Youth Activities

St. Johns County Recreation Youth Activities

Jamie Baccari
Youth Program Coordinator

P: (904) 209-0377


Youth Basketball New and Improved League and Clinics Our youth basketball program has been given a complete overhaul! We are introducing basketball clinics during the winter season so athletes can practice their skills and learn new techniques to implement in the Spring 2016 Youth Basketball League. Program and registration information.

Free Hastings Football Clinics St. Johns County is offering free instructional football clinics in Hastings to teach fundamentals of the sport, including basic skills, sportsmanship, and team building. Clinics will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday from September 12 through October 17 at Al Wilke Park, 6150 S. Main St. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. each Saturday, and physicals are not required to sign up. The clinics are open to youth between the ages of 4 and 15, and a parent or guardian must be present to register their child. Each participant is asked to wear comfortable athletic wear and tennis shoes. For additional information, please call 904.209.0333. Flyer

Ketterlinus After School Program – Summer is over and we are gearing up for the upcoming school year! The Recreation & Parks Department will be registering for the 2015/2016 school year, Wednesday, August 5th, at Ketterlinus Gymnasium, 60 Orange Street (across from the elementary school) at 8:00 a.m. You must bring your Registration Form and a $34 deposit per child. Registration is first come, first served. If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Baccari at (904)209-0377. Program Fees & Deposits: After School Program is $646.00 for the year ($17.00 per week) with a $34.00 deposit (per child). Registration Form & Handbook.

Parks and Recreation E-newsletter – Stay updated on parks, local recreational activities, and events. This monthly newsletter delivers timely and informative stories about our parks, facilities, programming, athletics, and special events. It will also feature parks, beach access points, and unique recreational opportunities. Please complete the signup form to register. For additional information, please call 904.209.0346.

About the Youth Programs

Parks & Recreation is proud to offer youth programs in our community. If you are looking for a quality, affordable after school program, a youth basketball league, or a place for your high school student to get volunteer hours you've found it. We have some of the best programs in North Florida for children of all ages!


Field of Dreams – Located in NW St Johns county, this specially designed field gives mentally / physically disabled children the opportunity to wear a uniform and play baseball as a member of a team. Field of Dreams is a place where all our area's exceptional kids can meet on the field and play ball. What child does not dream of hearing the cheer of the crowd? What child does not dream of receiving a trophy? And what child does not dream of the opportunity to play America's favorite sport?  At the Field of Dreams their dreams really can come true. For more information, please visit

St. Johns County Parks & Recreation Department Youth Programs Give Back You can help our holiday food drives! For more information, please contact Jamie Baccari at (904) 209-0377.

Check out the video from Just TRI It! A Kids Triathlon

Just Tri It! is a combined event, hosted by St. Johns County Parks & Recreation,
the Children's Museum, and the YMCA of Florida's First Coast to put on this fun and challenging event at the Solomon Calhoun Center in West St. Augustine.

SJC Parks and Recreation – Where everybody plays