Press Release: Christmas Tree Pick Up
Please be advised that Public Works staff will pick up city residents’ Christmas trees throughout the month of January. To view the January 6, 2017 Press Release, please click here.
Employment Opportunity: Mechanical Inspector
The City of St. Joseph is accepting applications for the position of Mechanical Inspector.Read more ...
Employment Opportunity: Water/Sewer Superintendent
The City of St. Joseph is accepting resumes for the position of Water & Sewer Superintendent.Read more ...
November/December 2016 "City Connection" Newsletter
The November/December 2016 City Connection newsletter has been published.
"Fishing for Fun in St. Joseph" is St. Joseph's 2017 Public Art Display
"Fishing for Fun in St. Joseph" is the 2017 theme for the City of St. Joseph's 2017 summer public art project.Read more ...
Sewer Televising Update
Sewer cleaning and televising is underway as part of the City’s SAW (Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater) Grant work.Read more ...
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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
- City Boat Launch
- Dickinson Park
- John and Dede Howard Family Trail
- John and Dede Howard Ice Arena
- John E.N. Howard Band Shell
- Kiwanis Park
- Lions Park Beach
- Lookout Park
- Margaret B. Upton Arboretum
- Milton Park
- Riverview Park
- Tiny Tots Park
- Tiscornia Beach
- West Basin Marina
- Whirlpool Centennial Park | Compass Fountain
- Whittlesey Park
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
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.
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. Parking passes must be permanently affixed to the lower corner of your vehicle's driver side window.