Parks & Recreation

William S. Schafer 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


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.

Announcements

Winter Youth Programs

The City of St. Johns Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for our 2019 winter youth activities. This years activities include our Little Hoopsters Basketball program (Biddy Basketball), 3rd through 6th grade basketball clinic, and Kids Power Karate classes. For more information about these activities, Click here.

Adult Winter Volleyball League

The City of St. Johns Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for the 2019 adult volleyball season. New this year, we will be offering a men's and a coed league on Thursday nights. For more information, Click here to view the 2019 managers packet. 

*New* Nerf Battles 

The gym will be turned into a battle field as teams work together to eliminate their opponent in fierce battles. Teams will be made up onsite with children present. Each child will be given 10 bullets to start, bullets can be collected as the battle continues. Each child must bring their own eye protection and nerf gun, any size. This event will take place November 30th with the first group starting at 6:00 pm. Click here for for information. To register online, Click here. Click here for a copy of the registration form. 

*New* 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 November 5th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and Thursday nights 6:00 pm to 8:00 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 enviornment then this is the place to be! This adult program takes place on Monday Nights starting October 22nd from 7:30 to 9:30 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 Basketball

Open Gym basketball is a fun way to stay in shape and stay connected with the game of basketball. This program will take place on Wednesday nights starting November 7th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 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.

MISSION & MASTER PLAN

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