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Top 14 Recreation Venues in St. Augustine, FL

The city of St. Augustine offers a variety of recreational venues and activities, like: green parks, sport centers, water-sports, cruising, fishing, and much more. Check out this guide and visit some of the best recreational spots in town.

Davenport Park

Davenport Park is more commonly known as the Carousel Park thanks to the antique carousel which has been attracting visitors of all ages for decades. The park is fully enclosed and is safe for kids to play freely. The park's playground, Kourtney's Corner, is fully handicap accessible and offers slides, monkey bars, etc.

Source: http://www.staugustinegovernment.com/residents/parks.cfm
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Hamilton Upchurch Neighborhood Park

Hamilton Upchurch Neighborhood Park offers visitors a large number of amenities, such as: a picnic area, a fitness trail, playground equipment, nature overlook and a beginner inline and skateboarding area.

Source: http://www.staugustinegovernment.com/residents/parks.cfm
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Fullerwood Park

Fullerwood Park is a relatively new park, having been completed in 2007. The park offers visitors a basketball court, a slide, swings, monkey bars, and many other amenities.

Source: http://www.staugustinegovernment.com/residents/parks.cfm
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Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park is located by the St. Augustine Lighthouse and borders the Salt Run. The park is home to a boat ramp and several kayaking and yachting clubs. The J. Edward "Red" Cox Recreational Facility is also located in the park and offers tennis courts and a playground.

Source: http://www.staugustinegovernment.com/residents/parks.cfm
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Nelmar Terrace Park

Nelmar Terrace Park is a small, but beautiful passive park built in 2009. The park was a project started by the Nelmar Terrace Neighborhood Association and completed in conjunction with the local community, the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, and support from the City of St. Augustine.

Source: http://www.staugustinegovernment.com/residents/parks.cfm
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Oglethorpe Park

Oglethorpe Park was dedicated in 1938, alongside with its centerpiece, a monument dedicated to James Oglethorpe. The park is a serene place with large oak trees, old benches and a more recent bike rack.

Source: http://www.staugustinegovernment.com/residents/parks.cfm
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Pomar Park

Joe Pomar, Jr. Park is home to a baseball field, football field, soccer field, and a kayak launch. The fields are often used for youth games and offer nearby restrooms and concession stand. The kayak launch is one of the few within the city limits, it offers kayakers access to the San Sebastian River through a small creek which crosses the north side of the park.
Pomar park is also home to a dog park and picnic spots.

Source: http://www.staugustinegovernment.com/residents/parks.cfm
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Park Project SWING

SWING is an acronym for St. Augustine's Wish for Its Next Generation and represents a community built 23,000 sq. ft. playground. SWING offers a multitude of things to keep kids entertained, from slides and swings to wooden forts and towers, and other various play equipment.

Source: http://www.staugustinegovernment.com/residents/parks.cfm
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Bayfront Mini Golf

Bayfront Golf is the oldest miniature golf course in the entire state of Florida, it opened in 1949. Renovated over the years, the course maintains its original look and feel, and offers an enjoyable way to spend a evening. Bayfront Golf offers a snacks and drinks bar, perfect for game-time breaks. Group and tournament discounts are available.

Source: http://www.ripleys.com/redtrains/bayfront-mini-golf/
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Anastasia Mini Golf

Anastasia Miniature Golf offers a pirate themed course which allows its visitors to see a wrecked ship, find the talking fish and search for treasure. It is locally owned and family operated.

Source: http://www.anastasiaminigolf.com/about-us.html
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Raging Water Sports

Raging Water Sports offers a whole fleet of water vehicles for rent, from jet skis and kayaks to full-size motorboats and guided water tours of the city. The tours offer the possibility to spot a wide range of wildlife along with enjoying the historic city of St. Augustine from the sea. Raging Water Sports also offers lodging and fine dinning.

Source: http://www.ragingwatersports.com/
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W E Harris Community Center

W E Harris Community Center sits on six acres of land and offers a large number of amenities, such as: softball/baseball field, basketball courts, tennis courts, play-area, covered picnic areas, and a fully equipped gym.

Source: http://www.co.st-johns.fl.us/Recreation/Parks/Hastings.aspx#.U4MHrHKSykw
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Sea Love Charters

The company offers full & half day deep sea fishing Trips. Fishing tackle and bait are provided. Private charters available for offshore fishing and gulfstream trolling. Fish: Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Wahoo, Tuna, Billfish, Dolphin, Cobia, Shark. It is located just minutes from Downtown St. Augustine and the Inlet. The company organizes weddings, birthdays and special events on the water.

Source: http://www.sealovefishing.com/
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Double D Excursions (water activities)

Double D Excursions are run by Captain Dusty Derickson and offer a wide variety of water activities - Sightseeing, Beach picnics, Dolphin & nature, Party cruise, Sunset cruise, Photography, Limited fishing. Each excursion can also be customized to fit individual needs.

Source: http://www.doubledexcursions.com/
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Top 14 Recreation Venues in St. Augustine, FL