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St. Johns County and St. Augustine Glory host Youth Basketball Clinic – St. Johns County is partnering with newly-established American Basketball Association team St. Augustine Glory to offer a basketball clinic and an open practice to County youth ages 8 to 14 at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center, 1300 Duval Street. Participants will learn basketball skills and team-building abilities from St. Augustine Glory players, attend a team practice immediately following the clinic, and receive a free ticket to the December 9 St. Augustine Glory game.

A clinic for players 8 to 11 years old will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and a clinic for players 12 to 14 years old will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on December 8. The fee to attend the clinic is $20 per child. Early registration is encouraged, as clinics are limited to 30 participants per division. Registration forms are available at and can be emailed to, or mailed or hand-delivered to St. Johns County Parks and Recreation, 2175 Mizell Road, St. Augustine, 32080. For more information, please call 904.209.0377.

Winter Wonderland – Celebrate the holidays with fun activities at the Solomon Calhoun pool! Bring the family to enjoy snowman relay races, scavenger hunt, decorate cookies and hot cocoa bar, and fun holiday crafts. Santa will be making an appearance to enjoy the festivities and celebrate the holiday. Saturday, December 16 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. For more information, please call 904.471.9622 or 904.824.6770. Winter Wonderland

Walk the (Wrack) Line
When: Tuesday, November 14 & Saturday, November 18
Where: Vilano Beach, 2750 Anahma Dr., Vilano, FL 32084
Time: Tuesday 10am-11:30am, Saturday 1pm-2:30pm
Details: Ever wonder what is in the wrack line that washes up on the beach? Now is your chance to learn. Join County Naturalist Kelly Ussia to explore the wrack line and identify the amazing things that end up there. Participants will get to walk the beach and comb through the wrack line to learn about the importance of the wrack line, creatures that utilize the wrack line, and objects that often end up there.
More Information or to Register: Please contact Kelly Ussia (904) 209-0335 or When setting up a reservation please include a phone number, email address, and number in your party.

Children's Shorebird Nesting Program
When: Sunday, November 19
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: Nease Beachfront Park, 3171 Coastal Highway, Vilano, FL 32084
Details: St. Johns County Parks and Recreation has partnered with the St. Johns County Audubon to offer a FREE Children’s Shorebird Nesting Program. This program is for children third grade and up. Participants will learn about the unique birds that nest along our beaches. In addition, children will participate in activities that mirror what the real bird biologists do to protect our local nesting sites.
More Information or to Register: Please contact Kelly Ussia (904) 209-0335 or When setting up a reservation please include a phone number, e-mail address, and number of children in your party.

Owl Prowl
When and Where:

  • Tuesday, November 7 & Monday, November 20
    Alpine Groves Park, 2060 SR 13, St. Johns
  • Wednesday, November 8 & Tuesday, November 21
    Canopy Shores, 814 Christina Dr., St. Augustine
  • Thursday, November 9 & Wednesday, November 22
    Vaill Point Park, 630 Vaill Point Rd., St. Augustine

Time: 5:30pm
Details: Participate in a unique opportunity to explore a county park after dark with our County Naturalist. Those who attend will learn about the creatures of the night, including the resident owls. Sign up today for this FREE guided walk.
More Information or to Register: Please contact AyoLane Halusky (904) 209-0348 or When setting up a reservation please include a phone number, e-mail address, and number in your party.

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.

Everyone Can Conserve: A GTM and SJC Family Conservation Night
When: Wednesday, December 6
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: THE PLAYERS Community Center, 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra, FL 320802
Details: St. Johns County Parks and Recreation has partnered with GTM Research Reserve to offer a unique family oriented program. Join us for a fun night all about wacky weather! Florida experiences all types of weather conditions including hurricanes. Bring your family and learn all about the weather that impacts our area, what you can do to be prepared, and participate in hands on weather related activities.
More Information / Registration: To register please click here. For more information, please contact Kelly Ussia at 904-209-0335 or

Parks & Facility Announcements

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:

Flagler Estates Park & Basketball Courts

Riverdale Park East and West are closed.

Trout Creek Boat Ramp - Limited access due to river cleanup.

W. E. Harris Community Center Pre-School Playground

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.

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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