904-669-6612.

Explore St. Johns County – Join the County Naturalists for programs highlighting our unique history and beautiful environment. Programs may include: an Owl Prowls, Dolphin Walks, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Kayak Trips and more.To see this month's programs, visit the County Naturalist page.


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

Butler Park West and Boat Ramp Closed for Dredging Project – Butler Park West and the Butler Park boat ramp will be closed until further notice. The site is needed for use as a staging area for the Treasure Beach Canal system dredging project. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during the closure. For more information, please call 904.209.0414.

Trout Creek Park Playground Closure – The playground is closed until further notice due to necessary repairs. The playground will remain closed until assessments and repairs have been completed.

Hastings Tot Lot is currently closed.

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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