Parks & Recreation

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

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


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 to carry out these activities throughout the year.


Open Swim begins June 25th

Open swim will be availabe June 25th through August 8th. Times will be Tuesday-Thursday 1:15pm-4:45pm

  • $2.00 Children under 7
  • $2.40 Ages 7-17
  • $3.00 Ages 18+

*Children 10 and under must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult (18 years or older)

2019 Mint Festival Tournaments

Information and registration forms are now available for the 3-on-3 basketball tournament, 3-point shootout, and kickball tournament. Visit our Mint Festival page here.

Summer Swim Programs are NOW POSTED!

The City of St. Johns is now accepting registrations for Summer Swim Lessons. Necessary maintenance on the high school pool will be completed in time for programs to begin June 24th. For information on swim lessons, classes, and open swim, please see our program guide. 

FULL SESSIONS: (these sessions are no longer available)

  • Session 1 Level 1 10:50 am
  • Session 1 Level 2-3 10:50 am
  • Session 1 Level 4-5 11:40 am
  • Session 2 Level 2-3, 4-5 10:50 am
  • Session 3 Level 2-3, 4-5 10:50 am
  • Session 4 Level 2-3 10:50 am
  • Session 4 Level Parent/Tot 11:00 am
  • Session 5 Level 2-3 5:30 pm
  • Session 5 Level 2-3 7:10 pm
  • Session 6 Level 2-3 5:30 pm

Check availability by calling the Recreation Department or by coming in to register at the City Offices.

2019 Mint Festival Tournaments

See the Mint Festival Tournament Flyer for kickball and basketball tournament info.

Youth Summer Programs

Please visit our Youth Programs page for information regarding summer programs and camps. You will find the program guide and necessary forms for registration.

Hunter Safety Information

Summer Donation Requests

The Recreation Department is currently accepting donations of the following items. You may drop off donations at the City offices to help grow and improve the youth summer activities in our community.

Summer Adult Leagues

The City of St. Johns is no longer accepting registrations for the 2019 Summer Adult Leagues. Click here for more information about the Sand Volleyball Leagues.  

Wilson Center

Contact the Recreation Department to reserve your rental space in the gymnasium for your next event.

Click here to view the calendar of Wilson Center activities. 

June Pool Calendar

Find the updated June calendar for the pool here.

Adult Open Gym Pickleball

The City of St. Johns is excited to offer this new adult program this fall/winter. Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. This program will take place on Tuesday mornings starting the weeks of January 7th, Thursday nights 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at the Wilson Center Gym. The cost to take part in this program is $4 per night or you can purchase an open gym pass for $20 good for 6 visits.

Adult Open Gym Volleyball

If you are looking to play volleyball in a fun, easy going environment, this is the place to be! This adult program takes place on Monday nights starting January 7th from 7:30 to 9:30 running through April 29th, at the Wilson Center Gym. The cost to take part in this program is $4 per night or you can purchase an open gym pass for $20 good for 6 visits. 


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