St. Johns County Parks and Recreation

Kayaks on the water

St. Johns County offers a diverse variety of activities for its visitors and residents. Try a Geocaching treasure hunt, have a few at bats at Mills Field, and participate in one of the many Naturalist Programs in this intriguing area.

Geocaching

This activity is a fun, mobile phone friendly way of exploring St. Johns county. Visitors are tasked with finding hidden caches which are found around the area's county parks and their trails. It's kind of like a treasure hunt, except your treasure map is your phone, and your pirate ship is whatever you use to get around. Each cache you find on your way usually has an item inside that you can take with you. So bring something you want to leave in return to keep the cycle going. Keep an eye out for conspicuous rocks, trees, or even piles of leaves, but you don’t need to bring a shovel because nothing is buried.

Youth Sports Leagues

Around St. Johns County, lots of youth sports leagues can be joined. Leagues for softball, baseball, basketball, flag and tackle football, golf, soccer, cheer, and lacrosse are all available depending on the season. Check out whats being played here.

Mills Field for Athletic Activities

This athletic complex plays host to a variety of athletic activities on its 27 acres. Adult slow pitch softball and tennis on its 4 lighted courts are popular sports. There are also 6 lighted baseball fields and 2 unlighted ones in addition to 2 lighted softball fields. Come join a league or just take some time to practice on your own at this great resource for recreation.

Naturalist Programs

St. Johns County provides a number of activities and programs that instruct attendees on the ins and outs of their natural environment. Programs and activities include Saltwater Fishing 101, lectures on how to live sustainably, kayak trips on Moses Creek, Kid’s Nature Journaling, Kid’s Yoga at the Beach, Everyone Can Conserve: Whales and Dolphins, and Meteor Showers at the Beach. Other activities include the opportunity to explore the greenways and blueways of St. Johns county, volunteer and educational opportunities, nature walks and other programs, and Master Naturalist classes. Come join a group and learn about the unbreakable bonds between the residents of St. Johns County and the natural world around them.

Here at St. Johns County, a day out at the parks is only a short car trip to big adventure. Be sure to take advantage of as many of these great activities as you can and connect with nature in traditional and new ways.