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Vilano Beach Closed to Vehicles – Effective Monday, August 29, Vilano Beach is closed to vehicular access for the immediate future due to increased erosion, rising surf, unusually high tides, and current and projected significant weather events impacting the coast this week. Vilano Beach remains open to pedestrian traffic, and Porpoise Point Beach remains accessible to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Are you ready for youth basketball clinics? For basketball enthusiasts looking to play as much ball as possible; have no worries we are offering the opportunity for athletes to participate in basketball this fall with 8 week developmental clinics designed to enhance player's skills prior to our youth basketball league held in March! We have former Flagler College basketball players instructing these 8 week clinics. Registration begins September 5, 2016. Youth Basketball Clinics

Free Guided Kayak Trips Parks and Recreation is hosting a guided kayak trip on Moultrie Creek on September 16 at 8:30am, and September 17 and 18 at 9:00am. This trip will leave from the Moultrie Creek Boat Ramp, 4805 Shore Drive, St. Augustine. This trip will travel up Moultrie Creek and will give participants a great view of Vaill Point Park. Vaill Point Park is a Florida Communities Trust park, which allows us to offer this great trip for FREE! Seats are limited.To RSVP for a seat, or for more information, please contact Kelly Ussia at 904.209.0335 or When setting up a reservation please include a phone number, email address, date of the trip you would like to attend, and if you would like to use a county kayak.

Owl Prowl – Join the County Naturalist for an exciting new guided walk on Friday October 14 at Canopy Shores Park, 804 Christina Drive St. Augustine. The walk begins at 7:30pm. Participants will get to learn about the creatures of the night, including the resident owls. Those who wish to attend should dress for the weather and bring a flashlight, bug spray, and water. For more information please contact AyoLane Halusky at 904-209-0348 or email him at   

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!

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Parks and Recreation E-newsletter – Our monthly newsletter keeps you up 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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