Recreation

St. Johns County Recreation & Parks Department offers an abundance of choices for outdoor activities). There are 30 parks that offer, swimming and aquatics, picnic grounds, canoeing, hiking and biking trails, boat ramps, lighted tennis and paddle tennis courts, community centers, municipal golf course, and more. There are also adult athletic programs, including softball, volleyball, and basketball. Other senior programs are planned.  http://www.co.st-johns.fl.us/bcc/Parks_1_Recreation/index.aspx

logoGolfers will find this area of northeast Florida to be ideal. It is the home of the PGA Tour as well as the World Golf Hall of Fame and boasts more than 50 courses. Among them are layouts designed by Donald Ross, Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Jerry Pate, and Robert Trent Jones and other outstanding architects. There are famous courses like the TPC at Sawgrass, The King and The Bear, and numerous other championship layouts. There are exquisite clubs, resort courses, and numerous semi-private and public courses. Ponte Vedra Beach’s tennis facilities for both players and fans rank among the finest found anywhere in the world! The best players in the world come to the ATP Tour International Headquarters to sharpen their games, and the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club has been named as the third best tennis resort in America. The St. Augustine area is geared for more casual players and offers 24 lighted courts in various area.

There is an abundance of water sports with a 42-mile stretch of sand beach shoreline, with state parks and public recreation areas. There is also a wide variety of both inland and offshore fishing.

For sports fans, there is The Tournament Players Championship of golf at Sawgrass in May (http://www.golfflorida.com/departments/coursereviews/sawgrass-stadium-course.htm) big-time college football at the Gator Bowl or The Jacksonville Jaguars professional football team at Jaguar Stadium in Jacksonville (http://www.jaguars.com). And famous Daytona International Speedway is just an hour and 15 minutes from St. Augustine. (http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com).