SAINT AUGUSTINE – The city of St. Augustine newsletter for May 22 if filled with a variety of helpful information.
Offices for the City of St. Augustine will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Solid waste collections will remain on their regular schedule.
City-managed on-street and off-street parking fees, including at the Downtown Historic Parking Facility, will remain suspended. Parking meters, payment kiosks, and the ParkStAug mobile parking app will not accept payments. The suspension of fees applies only to areas where vehicles may park legally, and does not include loading and delivery zones, taxicab stands, residential parking, or privately managed lots. Drivers are urged to confirm if a lot is owned by the City of St. Augustine and not a private operator as many of those lots have strict towing policies.
For questions about parking, contact the Parking Division at 904.825.1090. For trash collection inquiries, contact the Solid Waste Division at 904.825.1049.
Show us your mask in action with #MaskeradingAsHeroes
If you’re out and about wearing a mask at a local shop or restaurant, snap a picture with their staff wearing their masks. Or just snap a selfie and tag us @CityStAug on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
We are hoping to see an outpouring of support and participation from the community in our shared efforts to keep our city safe and healthy.
Residents, visitors can purchase from VIC
Anyone passing through the Visitor Information Center can purchase face masks at the Gift Shop, currently available only in a 50-count box, with a limit of two boxes per customer.
Initially, the city made available face masks for purchase in bulk quantities to assist local businesses in their ability to safely open and operate, as well as to provide an affordable face mask solution.
Face masks strongly encouraged
The St. Augustine and St. Johns County Visitor Information Center (VIC) reopened to the public on Monday, May 18, with modifications that follow CDC recommended guidelines.
Individually wrapped face masks have been ordered and will be available for purchase when they are in stock, but in the meantime, you can purchase a whole box of 50, limit of two boxes per customer.
Want to learn more about what the city is doing to implement the CDC guidelines? Visit www.CityStAug.com for the full story.
Enjoy free parking, dining, shopping downtown
Parking fees at all city metered areas including the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, on-street spaces and parking lots have been suspended through Sunday, May 31.
Note that the suspension of fees applies only to areas where vehicles may park legally, and does not include loading and delivery zones, taxi cab stands, residential parking, or privately managed lots.
The city hopes this suspension of parking fees will encourage visitors and residents to support the many businesses throughout the city during this recovery period.
The Galimore Community Pool, located at 399 Riberia Street and operated by the St. Augustine Family YMCA, is scheduled to reopen today, Friday, May 22. Pool schedule and prices may be found HERE.
To ensure safety of visitors, the pool will operate according to CDC guidelines. This includes a limit on the number of swimmers allowed in the pool/area based off of the occupancy allowed in restaurants set by the governor, practicing social distancing, and wiping down furniture after use. The bathroom will remain open, however locker rooms and indoor showering will be prohibited. The outdoor shower will remain open.
Questions may be directed to the St. Augustine Family YMCA by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 904.471.9622.