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Be in the know about what's happening in our parks with our Parks and Recreation Newsletter.

St. Johns County Commissioners Take Steps to Address Nor’easter Damage – The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is taking steps to address the damage caused by the recent nor’easter. During the November 16, 2021 regular meeting, the board of county commissioners unanimously voted to approve $120,000 to repair the South Ponte Vedra Beach Park dune walkover and pavilion. “The nor’easter made the walkover and the pavilion in South Ponte Vedra Beach unusable for public access,” said Ryan Kane, Director of St. Johns County Parks & Recreation. “The funding approved today will help us restore this public amenity for all to enjoy.”

Additionally, county commissioners voted to authorize the Emergency Temporary Coastal Armoring Property Owner Permit Application Package under Florida statute. Following a coastal storm event, authorizing this statute allows eligible property owners to apply for temporary emergency structure permits. Applications need to be submitted within 30 days from the initial coastal event. Properties built after March 17, 1985, are not eligible. Complete List of Eligibility Requirements

Beaches

Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Park to Open for Thanksgiving Holiday – Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park and parking lot will be open from 6 a.m. on Saturday, November 20, through 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, for pedestrian beach access over the Thanksgiving holiday. After November 28, Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park will return to being closed Monday through Friday to allow crews to resume work on the FEMA Dune Enhancement Project. Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park will remain accessible on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, please visit the FEMA Dune Enhancement Project.

Fort Matanzas Beach Access Ramp and Parking Lot Reopen – The FEMA dune enhancement project adjacent to the Fort Matanzas beach access ramp is complete. The Fort Matanzas beach access ramp and parking lot have reopened for public use. Beach driving conditions remain tide-dependent, and visitors are encouraged to check the Reach the Beach mobile app or follow @SJCBeaches on Facebook or Twitter for daily driving updates.

Youth Sports & Activities

For details about the following programs, please visit our Youth Activities page.

Summer Exploration Camps – Looking for an opportunity to that will allow your children a chance to explore the outdoors and gain valuable educational experience? Campers will explore our local ecosystems, study native wildlife, and attend a variety of field trips.

Adult Sports and Activities

For details about the programs, please visit our Adult Sports and Activities page.

St. Johns Golf Club

For more details, please visit  www.sjgc.com

St. Johns Golf Club Receives Five North Florida Chapter PGA Awards – The Northern Chapter of the North Florida Section PGA (NFPGA) recently recognized the St. Johns Golf Club with several prominent awards during their annual awards meeting in January. St. Johns County received five of the organization's seventeen regional awards. St. Johns Golf Club Receives Five North Florida Chapter PGA Awards

Facilities

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.

Project Updates

Portion of Vilano Landing Parking Lot Temporarily Closed – The southwestern portion of the parking lot at Vilano Landing, 101 Vilano Causeway, is closed due to a dredging project in the Vilano basin and is anticipated to reopen in winter 2021. The dredging will remove an estimated 5,700 cubic yards of material from the basin and will improve boaters’ ingress and egress to the Intracoastal Waterway. The boat ramp will remain open to the public for the duration of the project, and ramp users are encouraged to exercise caution when using the facility. For more information, please call 904.209.0341.

St. 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.

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.

Contact

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 Emergency Parks & Facilities Maintenance Contact: (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.


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