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Easter Egg Hunts – The St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department is hosting four Easter Egg Hunts for resident children age 8 and younger. Come hunt for treats and meet the Easter Bunny on April 2 at Palencia and Veterans parks, or April 4 at Al Wilke and Treaty parks. Don’t forget to bring your Easter basket!  Easter Egg Hunts

Free Guided Wild Edibles Walk – Discover the wonderful world of wild edibles as we find what spring has to offer. Join Guest Naturalist Beverly Fleming and St Johns County Naturalist AyoLane Halusky on March 25 from 10 to 11 am at Canopy Shores Park in St. Augustine Shores at 804 Christina Drive, adjacent to the Riverview Club.

Drawing for 2015 Super Summer Spectacular Camp Registration – Registration for the drawing is closed. The drawing will take place March 27, with results being mailed by April 5. Summer Camp Registration Drawing

St. Johns County Hastings Area Recreational Needs Community Meeting – St. Johns County is hosting a community meeting to receive resident feedback regarding the recreational programming needs in the town of Hastings and the surrounding area from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at the Walter E. Harris Community Center, 400 East Harris Street. The meeting will provide residents with the opportunity to have input into how County resources are invested in the future of recreational services, programs, and facilities in the Hastings area community. St. Johns County recreational management staff will facilitate an open dialogue and answer questions in order to provide residents with a forum to express their preferences regarding local recreational programming. The event will also include refreshments and youth sports activities including wiffle ball, golf, soccer, and basketball. For additional information, please 904.209.0333.

Guided Kayak Tours – At Hallowes Cove on Thursday, April 2 and Saturday, April 4 and Trout Creek on Friday, April 24. Trips provide participants with an opportunity to explore wilderness, learn local history, and discover local flora and fauna with County Naturalist AyoLane Halusky.  Guide Kayak Tour Details.

Just Tri It! 2015 Kids Triathlon April 26, at 8 a.m. at the Solomon Calhoun Center! Children ages 5-14 can join in the fun and JUST TRI IT! This is a non-competitive event giving everyone the chance to participate in a Triathlon. The first 250 children to pick up their race packets will get a Just Tri It! tee shirt and every child that completes the race will get a medal for their accomplishment! Just Tri It!

2015 Summer Softball – The season runs March through July at Mills Field, 1721 Racetrack Rd. All preseason meetings are at Veterans Park, 1332 Veterans Pkwy in the County Meeting Room above the Concession. For more information, please contact Jim Ed Williams at or (904) 209-0382. Adult Leagues

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.

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