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News, Announcements & Programming

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

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St. Johns County Vilano Beach Oceanfront Park Public Survey – St. Johns County Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Flagler College, is encouraging residents and visitors to participate in a survey regarding Vilano Beach Oceanfront Park. Available through December 2, the survey will be used to determine key site improvements for the park by asking how it is currently utilized and what residents and visitors would like to see in the future. For more information, please contact 904.209.0335. Participate in theV ilano Beach Oceanfront Park Public survey.

Youth Sports & Activities

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

Phone Calls from Santa
We've teamed up with the North Pole Telephone Company to bring you Phone Calls from Santa! Parents with children eight years of age or younger who reside in St. Johns County may sign their kids up to receive a special call from Santa Claus. Please note, each child in a household must be registered separately. Pick your day for more details and registration:

Winter Break Camp
Parents, sign your kids up for a week of fun with the Parks and Recreation staff at the Ketterlinus Gym! From 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on December 28 through 31, kids grades Kindergarten through eighth will spend the day playing games, participating in hands-on activities, and visiting the playground (weather permitted). Please note, snacks and lunch will not be provided. For more information, including cost and COVID-19 guidelines, please contact Ashley Brown at abrown@sjcfl.us or call 904.209.0379. Winter Break Camp Registration.

Youth Basketball Clinics
October 21 through December 16 @ Ketterlinus Gym
Join our seven-week fall/winter developmental clinic for kids in grades kindergarten through eight that is designed to enhance player skills prior to the Youth Basketball League beginning in March.

Student Open Gym @ Solomon Calhoun Center
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 Indoor Volleyball League
Join the Fall Adult Volleyball League! This league plays from 6 - 9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday from November 10 to January 14, excluding holidays, in the Ketterlinus Gym. For more information, including cost, sign-up requirements, and COVID-19 restrictions, Adult Volleyball Details.

Adult Yoga @ Solomon Calhoun Center
Are you looking to strengthen your core and increase your flexibility? Join us during our eight week yoga sessions. Each session is $25 and space is limited to 30 participants. Exercise space will be marked off to comply with CDC guidelines.

Open Gym @ Solomon Calhoun Center
Beat the heat and play some ball with friends during our open gym hours. There's no fee, 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 first come, first served.

Nature & Environmental Programs

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

Sunset Strolls
Ongoing dates at various local parks.
Join Park Naturalist AyoLane Halusky and learn about the different flora and fauna found at St. Johns County's parks while enjoying the sunset. Bring your questions and journals to record your findings. This program is free and open to all ages. Registration required.

Owl Prowls
Canopy Shores Park: November 21
Join us to learn these fascinating creatures of the night and explore the park at sunset in search of our resident owls. This program is free and open to all ages and registration is required.

St. Johns Golf Club

For more details, please visit  www.sjgc.com

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.


SJC Parks and Recreation – Where everybody plays.