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Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park Update – The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners voted today to review the current agreement regarding the use of Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park for construction activity to identify a means in which to provide additional public access for the duration of the project. In response, St. Johns County Administration is exploring options that will open the park while also preserving public safety and minimizing pedestrian beach traffic intermingling with construction activity. As a safe solution may take a few days to identify and implement, please continue to visit www.sjcfl.us and St. Johns County social media for updates. For additional information regarding this project, please call 904.209.0322.

Phone Calls From Santa – We have partnered with The North Pole Telephone Company for our annual "Phone Calls from Santa" from December 10th through 12th. Parents with children under the age of eight (8) that live in St. Johns County can sign up to have Santa call their child at home this holiday season. Download the phone call request form or you can stop in the Recreation Department's main office located at 2175 Mizell Road, St. Augustine to fill one out. Please email or fax completed forms to abrown@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0321. Calls will be made December 10th, 11th, and 12th between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Don't delay! Santa is busy checking his list, so make sure your form is in before 5:00 p.m. on December 6th, 2019. This program is FREE! For more information, please contact Ashley Brown at 904.209.0379.

Nocatee Landing and Nocatee Landing Paddle Launch Now Open – Parks and Recreation has announced that Nocatee Landing and Nocatee Landing Paddle Launch are now open to the public. Nocatee Landing features an open-air pavilion with breathtaking views of the river, bike racks, ample parking, and solar-powered public restrooms as well as a non-motorized water vehicle launch for canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards with access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Nocatee Landing & Paddle Launch Open

New Playground Coming to Armstrong Park – The playground at Armstrong Park, 4950 Harvey Ave., Elkton, is in need of an update and as part of the process, the existing playground will be removed from the park within the week. St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department is working on having a replacement playground installed Fall 2019. The project will be funded through the St. Johns County Deferred Maintenance Program supported by your County Commissioners. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during the closure. For more information, please call 904-209-0333.

Explore St. Johns County – Join the County Naturalists for programs highlighting our unique history and beautiful environment. Programs may include: an Owl Prowls, Dolphin Walks, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Kayak Trips and more.To see this month's programs, visit the County Naturalist page.

 

Floating Dock at Usina Boat Ramp Temporary Closure – The floating dock at Usina Boat Ramp is currently closed due to Hurricane Dorian damage and is expected to be replaced and reopened in Winter 2020. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during the temporary closure. For more information, call 904-209-0333.

Ron Parker Park Tennis Courts Temporary Closure –  Ron Parker Park Pickleball, Paddle Tennis, and Tennis Courts are currently undergoing renovations including resurfacing and new fences and nets. The project will be funded through the St. Johns County Deferred Maintenance Program supported by your County Commissioners. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during the closure. For more information, call 904-209-0333.

Butler Park West and Boat Ramp Remains Closed for Dredging Project –  Butler Park West and the Butler Park boat ramp's opening time frame is to be determined. The site is needed for use as a staging area for the Treasure Beach Canal system dredging project. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during the closure. For more information, please call 904.209.0414.

St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop Update – Progress on the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop regional trail continues in St. Johns County with the recent ribbon cutting in Hastings and opening of the Cora C. Harrison Trailhead connecting 14 miles of paved, shared-use path. An evolving 260-mile, multi-use trail, will span from the St. Johns River to the Atlantic Ocean once complete. An FDOT Planning Study is currently underway and a community workshop will be hosted this summer. For more information, please contact Rodney Cooper, SJC Traffic Engineer and Project Manager, at 904.209.0111 or rcooper@sjcfl.us. St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop Press Release  |  SJR2S FAQs  |  SJR2S Map

St. Johns County Golf Course Master Plan Update – The St. Johns Golf Club, is currently in the process of a potential Master Plan update that would include repairing, replacing, and updating various aspects of the golf course. St. Johns County Golf Course Master Plan Update

Hastings Tot Lot is currently closed.

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.


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