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Solomon Calhoun Community Center Gymnasium Closure – The Solomon Calhoun Community Center Gymnasium, 1300 Duval Street, will be closed through October 3 for floor refurbishing. The pool and activity rooms will remain open during standard business hours. For more information, please call 904.209.0395.

Pokémon GO Challenge – St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is hosting a Pokémon GO Challenge from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 8 at Alpine Groves Park. Participants will be placed on one of three teams and will walk a 1.5-mile course to catch as many Pokémon as possible. Registration is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 17 and under, and will remain open until 8:30 a.m. on October 8. Pokémon GO Challenge

Trails Symposium – St. Johns County, in conjunction with the St. Johns County Trails Coalition, is hosting a Trails Symposium to discuss the future of non-motorized multi-use trails throughout the County from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on October 5 at Nocatee Crosswater Hall, 245 Nocatee Center Way. The symposium is free and open to the public. Trails Symposium

Adult Beach Volleyball Leagues – St. Johns County Parks and Recreation will host 10-week Men’s, Women’s, and Co-ed Beach Volleyball leagues beginning October 10 at the pier volleyball courts. Open courts will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on October 3 and 6. Registration is $50 per person, $100 for a two-person team, or $200 for a four-person team. Beach Volleyball Leagues

Adult Slow-pitch Softball League Umpires Needed – St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for adult slow-pitch softball umpires. Games are at Treaty Park and Mills Field. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and work one to three nights per week from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Experience not necessary, and on-field instruction and training sessions are provided. Softball Umpires Needed.

Are you ready for youth basketball clinics? For basketball enthusiasts looking to play as much ball as possible; have no worries we are offering the opportunity for athletes to participate in basketball this fall with 8 week developmental clinics designed to enhance player's skills prior to our youth basketball league held in March! We have former Flagler College basketball players instructing these 8 week clinics. Registration begins September 5, 2016. Youth Basketball Clinics

Free Guided Kayak Trips– Parks and Recreation is hosting a guided kayak trip on Moultrie Creek on September 16 at 8:30am, and September 17 and 18 at 9:00am. This trip will leave from the Moultrie Creek Boat Ramp, 4805 Shore Drive, St. Augustine. This trip will travel up Moultrie Creek and will give participants a great view of Vaill Point Park. Vaill Point Park is a Florida Communities Trust park, which allows us to offer this great trip for FREE! Seats are limited.To RSVP for a seat, or for more information, please contact Kelly Ussia at 904.209.0335 or When setting up a reservation please include a phone number, email address, date of the trip you would like to attend, and if you would like to use a county kayak.

Owl Prowl – Join the County Naturalist for an exciting new guided walk on Friday October 14 at Canopy Shores Park, 804 Christina Drive St. Augustine. The walk begins at 7:30pm. Participants will get to learn about the creatures of the night, including the resident owls. Those who wish to attend should dress for the weather and bring a flashlight, bug spray, and water. For more information please contact AyoLane Halusky at 904-209-0348 or email him at   

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!

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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.

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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.

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