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News, Announcements & Programming

Be in the know about what's happening in our parks with our Parks and Recreation Newsletter.

Family Fun

Movie in the Park: Moana – Bring your family and join us as we watch Moana at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center football field, 1300 Duval St. The free movie begins at 9 p.m. and registration is required as space is limited. Picnic baskets are welcome; however, glass containers are prohibited. To comply with CDC social distancing guidelines, each space will be marked six feet apart and each ticket will admit up to a family of five. Face coverings will not be required to be worn while in the assigned square, but should be worn otherwise. Movies in the Park Registration.


2021 Annual Beach Driving Passes – St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes: $100, accessible passes: $40. In addition, all 2020 annual beach driving passes have been extended through the 2021 beach season. If you purchased a 2020 pass, please retain your sticker, as they cannot be replaced and will require a purchase of a new pass. 2021 Beach Driving Passes

Youth Sports & Activities

For details about the following programs, please visit our Youth Activities page.

August Freshwater Fish Camp – August 2 through 6. Registration is open for our educational, week-long summer camp designed to teach children freshwater fishing skills and boater safety.

Summer Exploration Camps – Looking for an opportunity to that will allow your children a chance to explore the outdoors and gain valuable educational experience? Campers will explore our local ecosystems, study native wildlife, and attend a variety of field trips.

Adult Sports and Activities

For details about the following programs, please visit our Adult Sports and Activities page.

Painting with REC-Creations – May 23. Come enjoy a casual evening at the St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier, 350 Beach Blvd., at this directed painting event. From 5 to 7 p.m., participants will paint a beach and sunset picture while enjoying the beautiful St. Augustine beach scenery. This program costs $25 and registration is required. Supplies will be provided. For more information, email Register here .

Nature & Environmental Programs

For more details including Fees and Registration; please visit our County Naturalist page.

15th Annual Bartram Bash – Join St. Johns County at our 15th Annual Bartram Bash and celebrate 200 years of history, memories, and community. On May 15, we will be hosting a variety of exciting events that tell the fascinating history of William Bartram and the Switzerland, FL area.

Deep Creek Kayak Trips – Enjoy a guided kayak trip of the beautiful conservation lands at Deep Creek with St. Johns County Park Naturalists.

CleanSweep STA 2021 Beach Cleanup – Join CleanSweep STA for the annual May beach cleanup at the St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. All supplies will be provided.

Turtles of Florida –  May 11, Zoom. Join Parks Naturalist Kelly Ussia for a Zoom discussion about the various turtle species that inhabit Florida.

Sunset Dolphin Walks – May 18, June 1, June 2, Vilano Beach. Join Park Naturalist Kelly Ussia for a guided sunset walk on Vilano Beach and learn all about dolphins.

Tracking Basics and Beyond – May 20. Learn the art and science of tracking and how to better understand Earth's first written language.

Walk Through Time – Mickler's Beach – June 2, June 3. Celebrating St. Johns County's 200th anniversary, learn about the unique natural and cultural history of Ponte Vedra Beach.

Frank Butler Park West Sunset Kayak Trips – June 5, June 6. Enjoy the sunset on this guided kayak trip of the Matanzas Inlet and learn about the complex marshes and the animals and plants that call it home.

St. Johns Golf Club

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St. Johns Golf Club Receives Five North Florida Chapter PGA Awards – The Northern Chapter of the North Florida Section PGA (NFPGA) recently recognized the St. Johns Golf Club with several prominent awards during their annual awards meeting in January. St. Johns County received five of the organization's seventeen regional awards. St. Johns Golf Club Receives Five North Florida Chapter PGA Awards


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.

Project Updates

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.

Frank Butler Park East Temporary Closure for Park Improvements – Frank Butler Park East, including the beach walkover, horseback riding beach access, and the parking lot, will be closed for park improvements beginning Monday, February 1. Phase one improvements will include additional parking spaces, parking lot surface improvements, beach walkover improvements, and new landscaping. The park and all beach access is scheduled to reopen in March. Phase two of the improvement project, scheduled for a date to be confirmed, will include renovating the bathrooms, adding ADA parking spaces, and constructing sidewalks. For more information on this project, please call Beach Services at 904.209.0331.

St. 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.

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 Emergency Parks & Facilities Maintenance Contact: (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.

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