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Top 16 Neighborhood Amenities in St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine is the oldest continuously inhabited European-established city in the United States. The city has plenty to offers its residents and tourists alike. This guide gives a brief overview of the amenities in the area, such as: parks, shopping centers, hospitals, libraries, community centers, etc.

Saint Johns Plaza Shopping Center

The shopping center houses a variety of vendors, such as: Bally Nails, Beauty Magic, Cardtronics ATM, Convenient Business Solutions, Falafel Queen, First Coast Fitness Equipment Of St Augustine, Hair Loft, Indian River Merchant Service, Mattress One, Mikato Japanese Steak House, Pet Supermarket, Inc., Redbox, The Meeting Room, West Marine, Winn Dixie, Yummy Wok.

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St. Augustine Premium Outlets

St. Augustine Premium Outlets, located across the street from St. Augustine Outlets, is actually part of the same mall and offers the same outdoor/indoor mall experience. Shops to be found here include: Adidas, Calvin Klein, G.H. Bass & Co., Gymboree Outlet, Stride Rite Keds Sperry, Brighton Collectibles, Movado Company Store, Kitchen Collection, and many more.

Source: http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=55
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St. Augustine Outlets

St. Augustine Outlets offers shoppers and outdoor/indoor mall experience. The center has a range of world class shops, some situated independently outside and some within a central building. The range includes such stores as: Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH,  St. John, Lucky Brand Jeans, and the only Gucci Outlet in the Southeast United States. The center provides plenty of parking and several fast-food options as well.

Source: http://www.staugoutlets.com/
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Flagler Hospital

Flagler Hospital is St. Augustine's first hospital, it was established in 1889. Flagler is a not-for-profit hospital which offers 335 beds and a wide range of services, from surgery and emergency care to sleep disorder and behavioral health. The hospital has been ranked among the top hospitals in the country for eight consecutive years.

Source: http://www.flaglerhospital.org/
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St Johns County Public Library

More than 30 years after it was open, the Main Library of the St Johns County Public Library System continues to be the hub of community activity for St. Augustine. More than 25,000 visitors per month walk through its doors in order to use its numerous services. The Main Library houses the largest print collection in the St. Johns County Public Library System. Collections included in the Main Library are children's, young adult, adult fiction and non-fiction, Florida Reference, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and newspapers.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Johns_County_Public_Library_System
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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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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
Image Courtesy of: Torsten Reuschling

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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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
Image Courtesy of: Todd Nienkerk

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
Image Courtesy of: Andy Morales

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/
Image Courtesy of: Scott Akerman

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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Top 16 Neighborhood Amenities in St. Augustine, FL