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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.

Community Happenings

Parks & Recreation 50th AnniversarySt. Johns County Parks & Recreation Invites the Community to Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary

May 23, 2022 - Today marks 50 days until the 50th anniversary of St. Johns County Parks & Recreation. To celebrate this milestone, Parks & Rec will host several community-wide events throughout the summer. This momentous occasion is also marked by the unveiling of a special 50th-anniversary logo that will be featured at all the celebrations. The events are free and open to the public. The family-friendly events will include opportunities to learn about the history of Parks & Rec, discover new parks and playgrounds, and check out new programs hosted by the department.

50th Anniversary Events

Popsicles & Playgrounds

June 8
Canopy Shores at 10 a.m.

June 15
Aberdeen at 10 a.m.

June 22
Palencia at 6 p.m.

June 29
Trout Creek at 6 p.m.

Birthday Splash Bash

July 9
Calhoun Pool, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Family Wedge Clinic

July 13
Treaty Park , 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Porch Talk

July 16
Alpine Groves, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Beginner Disc Golf Clinic

July 16
SJC Fairgrounds, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Check back for more events coming soon! To connect with us, follow us on Facebook and Instagram @sjcparksandrec.

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


St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes on Sale Now! 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.