Parks

There are many parks throughout the St. Augustine area. There are a number of National Parks, state parks, and recreational parks located in St. Johns County. Enjoy an afternoon at one of St. Augustine's parks at the beach, river, or historic sites. This complete guide to parks and recreation facilities in St. Augustine will help visitors who enjoy the great outdoors plan the perfect Florida vacation.

J&S Carousel

(904) 823-3388
180 San Marco Avenue

Children love to ride this old-fashioned carousel at Davenport Park.

Castillo de San Marcos

(904) 829-6506
1 South Castillo Drive

The oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S. and a National Monument, the Castillo is the focal point of historical St. Augustine.

Fort Matanzas

(904) 471-0116
8635 A1A South
Cannon firing at Fort Matanzas historical site in St. Augustine.

Fort Matanzas is temporarily closed as repairs are made to the ferry dock that was damaged during Hurricane Matthew.

Washington Oaks Gardens

(386) 446-6780
6400 N Oceanshore Blvd

Formal gardens and a unique shoreline await guests!

Faver-Dykes State Park

(904) 794-0997
1000 Faver Dykes Road
The picnic pavilion at Faver-Dykes State Park.

This Florida State Park on Pellicer Creek features scenic trails, bird-watching, fishing, and water recreation, along with several overnight campsites.

Vaill Point Park

(904) 209-0333
630 Vaill Point Rd.

This 23-acre park offers a variety of recreational activities like hiking, fishing, birdwatching and more, as well as full amenities for an enjoyable visit.

Treaty Park

(904) 209-0385
1595 Wildwood Drive

Treaty Park is a county park covering 47 acres of recreation amenities.

Anastasia State Park

(904) 461-2033
300 Anastasia Park Road

With 1,600 acres, including four miles of pristine beach, tidal salt marshes and hammock preserves, Anastasia State Park has most everything a beachgoer might be looking for: sunbathing, surfing, swimming, fishing, sailboats, paddle boarding, and

The dune walkover at Frank B. Butler County Park, jsut south of St. Augustine.

This quiet beach south of St. Augustine figured prominently in the struggle for civil rights and now serves as a preserve for the vulnerable dune ecosystem that is home to endangered species.

St. Johns County Ocean Pier

(904) 209-0326
350 A1A Beach Blvd.

This pier offers activities and access to the main beach that visitors and residents alike frequent. Located near beachside restaurants, shops and more.

GTM Guana River – South Beach Access

(904) 823-4500
1798 Ponte Vedra Blvd.

The Guana Tolomato Research Reserve is 73,000 acres of preserved wetlands and estuaries on the northeast Florida coast.

Alpine Groves Park

(904) 209-0335
2060 State Road 13
Alpine Groves Park is located on the beautiful St. Johns River in northwest St. Johns County, Florida.

This picturesque park on the St. Johns River features a late 19th-century homestead, citrus grove, butterfly garden, nature trails and a dock for fishing.

Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR

(904) 823-4500
505 Guana River Road
Maritime hammock at GTM NERR

Hike, bike, kayak, swim, and enjoy the unspoiled environment at this National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Davis Park

(904) 209-0346
210 Davis Park Road

This St. Johns County park features four stocked fishing ponds for kids, two dog parks, sports fields, and more.

River to Sea Preserve

(386) 313-4020
9805 N. Oceanshore Blvd.

The River to Sea Preserve protects a unique maritime scrub environment and offers nature trails and public access to the beach.

Fort Mose

(904) 823-2232
15 Fort Mose Trail

Fort Mose Historic State Park is the site of the first free African-American settlement in the U.S.

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The Collier-Blocker-Puryear Park Complex is a seven acre park. The park, formerly known as the Calvin Peete Recreation Complex, includes a Community Center for indoor activities. The Community Center is open Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m.

Mills Field

(904) 209-0384
1721 Racetrack Road

Mills Field has a variety of atheltic courts for an active stay in St. Augustine.

Matanzas State Forest

(904) 797-5073
6840 US 1 S.

A St. Augustine forest with hiking, primitive camping, and water recreation available.

Twelve Mile Swamp Conservation Area

(386) 329-4404
International Golf Parkway
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A 2.8 mile trail of public land with hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing.