Parks & Recreation
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Beach Driving Restored on St. Johns County Beaches – Beach driving has been restored on all St. Johns County Beaches where previously allowed. Beach ramps may be closed periodically based on tide or sand conditions, and two wheel drive access may not be available at all ramps. For the most up to date information regarding these driving limitations, please utilize the Reach the Beach mobile app, or follow @SJCBeaches on Facebook or Twitter.
Nocatee Landing and Nocatee Landing Paddle Launch Now Open – Parks and Recreation has announced that Nocatee Landing and Nocatee Landing Paddle Launch are now open to the public. Nocatee Landing features an open-air pavilion with breathtaking views of the river, bike racks, ample parking, and solar-powered public restrooms as well as a non-motorized water vehicle launch for canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards with access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Nocatee Landing & Paddle Launch Open
New Playground Coming to Armstrong Park – The playground at Armstrong Park, 4950 Harvey Ave., Elkton, is in need of an update and as part of the process, the existing playground will be removed from the park within the week. St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department is working on having a replacement playground installed Fall 2019. The project will be funded through the St. Johns County Deferred Maintenance Program supported by your County Commissioners. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during the closure. For more information, please call 904-209-0333.
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.
Butler Park West and Boat Ramp Remains Closed for Dredging Project – Butler Park West and the Butler Park boat ramp is expected to re-open on October 14, 2019. The site is needed for use as a staging area for the Treasure Beach Canal system dredging project. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during the closure. For more information, please call 904.209.0414.
St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop Update – Progress on the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop regional trail continues in St. Johns County with the recent ribbon cutting in Hastings and opening of the Cora C. Harrison Trailhead connecting 14 miles of paved, shared-use path. An evolving 260-mile, multi-use trail, will span from the St. Johns River to the Atlantic Ocean once complete. An FDOT Planning Study is currently underway and a community workshop will be hosted this summer. For more information, please contact Rodney Cooper, SJC Traffic Engineer and Project Manager, at 904.209.0111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop Press Release | SJR2S FAQs | SJR2S Map
St. Johns County Golf Course Master Plan Update – The St. Johns Golf Club, is currently in the process of a potential Master Plan update that would include repairing, replacing, and updating various aspects of the golf course. St. Johns County Golf Course Master Plan Update
Hastings Tot Lot is currently closed.
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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