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.

Fort Matanzas

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

This park and historic site offers a glimpse into history as well as scenic trails and shoreside access for fishing and collecting shells.

Washington Oaks Gardens

(386) 446-6780
6400 N Oceanshore Blvd

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is currently closed (as of Sept. 20, 2017) in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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.

Faver-Dykes State Park

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

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Faver-Dykes State Park is temporarily closed. Staff and volunteers hope to re-open very soon!

Anastasia State Park

(904) 461-2033
300 Anastasia Park Road

Pristine beaches, native Florida hammocks, tons of wildlife, and a full range of facilities make Anastasia State Park ideal for campers and beachgoers.

Frank B. Butler County Park

(904) 209-0752
Minnie St
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 its vulnerable dunes ecosystem.

Treaty Park

(904) 209-0346
1595 Wildwood Drive

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

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.

Collier-Blocker-Puryear Park Community Center

(904) 209-0365
10 N. Holmes Blvd.
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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.

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.

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.

Hamilton Upchurch Neighborhood Skate Park

(904) 471-9463
1020 Anastasia Boulevard

A skate park located off A1A on the island.

Robert-Laryn Skate Park

(904) 460-2197
1595 Wildwood Drive

The Robert-Laryn Skate Park has something for skaters of all ages and skill level.

Douglas Crane Park & Boat Ramp

(850) 488-4676
1000 Block of Shore Drive

Enter the water of the Matanzas River at this boat ramp located off of US 1.

GTM Research Reserve at Marineland

(904) 823-4500
9741 Oceanshore Blvd.

The Guana Tolomato Matanzas Research Reserve is 73,000 acres of preserved wetlands and estuaries in northeast Florida.

GTM Guana River South Beach

(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, including some beautiful pristine beaches.

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.