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

For Pavilion Rental please dial extension 221 or 201.  To check the availability of pavilions CLICK HERE.

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.


Hunter's Safety Home Study & Field Day

The Michigan DNR and the City of St. Johns are sponsoring a Hunter’s Safety Training course. The training course will be a home study with a mandatory field day at the end. For more information and a copy of this years Hunter Safety course, Click here.

NFL Flag Football

The City of St. Johns Recreation Department is now accepting registration for our NFL Flag Football program, for boys and girls 4th through 8th grade.The league will be divided into grade divisons and will consist of 7 weeks of practice and 5 week of games. Practices will be held during the week with games played on Saturdays. For more information Click here, to register online, Click here.



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