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.

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.

Anastasia State Park

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.

Beluthatchee Park was formerly the residence of activist and conservationist Stetson Kennedy.

The former homestead of activist, conservationist, and author Stetson Kennedy is a magical place that is now a St. Johns County park.

Canopy Shores Park is a 33-acre St. Johns County and Florida Communities Trust park. The park has a picnic pavilion in the park, and nearby is a marking point on the sidewalk where group activities typically meet.

Castillo de San Marcos

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.

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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.

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

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

Faver-Dykes State Park

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.

Fort Matanzas

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.

Fort Mose

15 Fort Mose Trail

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

Frank B. Butler County Park

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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.

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

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

Maritime hammock at GTM NERR

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

A skate park located off A1A on the island.

Island Beach Shop and Grill at Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine.

This beach shop and grill is handy to those visiting Anastasia State Park. Grab a bit to eat or a cold drink when you're at the beach.

Matanzas State Forest

6840 US 1 S.

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

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

Nocatee Landing

Nocatee Landing is in Ponte Vedra
The sign at Nocatee Landing Paddle Launch.

Nocatee Landing provides access to a non-motorized boat launch in a conversation area along the Tolomoto River.