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Check out the Latest Youth Activities!  We're featuring Open Gym at the Solomon Calhoun Center, Family Fitness Classes, a Kid’s Art Program, Youth Glow Night, and Save the Date! Summer Camp Registration is coming up March 2 - 13! SJC Youth Activities

Cora C. Harrison Trailhead Ribbon Cutting – On Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11 a.m., the Parks and Recreation Department will host a community bike ride to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the Cora C. Harrison Trailhead. The ride begins at Armstrong Park, 4950 Harvey Ave. in Elkton, and concludes at the Cora C. Harrison Trailhead, 8989 SR 207 in Hastings.The ribbon cutting takes place at 12 p.m., Food vendors and music will be on-hand. This event is free and open to all ages and registration is required. For more information, please contact Jamie Baccari at or 904-209-0377. Register on CivicRec

2020 Beach Driving Passes On Sale Now – St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes are on sale and make great stocking stuffers for the holiday season. St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and handicap passes are $40. Passes will be available during normal business hours at various locations. Beach Driving Passes

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.


Ocean and Fishing Pier Closure – The St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier will be closed Monday, January 6 through May 2020 for repairs and rehabilitation. The north beach access point adjacent to the pier will also be closed for the duration of the project, and access to the beach near the pier will also be intermittently restricted during this time. The beach access point south of the pier, gift shop, visitor information center, splash park, parking lot, and other park facilities will remain accessible to the public. For more information on the St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier, please contact 904.209.0326.

New Playground Coming to Armstrong Park The project will be funded through the SJC Deferred Maintenance Program supported by your County Commissioners. St. Johns County thanks residents and visitors for their patience during the closure. For more information, please call 904-209-0333.

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.

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 904.209.0115.

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.


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.