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Winter Volleyball League - Monday, October 23, 2017

The City of St. Johns recreation department is now accepting registration for the 2018 winter volleyball season. The deadline to register your team for this league is Friday December 1st. Matches will begin Tuesday January 9th. For more information on the league Click here!

Hunter Safety- Classes are now full as of 9/1/2017 - Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Michigan DNR and the City of St. Johns are sponsoring a Hunter’s Safety Training course. This course will be a home study and a field day taking place on October 14. For more information or to print off a registration form, Click Here!

Fall Programs - Monday, July 31, 2017

The City of St. Johns is now accepting registration for our Basketball Clinic and Karate Classes starting this fall. For more information about the Basketball Clinic being held at Gateway Elementary, Click here. For more information about the Karate Classes, Click here. To register online, 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