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Welcome to SJC Parks & Rec!

The St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department is a thriving local park system. Residents and visitors enjoy a sense of community, an appreciation of history, and a respect for nature. Register for our Programs and keep up with the latest Community Newsletter sent right to your inbox.

News & Announcements

Douglas C. Crane Boat Ramp to Temporarily Close – St. Johns County Public Works will temporarily close the Douglas C. Crane Boat Ramp for improvements beginning Oct. 3, 2022. The boat ramp will reopen in Spring 2023, weather permitting. Boat Ramp Closure Project Information

paved walking trailShore Drive Trail Project Community Survey

The Shore Drive Trail Project is a County initiative to provide residents a safe way to travel along the Shore Drive Waterfront Park by creating a 3.25-mile, multi-use paved trail. Help us perfect it by taking the Shore Drive Trail Project Community Survey. Learn more about the Shore Drive Trail Project.


August Nature ProgramsNature Programs

Escape and experience the natural side of St. Johns County with Parks & Rec Naturalists Kelly Ussia and Will Pate. Their knowledge and experience will guide you on an amazing adventure to some of the most beautiful places in St. Johns County. Visit our catalog of Nature Programs.


Facility SpotlightFacility Spotlight – Solomon Calhoun Center

There are plenty of ways to stay in shape at the Solomon Calhoun Center with outdoor and indoor exercise programs and activities that are starting up this fall. We will help you stay motivated with your fall fitness goals! Check out our Solomon Calhoun Center Fitness Programs.


Parks & Recreation 50th AnniversaryParks & Recreation 50th Anniversary

Thank you for helping us celebrate our 50th Anniversary! Your presence and support are truly appreciated!




Aberdeen ParkParks & Recreation Playground at Aberdeen Park

The new all-inclusive playground expansion is customized with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) play; it includes an all-inclusive whirl, ADA swings, a sensory dome, musical pieces, and cantata chimes for sound. The play areas are wheelchair-accessible, with wide paths and ramps. The playground is surrounded by mature trees and offers shaded areas and a pavilion nearby. Children of all abilities can experience endless creative play through motion, sensory, and socialization that encourages everyone to come together. Aberdeen Park Playground is located at 1401 Shetland Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259.

St. Johns Golf ClubSt. 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.

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 or visit


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St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes – St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and handicap passes are $40. Beach Passes


After Hours Emergency Maintenance Contact – In our continuing effort to provide you with safe and well maintained Parks and Recreation facilities, we are offering an after hours emergency maintenance number (904) 814-3275. A maintenance staff person will be available to take your call and assist you after normal weekday operating hours and on the weekend.

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.

After Hours Parks Facility Maintenance Phone Line – St. Johns County Parks and Recreation offers an after-hours maintenance phone line for facility emergencies only. Please call 904-814-3275 for emergencies related to electrical, utility, or other maintenance-related services. For all other emergencies regarding safety or medical needs, please call 9-1-1. For general questions, please contact the Parks and Recreation office during regular business hours at (904) 209-0333 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

SJC Parks and Recreation – Where everybody plays.