Discover some of the most widely varied, historically significant, and beautiful parks in the southeastern United States! Encompassing fields, nature trails, historic landmarks, fishing, biking, kayaking, playscapes, courts, picnic pavilions and more, our parks provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities for visitors of all ages.
Alpine Groves Park – 2060 S.R. 13, Switzerland (Map)
A 54.5 acre turn-of-the-century homestead between the St. Johns River and William Bartram Scenic & Historic Highway on a high bluff overlooking the river. Butterfly garden, farm-themed playground, picnic area, winding trail, and kayak launch. Part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, the park is home to eagles, owls, ducks and many other species.
Bird Island Park – 101 Library Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach (Map)
An innovative park perfect for small group gatherings, theatre events, children's programs, picnicking, bird watching, strolling and relaxing. The park illustrates the local ecosystem highlighting native flora and fauna. Gazebo, educational signage, interactive art sculptures, play area, boardwalk, and a handicapped accessible sidewalk around the park.
Canopy Shores Park – Christina Dr, St. Augustine (Map)
33 acre park along the Intracoastal Waterway that is the perfect setting to enjoy nature. 1.5 mile paved trail for running, walking, biking and bird watching, covered pavilion with picnic tables, and restrooms.
Nocatee Preserve Trails – Davis Park Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach (Map)
Natural, unpaved trails that are ideal for walking, jogging, biking, bird watching, photography, and horseback riding. Located just south of Davis Park, parking for vehicles and horse trailers, restroom facilities.
SE Intracoastal Waterway Park – 8739 A1A, St. Augustine (Map)
Views of the Intracoastal Waterway salt marsh and Fort Matanzas National Monument. Trail with interpretive signs and benches. Home to many bird species including Belted Kingfisher, Wood Stork, Great Egret, White Ibis, Bald Eagles, and Osprey, as well as migratory songbirds in spring and fall.
Treaty Park – 1595 Wildwood Dr, St. Augustine (Map)
Active and passive recreation amenities include fields for softball, soccer, kite flying, ultimate Frisbee, pick-up flag football and more. Tennis, pickleball, racquetball, bocce ball, horseshoe and basketball courts. Bicycle path / walking trail, lake with fishing pier, nature and canoe trails, handicap-accessible playground, pavilion, grills, picnic tables. Home to Paws Dog Park and Robert-Laryn Skate Park.
Trout Creek Park – 6795 Collier Rd, Orangedale (Map)
16.5 acre park featuring a community center, nature trail, small amphitheater, covered picnic area with tables and grill, playscape, restrooms, and an accessible boardwalk bordering the canal and boat ramps. Home base for the County Naturalist, guided kayak trips and educational programs are available.
Vaill Point Park – 630 Vaill Point Rd, St. Augustine (Map)
22 acre park located along Moultrie Creek. 1 1/2 mile paved trail for biking and hiking, educational signage, historic resources, kayak launch, fishing pier, picnic pavilions with grills and benches, water fountains, restrooms, and playscape. This park is a favorite for bird watchers.
For more information, contact St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department @ (904) 209-0333.