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Parks & Recreation

William S. Shafer, Recreation Director
Phone:  (989) 224-8944 ext. 227
Fax:  (989) 224-2204

Brandon Blackmon, Recreation Programmer
Phone:  (989) 224-8944 ext. 228
Fax:  (989) 224-2204

For Pavilion Rental please dial extension 221 or 201.  To check the availability of pavilions CLICK HERE.

The Recreation Director and Programmer are responsible for the planning, organizing and operation of the cultural, athletic and recreational activities in the City. They work in cooperation with other groups and individuals in carrying out these activities throughout the year.


Winter Youth Programs

The City of St. Johns Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for the 2018 Winter Youth Programs. This years winter programs are; Kids Power Karate Classes, Photography Classes, Little Hoopsters Basketball Program, and 3rd through 6th grade basketball clinic. For more information on any of these programs, Click here and to register online Click here.

Pizza Party with Santa

Join the St. Johns Recreation Department at our third annual Christmas event Friday December 15th. This event will be fun for the children as they will make their Christmas lists to Santa, participate in Christmas themed arts and crafts projects, take pictures and receive a gift from our special guest, Santa. Registration forms must be dropped off or mailed in by Wednesday December 13th. Click here to view and print off the registration form. To register online, Click here!

Winter Volleyball
The City of St. Johns is now accepting registrations for the 2018 Winter Volleyball season. Games will be played on Tuesday nights starting January 9th. For more information about this league and to view the managers packet, Click here!


Mission Statement: Promote a broad, year round range of quality indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities to City residents of all ages and physical and mental abilities and encourage inter-generational participation in activities.

Five Year Master Plan 2016-2020