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Activities, News & Events

Master Plan Update Meetings – We will be hosting two community meetings on Tuesday, July 17 from 6-8 p.m. at THE PLAYERS Community Center, 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach and Wednesday, July 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the City of St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach as part of a multi-phase Parks and Recreation Master Plan update process. The meetings will focus on three main topics including (1) Master Plan Update and Summary (2) Overview of the Needs Assessment, and (3) Needs and Expectations for Recreation. The Master Plan will create a more dynamic and diverse parks and recreation system to generate numerous economic, social, and environmental benefits. Residents are invited to the meetings to offer feedback regarding St. Johns County Parks and Recreation facilities and services. For more information, please call 904.209.0344.

Shands Fishing Pier Closure –  The Shands Fishing Pier, 10000 Shands Pier Road, will be closed July 18 - October 1, 2018 for maintenance and repairs to the decking and handrails. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during the construction period. For more information, please call 904.209.0417 or email

Vilano Boat Ramp Floating Dock Repaired and Open to the Public – Temporary repairs to the floating dock at the Vilano Boat Ramp are complete and boaters now have safe and improved access to their vessels. The dock will be permanently repaired and open in February 2019. St. Johns County thanks residents and visitors for their patience during the improvements and repairs. Please call 904.209.0382 or email for additional information.

Explore St. Johns County – Join the County Naturalists for programs highlighting our unique history and beautiful environment. Programs may include: an Owl Prowls, Dolphin Walks, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, Kayak Trips and more.To see this month's programs, visit the County Naturalist page.

St. Johns Golf Club Master Plan –  The St. Johns Board of County Commissioners approved Phase III of a golf course Master Plan and Architectural redesign project for the St. Johns Golf Club on January 16. The final initiative will include recommendations regarding drainage, irrigation, an updated golf course design, and a land plan for potential infill residential units. The Board is scheduled to hear and consider the final recommendation and a potential private-public partnership related to the course in spring 2018. For additional information please view the presentation or call 904.209.0322

2018 St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes on Sale – St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and handicap passes are $40. 2018 Beach Driving Passes On Sale

Doug Crane Boat Ramps Open – The Doug Crane Boat Ramps are now open after a channel dredging project, but equipment is still present on-site. Boaters and visitors are encouraged to exercise caution while utilizing the facility during this time. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during the improvements and repairs. For more information, please call 904.209.0190.

Trout Creek Park Playground Closure – The playground is closed until further notice due to necessary repairs. The playground will remain closed until assessments and repairs have been completed.

Hastings Tot Lot is currently closed.

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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.

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.


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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