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Shands Fishing Pier Closure –  The Shands Fishing Pier, 10000 Shands Pier Road, will be closed July 18 - October 1, 2018 for maintenance and repairs to the decking and handrails. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during the construction period. For more information, please call 904.209.0417 or email

Vilano Boat Ramp Floating Dock Repaired and Open to the Public – Temporary repairs to the floating dock at the Vilano Boat Ramp are complete and boaters now have safe and improved access to their vessels. The dock will be permanently repaired and open in February 2019. St. Johns County thanks residents and visitors for their patience during the improvements and repairs. Please call 904.209.0382 or email for additional information.

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 Golf Club Master Plan –  County Commissioners approved Phase III of a Master Plan and Architectural redesign project for the St. Johns Golf Club. The final initiative will include recommendations regarding drainage, irrigation, an updated course design, and a land plan for potential infill residential units. For more information, please view the Master Plan presentation or call 904.209.0322

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.

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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.

SJC Parks and Recreation – Where everybody plays.