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Free "Reach the Beach" Shuttles St. Johns County is offering a free shuttle service to Mickler’s Beachfront Park and the St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from July 2 through July 4. The Mickler’s Beachfront Park shuttle will transport beach visitors between Cornerstone Park, 1046 A1A North, and Mickler’s Beachfront Park. The Pier shuttle will transport beach visitors between St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A South, and the Pier parking lot, which provides direct access to Pier amenities and the beach. The shuttles will run every 20 minutes with the final shuttles departing at 4 p.m. Beach Access | Shuttles | Services | Safety

Porpoise Point Vehicle Access Restricted on Independence Day Due to an abnormally high tide at 9 p.m. on July 4th, vehicular access to Porpoise Point Beach will be restricted. Porpoise Point Beach will remain open to pedestrians throughout the day and during the fireworks show. In addition, the Vilano Beach Fishing Pier, is closed for major renovations. Porpoise Point Access.

Vilano Moonlight Beach Walks – Come explore the beach environment by the light of the moon! Parks and Recreation Department and Environmental Division have teamed up to bring you a new guided beach walk. Those who attend will get a chance to experience the beach at night and learn about the unique animals that utilize the beach after the sun goes down. Grab the family and a flashlight (Red film for flashlights will be provided so we don't disturb sea turtles) and join us on one of our next moonlight walks! Moonlight Beach Walks will be held at Vilano Beach, 2750 Anahma Dr., Vilano at 8:00pm on July 19th and July 26th. Space is limited so RSVP for the next Moonlight Beach Walk today, to make a reservation or for more information contact Kelly Ussia at 904.209.0335 or kussia@sjcfl.us.

Nease House Environmental Educational Days – Parks and Recreation and the Environmental Division will host these free workshops from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Nease Beachfront Park, 3171 Coastal Highway, on June 15, and July 13. They are free, open to the public and all ages are welcome. Environmental Education Days

Need a venue for your special event? St. Johns County has beachfront and park pavilions suitable for everything from weddings to family reunions. Make your reservation today!

Stay Up to Date

Parks and Recreation E-newsletter – Our monthly newsletter keeps you up to date on St. Johns County recreational facilities and programming, youth and adult athletics, and special events. In addition, you'll get information about parks, beach access points, and unique recreational opportunities that allow subscribers to discover St. Johns County and enjoy a quality of life that is second to none. Please complete the signup form to register. For additional information, please call 904.209.0346.

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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