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St. Johns County Beach Truck Patrols Ending This Weekend

St. Johns County Beach Truck Patrols Ending This Weekend

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Labor Day saw the seasonal end of lifeguards at the county's beaches, and this weekend will see another shift toward the off-season.

Marine Rescue truck patrols will come to an end Saturday.

What that means for anyone going to the beach is that emergency calls will be handled by St. Johns County Fire Rescue since there will be no first responders posted along the beaches.

"Just for Babies" and Family Storytime Schedule, Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library

“Just for Babies” and Family Storytimes resume at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library in September and continue through November 2011. Attached are the flyers with information on the exact dates and times.

September – November, “Just for Babies” will be the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month at 10:15 AM, and Family Storytimes will be every Tuesday each month at 11 AM.

"Just for Babies" and Family Storytime Schedule, Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library

“Just for Babies” and Family Storytimes have their last programs at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library on July 26 (at 10:15 AM and 11 AM respectively) before going on hiatus in August for fall program planning.

Catch a Shuttle to Mickler's Beach This Weekend

Catch a Shuttle to Mickler's Beach This Weekend

The St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department is testing a new pilot program to shuttle beach goers to and from Mickler’s Landing Beach Park, where the parking lot is usually overflowing on weekends. The pilot program will begin this Saturday, June 25, and go for the next three Saturdays.

St. Johns County Studies Traffic at Mickler's Landing

St. Johns County Studies Traffic at Mickler's Landing

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Lynette Shaw is a brave mom.  Not only does she take her kids and their friends to the beach, she braves the parking challenges at Mickler's Landing in Ponte Vedra Beach. 

Weekends are especially full.

Logan Small, who was one of the teenagers with her, said said, "There are cars everywhere. They're on the street. You can't really find a parking spot at all [on the weekends]."

Shaw noted that during the week, it's not as crowded but it is important to come early.

It's not just Mickler's Landing that's seeing more people this year compared to other years. St. Johns County Beach Manager Billy Zeits said all of the beaches' parking lots are full every weekend.

However, there is no doubt, Mickler's is busy.

According to Zeits, St. Johns County is currently studying the beach traffic at Mickler's Landing to come up with an action plan.

Signs ask Park Visitors not to Smoke Around Kids

Signs ask Park Visitors not to Smoke Around Kids

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Slides and swings don't mix with cigarettes, according to the St. Johns County parks department.

County commissioners agreed and now the St. Johns County Recreation & Parks department will place signs in parks saying, "Be courteous. Please refrain from tobacco use in areas designed for children."

Larry Murphy and his wife, Kristi, were at Treaty Park on Wednesday.  "I think that's a good idea. I don't think kids should be exposed to second hand smoke and stuff like that," Larry Murphy said.

His wife added, "I think in public places there should be signs for no smoking around kids."

A group of students approached the county with the idea, which a grant will pay for.

Other counties are placing similar signs in public parks, but St. Johns County officials stress that they are not changing the county ordinance; the signs simply request people to be courteous.

St. Johns County Closures for Good Friday

The Good Friday schedule for various St. Johns County facilities is listed below:

 

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