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Just Tri It! Children ages 5-14 can join in the fun and JUST TRI IT! This is a non-competitive event giving everyone the chance to participate in a Triathlon. The first 250 children to pick up their race packets will get a Just Tri It! t-shirt and every child that completes the race will get a medal for their accomplishment! Early Registration Ends March 31! Race day is Sunday, May 15! Last day to register is Saturday, May 14, from 11 to 3 p.m. Just Tri It!

Free Guided Kayak Trips – St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting free guided kayak tours at Florida Community Trust Parks. This month we are launching from Alpine Groves Park, 2060 State Road 13 Switzerland at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 25, Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27. This trip will provide participants with the opportunity to spend the day exploring the east side of the St. Johns River, learning about the local history, and discovering the flora and fauna found along the bank of the river with St. Johns County Naturalist AyoLane Halusky. When we offer tours at our Florida Communities Trust Parks there will be no fee. Seats are limited. To RSVP for a seat, or for additional information, please call (904) 209-0335 or email me at

Are you ready for March Madness to take over Youth Basketball? A new and exciting brand of youth basketball is coming this March! The St. Johns County Parks and Recreation youth basketball league is a new and improved league for athletes ages 9-14 with games beginning March 5, 2016 and running through the end of May. Registration opens on January 11 and runs through February 13. Youth Basketball

Summer Camps 2016! The Parks & Recreation Department 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. Summer Camps

Solomon Calhoun Center Pool Closed Spring 2016 for Routine Maintenance – The Solomon Calhoun Center swimming pool will be closed January 11 through April 30, 2016 for routine repairs and resurfacing maintenance. All scheduled programs and classes have been cancelled during the closure. Thank you for your patience during this time of progress. Please contact the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department at 904.209.0395 or for additional information.

Beluthahatchee Park Tours – Beluthahatchee Park is designated as the only National Literary Landmark honoring two writers: Stetson Kennedy and Woody Guthrie. Tours of Beluthahatchee Park, will follow the River Blessing from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 30. Beluthahatchee Park Tours.

On-Beach Parking Passes On Sale – $30 for St. Johns County residents and $40 for non-residents. Prices increase March 2, 2016. Handicap passes are $20, and disabled veterans are eligible for a free pass. Parking Passes Pre-Season Sale.

Beach Access Updates Get access updates with our automated information line (904) 209-0331, Reach the Beach Mobile Website or on Twitter & Facebook

Need a venue for your special event? St. Johns County has beachfront and park pavilions suitable for everything from weddings to family reunions. Make your reservation today!

Stay Up to Date

Parks and Recreation E-newsletter – Our monthly newsletter keeps you iup to date on St. Johns County recreational facilities and programming, youth and adult athletics, and special events. In addition, you'll get information about parks, beach access points, and unique recreational opportunities that allow subscribers to discover St. Johns County and enjoy a quality of life that is second to none. Please complete the signup form to register. For additional information, please call 904.209.0346.

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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