Parks & Recreation


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.

SJC Parks & Rec News

April 23, 2024 – St. Johns County Celebrates 250th Anniversary of William Bartram’s Historic Visit to Florida with 2024 Bartram Living History Fest

On Saturday, May 11, the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department, in coordination with the St. Johns Cultural Council, will hold the 2024 Bartram Living History Fest at Alpine Groves Park, this year commemorating the 250th anniversary of naturalist William Bartram’s historic visit to Florida.

April 5, 2024 – St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Celebrates Launch of “Enjoy, Don’t Destroy” Anti-Vandalism Campaign with Kickoff Event

On Friday, April 5, the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department celebrated the launch of its “Enjoy, Don’t Destroy” anti-vandalism campaign with a kickoff event at Julington Creek Plantation Park.

April 2, 2024 – St. Johns County Announces $123 Million Regional Park Plan to Begin in 2024

Watch the April 2, 2024 presentation to the Board of County Commission on GovTV.

On April 2, 2024, the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) unanimously authorized the County Administrator to move forward with an estimated $123 million plan to construct five regional parks and community centers.

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