Parks & Recreation
County Park, Recreational, and Beach Facilities Now Open for Private Reservations and Rentals – St. Johns County's park, recreational, and beach facilities are now available for private reservations and rentals. Facilities open for reservations and rentals include park and beach pavilions, beach volleyball courts, athletic fields, tennis, pickleball, and paddleball courts, and fairgrounds and recreation center amenities. In addition, private beach events, including weddings, are now permitted. Park and recreational facility reservations may be made online by visiting http://www.sjcfl.us/Recreation/pavilions.aspx or calling 904.209.0333. Private beach event permits and beach facility reservations may be obtained by visiting http://www.sjcfl.us/Beaches/reserve.aspx or calling 904.209.0752. St. Johns County Fairgrounds facility reservations may be made by calling 904.209.0332.
FDOT State Road A1A Multi-Use Trail Feasibility Study – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has initiated a feasibility study for a proposed multi-use trail along State Road A1A in St. Johns County. The purpose of the study is to develop a preliminary design concept and cost to construct the trail from Magnolia Avenue in St. Augustine to Mickler Road in Ponte Vedra Beach. To review the draft study, please visit www.sjcfl.us/media/DraftMultiUseTrailFeasibilityStudy_030420.pdf. The final study is anticipated to be completed in July. For more information email Stephen.Browning@dot.state.fl.us.
Solomon Calhoun Pool Open for Family and Lap Swim beginning June 15 – The Solomon Calhoun Pool is expanding services and swim times beginning Monday, June 15. The pool will be available for lap swim from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and family swim from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Solomon Calhoun Pool Open for Family and Lap Swim
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.
Fort Matanzas Beach Ramp Open to Vehicular Access – The Fort Matanzas Beach Ramp is now open to one-way traffic as an exit ramp only. This ramp reconstruction project was accomplished through a partnership between St. Johns County and the National Park Service. The reopening of the Fort Matanzas Beach Ramp restores beach access lost due to damage caused by Hurricane Matthew and worsened by subsequent storms. It will also improve response times for law enforcement and emergency services personnel.
Vehicular access on any St. Johns County beach is always subject to local weather, tidal conditions, and the amount of beach available to safely accommodate pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Due to these factors, the ramp may be impassible and vehicles may have to drive back to exit at the Crescent Beach Ramp. Please note that beach driving is prohibited on all areas south of the Fort Matanzas Beach Ramp. With the opening of the ramp, the Fort Matanzas Beach Ramp parking lot is also now open to visitors. Daily driving conditions are posted to the SJC Beaches Twitter account and Facebook page, and the Reach the Beach mobile app. For more information, call 904.209.0333.
Floating Dock at Usina Boat Ramp – The floating dock at Usina Boat Ramp is currently closed due to Hurricane damage and is expected to be reopened in Winter 2020.
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.
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.
SJC Parks and Recreation – Where everybody plays.