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Parks and Recreation Facilities Closed Due to Hurricane Irma – The following St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Facilities are closed pending inspections due to Hurricane Irma. Within parks that are open, there may be areas that are closed due to safety concerns:

  • Alpine Groves Park
  • Bird Island Park
  • Canopy Park
  • Ketterlinus Gym
  • Nease Beachfront Park
  • Palmo Dock
  • Riverdale Picnic Area
  • Shands Pier
  • Solomon Calhoun Center
  • St. John's County Ocean and Fishing Pier
  • Vaill Park

Solomon Calhoun Community Pool 2017 Fall Schedule – The Solomon Calhoun Community Pool, 1300 Duval St., has released the 2017 Fall Pool Schedule for lap swimming, water aerobics, family swimming, swim lessons, and swim teams. For fees, rental inquiries, or information on swim lessons sponsored by the YMCA, please visit Solomon Calhoun Page or call 904.209.0395.

Sunset Dolphin Walk
When: Wednesday, September 20, Thursday, September 21, & Friday, September 22
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Vilano Beach, 2750 Anahma Dr., Vilano
Details: St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is excited to announce that we have partnered with Marineland Dolphin Adventure to offer a FREE beach walk! Staff will guide participants on a beach walk while looking for dolphins and enjoying the sunset over the city of St. Augustine. During the walk, you will get to learn all about dolphin anatomy and behavior, as well as other marine species.
More Information and Registration: Please contact Kelly Ussia at (904) 209-0335 or When setting up a reservation please include a phone number, email address, and the number in your party.

Facility Announcements

Butler Boat Ramp Closed Due to Improvement Project – Butler Boat Ramp is closed through July 30 due to a dredging project that will improve navigability to the ramp. We would like to thank everyone for their patience as staff works to improve this public facility. For more information, please call 904.209.0193.

Ketterlinus Gym Closed Due to storm damages caused by Hurricane Matthew, the Ketterlinus Gym remains closed to the public. A reopening date has yet to be determined.

Flagler Estates Park Basketball Court Maintenance The basketball courts at Flagler Estates Park are closed for renovations, a re-opening date has not yet been determined. Please contact Phyllis Thorpe with St. Johns County Construction Services at 904.209.0193 or for additional information.

East end of Pope Road – Temporarily closed due to damages to sidewalk , parking slab, and drainage system. Reopening date is to be determined.

Stay Up to Date

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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