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Notes from the City of St. Augustine

Free Park & Ride Shuttle begins at 9:00am

The St. Augustine Celtic Festival’s annual St. Patrick Day Parade will necessitate some street closures and traffic detours in downtown St. Augustine on Saturday, March 10. The parade begins at 10:00am and lasts approximately two hours.

The parade begins at Riberia St. and Orange St. and continues east on Orange St., south on S. Castillo Dr./Avenida Menendez, west on Cathedral Pl., north on Cordova St., concluding at Francis Field.

To accommodate traffic during the parade:

*  San Marco Ave. southbound traffic on will turn west on W. Castillo Dr.

*  King St. will be two way from Cordova St. to Avenida Menendez.

*  Bridge of Lions westbound traffic will continue west on King St.

*  King St. eastbound traffic will continue east over Bridge of Lions.

Streets closed to all traffic include:

*  Riberia St. between Orange St. and W. Castillo Dr.

*  Orange St. east of Riberia St.

*  S. Castillo Dr./Avenida Menendez north of Cathedral Pl.

*  All of Cathedral Pl.

*  Cordova St. between King St. and Orange St.

Additional information about the Celtic Festival can be found on its website.


Spring Shuttle will serve festivals and city’s busiest weekends

Free park and ride shuttle service returns starting Saturday, March 10, and continues every weekend through April 7.

Parking will be available at the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Building at 200 San Sebastian Way and at the San Marco Lot at  301 San Marco Ave. Shuttles operate approximately every 20 minutes from the two parking lots to the St. Augustine and St. Johns County Visitor Information Center, 10 S. Castillo Dr., adjacent to Francis Field.

Because schedules vary to accommodate festivals at Francis Field, passengers should click here for days and hours of operation.

For more information about all the city’s efforts to address mobility issues, visit


Discounts available at all city-operated parking locations

The ParkNow card offers users a tremendous savings on parking in all city-operated parking lots, on-street parking and the Historic Downtown Parking Facility (HDPF). Instead of paying full price of $2.50/hour at parking meters and pay stations, a ParkNow card user pays only $.50/hour. At the HDPF, instead of paying $15 per entry, those with a ParkNow card pay just $3. Note that entry at the HDPF is limited to one vehicle per card.

Purchase the ParkNow card at the city’s Financial Services Center, 50 Bridge St., Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm at the counter and until 5:00pm at the drive-through window. Cards may also be recharged 24/7 at self-serve kiosks located at the Financial Services Center and on the north side of the HDPF, 1 Cordova St.

More information about the ParkNow Card is available on the city’s website.



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