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COVID-19 UPDATES: For Information regarding St. Johns County's response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including closures, cancellations, and access to facilities please visit our St. Johns County Corona Virus (COVID-19) Response site.

St. Johns County Recreational Facility Closures and Programming Cancellations
– In the interest of public safety and in an effort to minimize the impact of COVID-19 within our community, the following St. Johns County recreational facilities and programs are closed to the public, or have been cancelled: All beaches, recreational facilities, recreational programming, recreational events, and all permitted events, including organized youth and adult sports, on St. Johns County property. The St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier Gift Shop and all permitted events on associated County property, including the parking lot, volleyball courts, and the pier pavilion. All events scheduled to occur at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds. All events scheduled to occur at the St. Johns Golf Club. The St. Johns Golf Club, parks, open green spaces, and trails remain open. For more information, please call 904.209.0333.

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Visit our new Online Reservation System for paddle tennis, Pickleball, tennis courts and pavilion rentals.

Check Out the Latest Youth Activities!   SJC Youth Activities

Check Out the Latest Adult Sports Activities!   SJC Adult Sports Activities

Summer Camp Registration Closes March 13 @ 5 p.m.   Summer Camp Information

Community Easter Egg Hunts! Grab your bonnets and baskets and join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunts. Free and for ages 8 and younger. 10:00 a.m. pictures with the Easter Bunny and 11 a.m. Easter Egg Hunts! Thursday, April 9 Veterans Park, 1332 Veterans Pkwy, St.Johns, and Palencia Park, 405 Palencia Village Dr., St. Augustine. Saturday, April 11 Al Wilke Park, 6140 Main St., Hastings, and Treaty Park, 1595 Wildwood Dr., St. Augustine. For more information, contact Stephanie at / 904.669.6612.

Movies in the Park   SJC Parks and Recreation's Movies in the Park series will premier with UglyDolls at 7:30 p.m. on March 28 at Veterans Park, 1332 Veterans Pkwy, St. Johns. Bring blankets and chairs to relax on the lawn and watch this family-friendly movie underneath the stars. Movies begin at sunset, are free and open to the public. Concessions will be available. Picnic baskets are welcome, however glass containers are prohibited. For more information, please call at 904.209.0381 or email

Adult Yoga Are you looking to strengthen and increase your flexibility all while getting into shape? We are now offering eight week yoga sessions at $25 per session. Space is limited to 20 participants per session. Two free classes will be offered on March 24 and 26. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 31 through May 26 at the Solomon Calhoun Center. Adult Yoga Classes

Beach Toll Booths Open March 1 Toll booths will be open at beach driving access points from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beach driving passes will be for sale. Daily passes are available to purchase at the booths for $10, $5 for handicapped and active military. Annual passes are $50 for residents, $100 for non-residents, $40 for handicapped, and free with identification for disabled veterans. Lifeguards begin limited patrols in March, with full coverage beginning Memorial Day Weekend. For more information, please call 904.209.0752.

New Registration System for Parks & Recreation  – We are excited to announce the launch of our new registration system, CivicRec. For a majority of our programs and events, you will be able to register through this system as well as reserve pavilions and other amenities. This system is designed to streamline registrations and reservations as well as allow users to pay online. For questions and other info, contact Jamie Baccari at or 904.209.0377.

Explore St. Johns County – Join the County Naturalists for programs highlighting our unique history and beautiful environment. Programs include: an Owl Prowls, Sustainable Living, Native Landscaping: Rain Gardens, Guided Kayak Trips and more. To see this month's programs, visit the County Naturalist page.


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.

Fort Matanzas Beach Ramp Reconstruction – Reconstruction of the Fort Matanzas Beach Ramp is scheduled to be complete in May. The ramp was damaged during Hurricane Matthew, ceasing all vehicular access. The parking lot and pedestrian access to the beach will be restricted for the duration of the construction project. For more information, call 904.209.0341.

Ocean and Fishing Pier Closure – The St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier will be closed through May 2020 for repairs. Check out the SJC Ocean and Fishing Pier page for closure details.

New Playground Coming to Armstrong Park St. Johns County thanks residents and visitors for their patience during the closure.

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.

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.

SJC Parks and Recreation – Where everybody plays.