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NFL Flag Football

The City of St. Johns is a proud member of NFL Flag: powered by USA Football. This league is for children entering 4th - 8th grade. For more information, CLICK HERE!

2017 Mint Festival Tournaments

The City of St. Johns is now taking registration for this years Mint Festival Kickball and 3 on 3 tournaments. For more information and a registration form CLICK HERE.

Summer Swim Lessons

We are now taking registration for swim lessons starting June 19th. For more information about this years summer swim lessons, CLICK HERE . To register online CLICK HERE

Summer Youth Programs

We are now accepting registrations for the summer youth programs. CLICK HERE to view the programs offered this summer. To register online CLICK HERE

Youth Open Gym

The City of St. Johns is offering Open Gym basketball for boys and girls 6th through 8th grade. Open gym will be on Tuesdays starting April 18th through May 23rd from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm and the cost is $2 dollars per child. 

Summer Adult Leagues

The City of St. Johns is now accepting registrations for our summer adult leagues. We offer softball, sand volleyball, and returning for the summer of 2017 kickball. To review a managers packet for any league, Click here

CPR Class

We are now accepting registration for First Aid/CPR  class returning June 1, 2017. For a registration form, Click here


William S Schafer

Recreation Director                                  

E Mail: bschafer@ci.saint-johns.mi.us

Phone: (989) 224-8944 Ext 227

Fax: (989)224-2204

Brandon Blackmon

Recreation Programmer                                  

E Mail: bblackmon@ci.saint-johns.mi.us

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.


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