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

Community Easter Egg Hunts – Grab your bonnets and baskets for our annual community Easter Egg Hunts spread throughout the county. Easter Egg Hunts will be Thursday, April 18 at Veterans Park and Palencia Park and Saturday, April 20 at Treaty Park and Al Wilke Park. Pictures with the Easter Bunny begin at 10:30 a.m. and Easter Egg Hunts begin at 11:00 a.m. FREE and for ages 8 and younger. Easter Egg Hunts Details. For more info, contact Stephanie Taylor at or 904-669-6612.

Invasive Plant Species Removal Community Meeting – An Invasive Plant Species Removal Community Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, St. Augustine Beach. The Community Meeting will include information on invasive plant species, dune habitat, and the replanting of native vegetation. Representatives from St. Johns County and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be on-hand. For more information, call 904.209.0383 or email  Invasive Plant Species Removal Project

Freshwater Fishing Camp – Learn safe boating skills, how to ID different types of freshwater fish, proper tackle and live bait techniques, and so much more during out Freshwater Fishing Camp with Park Naturalist AyoLane Halusky from July 22-26 at Trout Creek Community Center, 6795 Collier Road, St. Augustine. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $170 per camper for the week. This camp is open to campers who have completed 6th grade or age 12 and up. Freshwater Fishing Camp Details. For more info, contact AyoLane Halusky at or 904-209-0348.

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 River-to-Sea Loop Update – Progress on the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop regional trail continues in St. Johns County with the recent ribbon cutting in Hastings and opening of the Cora C. Harrison Trailhead connecting 14 miles of paved, shared-use path. An evolving 260-mile, multi-use trail, will span from the St. Johns River to the Atlantic Ocean once complete. An FDOT Planning Study is currently underway and a community workshop will be hosted this summer. For more information, please contact Rodney Cooper, SJC Traffic Engineer and Project Manager, at 904.209.0111 or St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop Press Release  |  SJR2S FAQs  |  SJR2S Map

Fort Matanzas Vehicle Access Ramp and Parking Lot Closure – The Fort Matanzas beach vehicle access ramp and parking lot will be closed April 15-30 for ramp demolition and sand replacement. During this project there will be no pedestrian or vehicle access to the beach from this parking lot. All other Fort Matanzas beach access parking lots, beach access boardwalks, and the Matanzas River beach are open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Fort Matanzas Ramp & Lot Closure

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

Butler Park West and Boat Ramp Closed for Dredging Project – Butler Park West and the Butler Park boat ramp is expected to open on August 15, 2019. The site is needed for use as a staging area for the Treasure Beach Canal system dredging project. St. Johns County would like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during the closure. For more information, please call 904.209.0414.

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.

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.