Parks & Recreation
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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.
News & Announcements
Check out the November Parks & Rec Newsletter!
Annual Beach Driving Passes On Sale Dec. 5 – St. Johns County annual beach driving passes go on sale Monday, Dec. 5. St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and ADA-accessible passes are $40. Passes will be available at several locations. For more information, visit the Beach Driving Passes page.
St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier Post Nicole Update – The St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier facilities including the parking lot, pavilion, volleyball courts, and the pier gift shop will reopen Saturday, Nov. 12. The gift shop will resume normal business hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The fishing pier, both beach access locations, and the splash park will remain closed until further notice.
Parks & Rec Master Plan
St. Johns County Parks Project – St. Johns County is excited to advance the findings and ideas gathered as part of the 2019 Parks and Recreation Master Plan. As part of the Design Services for Four (4) County Parks Project (RFQ 22-26), our goal is to refine St. Johns County Park and Recreation Master Plan and ultimately advance to the design of 163 acres of new parkland spread across the Nocatee, Northwest, Shearwater and Silverleaf sites.
We have identified a project team, described herein, who aligns with our goals to engage the public in refreshing thoughts and guiding principles incorporated into our Master Plan. In addition to providing full design services for the Nocatee, Northwest, Shearwater and Silverleaf sites, the project team will help to establish a County-wide standard for all new, and renovations to existing, park facilities in efforts in delivering a top-tier park system to St. Johns County.
Shore Drive Trail Project
The Shore Drive Trail Project is a County initiative to provide residents a safe way to travel along the Shore Drive Waterfront Park by creating a 3.25-mile, multi-use paved trail. Learn more about the Shore Drive Trail Project.
Escape and experience the natural side of St. Johns County with Parks & Rec Naturalists Kelly Ussia and Will Pate. Their knowledge and experience will guide you on an amazing adventure to some of the most beautiful places in St. Johns County. Visit our catalog of Nature Programs.
Facility Spotlight – Solomon Calhoun Center
There are plenty of ways to stay in shape at the Solomon Calhoun Center with outdoor and indoor exercise programs and activities that are starting up this fall. We will help you stay motivated with your fall fitness goals! Check out our Solomon Calhoun Center Fitness Programs.
Parks & Recreation 50th Anniversary
Thank you for helping us celebrate our 50th Anniversary! Your presence and support are truly appreciated!
Parks & 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.
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 www.sjgc.com.
Douglas C. Crane Boat Ramp Temporarily Closed – St. Johns County Public Works will temporarily close the Douglas C. Crane Boat Ramp for improvements beginning Oct. 3, 2022. The boat ramp will reopen in Spring 2023, weather permitting. Boat Ramp Closure Project Information
St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes – 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.
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.