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Phone Calls from Santa! St. Johns County parents and guardians of children under the age of eight can sign up to have Santa call their child at home this Christmas season. Calls will be made between 6 and 7:30 p.m., December 9 through 11. Don't delay; Santa is busy checking his list and needs all completed forms by 5 p.m. on December 5. For more information or to turn in completed forms, please contact Jamie Baccari at or 904.209.0377. Forms may be faxed to 904.209.0321. Santa Calls Registration.

Beach Access Passes at Preseason Discounts St. Johns County will offer 2015 vehicle beach access passes at the discounted prices of $30 for a St. Johns County resident pass, $40 for a non-resident pass, and $20 for a handicap pass, November 24, 2014 through March 1, 2015. Beach Access Passes at Preseason Discounts

Safety Improvements for Nocatee Trails and Tails Dog Park – St. Johns County will begin safety improvements October 31 that will include rebuilding the banks and replacing sod around the lake where heavy rainfall has caused erosion. The park will be closed until further notice. Visitors may use Paws Park located within Davis Park. For more information, please contact Diane Gorski at 904.209.0346 or

Youth Basketball League Parent Volunteers Welcome! We are in need of Youth Basketball coaches for the 2014-2015 Season. All volunteers will be background screened to volunteer with the Recreation & Parks Department. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Brian James, Recreation Supervisor, at (904) 209-0365 or

Butler Park West and Butler Park Boat Ramp Closed through November 30, 2014 for the Treasure Beach Canals Dredging Project and structural improvements that will improve use and access during lower tides. Nearby locations that provide public access for both non- and motorized boats to the Intracoastal and Atlantic include: Green Road, Palmetto Road, Lighthouse Boat Ramp and Devil's Elbow (Fee-based, 7507 A1A S). St. Johns County thanks the community for their patience and understanding during this time of progress. For additional information, please call (904) 209-0333 or view a complete listing of St. Johns County boat ramps, parks, and recreational facilities.

Beach Access Updates Get access updates with our automated information line (904) 209-0331, Reach the Beach Mobile Website or on Twitter & Facebook

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!

Been to a Park Lately? St. Johns County residents and visitors are fortunate to have a number of beautiful parks available for a wide variety of uses. Explore nature and history, relax, surf, and swim, play sports, fish, bring the children to a playscape, skateboard... even the dogs have their own parks! Find out more about all you can do at St. Johns County Parks.

Our Commitment

The St. Johns County Recreation and Parks 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 Recreation and Parks 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 Recreation & Parks Department, please contact our main office, 2175 Mizell Road, St. Augustine, FL 32080, (904) 209-0333.

SJC Recreation and Parks – Where everybody plays