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Want to know what's coming up? Be in the know with our Parks and Recreation Newsletter.

Visit our Online Reservation System for paddle tennis, Pickleball, tennis courts and pavilion rentals.

Save the Date! Summer Camp Registration! It’s that time of year again! Summer camp registration will be held March 2-13. Parents can sign up children ages 5-12 (only five-year-olds that have completed kindergarten by the start of camp are eligible) for our summer camp, which will be held at six locations around St. Johns County. Camps emphasize outdoor activities and are staffed by experienced, motivated leaders from within our community. Campers get to participate in a variety of activities including field trips, arts & crafts, and swimming. Save the Date! Summer Camp Registration!

New Registration System for Parks & Recreation  – We are excited to announce the launch of our new registration system, CivicRec. For a majority of our programs and events, you will be able to register through this new system as well as reserve pavilions and other amenities. This new system is designed to streamline the registration and reservation process and allow users to pay online. For questions and other info, contact Jamie Baccari at or 904.209.0377.

Check Out the Latest Youth Activities!  We're featuring Open Gym at the Solomon Calhoun Center, Family Fitness Classes, a Kid’s Art Program, Youth Glow Night, and Save the Date! Summer Camp Registration is coming up March 2 - 13! SJC Youth Activities

Check Out the Latest Adult Sports Activities!  We're featuring Open Gym at the Solomon Calhoun Center, Spring Softball Leagues, Beach Volleyball, Horseshoes and more! SJC Adult Sports Activities

Explore St. Johns County – Join the County Naturalists for programs highlighting our unique history and beautiful environment. Programs include: an Owl Prowls, Sustainable Living, Native Landscaping: Rain Gardens, Guided Kayak Trips and more. To see this month's programs, visit the County Naturalist page.

Beach Driving Passes On Sale Now – St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and handicap passes are $40. Passes will be available during normal business hours at various locations. Beach Driving Passes On Sale


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.

Butler Boat Ramp Opened – The ramp is now open after being closed for canal dredging. A maintenance dredge of the Boat basin was also completed, the parking surface was graded, and maintenance service of the park was conducted to improve the facility for public use. For more information, call 904.209.0333.

Ocean and Fishing Pier Closure – The St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier will be closed through May 2020 for repairs. Check out the SJC Ocean and Fishing Pier page for closure details.

New Playground Coming to Armstrong Park St. Johns County thanks residents and visitors for their patience during the closure.

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.

Hastings Tot Lot is currently closed.

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.