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Adult Yoga – Are you looking to strengthen and increase your flexibility all while getting into shape? If so, join us from 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning August 4 at the St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier Pavilion. We are offering eight week yoga sessions at $25 per session. Space is limited to 20 participants per session. Adult Yoga: Learn more and Register

Sunset Under the Sea – Join County Naturalist Kelly Ussia from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, July 24, and 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, August 21 for a fun and engaging walk to learn about the different wildlife found under the sea and enjoy a beautiful sunset on Vilano Beach. Registration is required. Sunset Under the Sea: Learn more and Register on the County Naturalist page

Fossils of the Sea – Join County Naturalist Kelly Ussia from 9 to 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, Wednesday, July 29, Wednesday, August 12 at Nease Beachfront Park for a fun and engaging walk and learn how to find and identify the different fossils found on Vilano Beach. Registration is required. Fossils of the Sea: Learn more and Register on the County Naturalist page

Florida Master Naturalist Environmental Interpretation Online Course Adults of all knowledge and skill levels are invited to join us to learn about environmental interpretation. Participants of this course will gain deeper insight into how exhibits are made, effective presentation crafting, and the components of a successful guided program. The course is entirely online and is comprised of twice a week classes and guided assignments to be completed on your own. Florida Master Naturalist Environmental Interpretation: Learn more and register on the County Naturalist page

Sunset Stroll   Join Park Naturalist AyoLane Halusky 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, August 7 and learn about the different flora and fauna found in Vaill Point Park while enjoying the sunset. Bring your questions and journals to record your findings. This program is free and open to all ages. Sunset Stroll: Learn more and register on the County Naturalist page

Nocatee Sunset Kayak Trips Join county naturalists from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, August 13, Friday, August 14, Saturday, August 15, Sunday, August 16 at Nocatee Paddle Launc hfor a beautiful guided trip of the Intracoastal Waterway and enjoy sunset on the water. Fees are based on residency and equipment. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Nocatee Sunset Kayak Trip: Learn more and register on the County Naturalist page

Park, Recreational, and Beach Facilities Open for Private Reservations and Rentals –  Facilities include park and beach pavilions, beach volleyball courts, athletic fields, tennis, pickleball, and paddleball courts, and fairgrounds and recreation center amenities. Private beach events, including weddings, are also now permitted. Make park and recreational facility reservations online by visiting or calling 904.209.0333. Make private beach event permits and facility reservations by visiting or calling 904.209.0752. For St. Johns County Fairgrounds facility reservations, call 904.209.0332.

FDOT State Road A1A Multi-Use Trail Feasibility Study The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has initiated a feasibility study for a multi-use trail along A1A in St. Johns County. The purpose of the study is to develop a preliminary design concept and cost to construct the trail from Magnolia Avenue in St. Augustine to Mickler Road in Ponte Vedra Beach.The final study is anticipated to be completed in July. For more information email Stephen.Browning@dot.state.fl.usDraft SR A1A Multi-Use Trail Feasibility Study


Project Updates

We thank residents and visitors for their patience as we work to improve our parks and facilities for St. Johns County residents and visitors. For more information, call 904-209-0333.

Floating Dock at Usina Boat Ramp – The floating dock at Usina Boat Ramp is currently closed due to Hurricane damage and is expected to be reopened in Winter 2020. 

St. Johns County Golf Course Master Plan Update – The St. Johns Golf Club is in the process of a potential Master Plan update that would include updating various aspects of the golf course.

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.

SJC Parks and Recreation – Where everybody plays.