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Pokémon GO Challenge! St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is hosting a Pokémon GO Challenge from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 12 at Alpine Groves Park. Participants will be placed on one of three teams and will walk a 1.5-mile course to catch as many Pokémon as possible. Registration is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 17 and under, and will remain open until 8:30 a.m. on November 12. Pokémon GO Challenge

Mickler's Landing Beach Parking and Facilities Closed The Mickler’s Landing public parking area and all related facilities are closed due to the site being utilized as a staging area for equipment, containers, and debris associated with post- Hurricane Matthew cleanup. Contractors will work from Mickler’s South to the GTMNERR and Mickler’s North to the St. Johns County line. Heavy equipment will be present on the beach from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily until clean-up efforts are completed. All visitors are encouraged to exercise caution when visiting Mickler’s Beach. Mickler's Landing Beach Parking/Facilities Closed

Beaches Open to Vehicular Access between Ocean Trace Road and Dondanville Road – St. Johns County has reopened vehicular beach access between the Ocean Trace Road Ramp and the Dondanville Road Ramp. Vehicular access will be permitted from 8 a.m. through 7:30 p.m. daily. Drivers are reminded to follow the 10 mph speed limit, stay within the designated driving lane, and park on the west side of the driving lane. Beach Open between Ocean Trace and Dondanville

Basketball Clinic Regular schedules return on Wednesday, October 19.

Solomon Calhoun Community Center and Pool Temporarily Closed to Public The Solomon Calhoun Community Center and Pool, 1300 Duval Street, are currently closed to the public due to the center being utilized as a temporary shelter for displaced residents after Hurricane Matthew. Patrons who wish to swim laps during this time may visit the Ponte Vedra YMCA, 170 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach. For the Ponte Vedra YMCA pool hours, please call 904.543.9622.

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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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