Looking for something fun to do? St. Joseph offers 17 parks encompassing more than 200 acres, with a variety of recreational opportunities. Whether you prefer an afternoon of fishing, relaxing on one of our beaches, taking a stroll along picturesque trails, or hitting the skateboard park, you're sure to find it here. Current Beach Conditions


2016 - 2020 Parks & Recreation Master Plan

The purpose of the 5-year Parks & Recreation Master Plan is to provide a guide for future park planning in the community for the next five years. In addition, the plan allows for potential funding from the State of Michigan for citizen desired
park improvements. 

Berrien County Parks

Silver Beach, although located on Lake Street in the City of St. Joseph, this popular bathing beach is operated by Berrien County Parks and Recreation. Click here for information about County owned parks and beaches.

Park Facility Rental

The City of St. Joseph recognizes the uniquely attractive setting of its parks and welcomes use of its park facilities for various family activities, including weddings on both Lions and Tiscornia beaches. If you would like more information such as hours, fees, dates, rules and regulations, or to speak with someone directly about availability for your event, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 983-6325.

Park Passes

City residents receive two annual park passes at no charge each year; non-residents may purchase an annual pass through the City Clerk's Office beginning April 1. These annual stickers exempt you from parking fees at both Tiscornia, Lions Beach and the Elm Street lot (below the bluff) parking lots. To obtain a parking pass, simply visit the City Clerk's Office, be sure to bring your driver's license for residency verification.


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