Community Meeting Feb. 11th - Draft Parks and Recreation Master Plan (2016 - 2020)
Please join staff Thursday, February 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers, City Hall, 2nd floor, to talk about future park planning over the next five (5) years; and to review the Draft 2016 - 2020 Parks and Recreation Master Plan.Read more ...
Employment: Seasonal Laborer
The City of St. Joseph is currently accepting applications for the position of Seasonal Laborer in the Public Works Department.Read more ...
Advertisement for Bids: 2016 Drain Repairs Project
The City of St. Joseph is seeking bids for the 2016 Drain Repairs Project until 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2016.Read more ...
Advertisement for Bids: Sewer Improvements
The City of St. Joseph is seeking bids for sewer improvements until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2016.Read more ...
Infrastructure takes Priority as St. Joseph Awarded $1 million in Grant Funds
The City of St. Joseph is proud to announce that we have qualified for approximately $1,000,000 in Storm Water, Asset Management and Wastewater (SAW) grant funds to help the City establish a formal Asset Management Plan (AMP) for its public infrastructure.Read more ...
Lighthouse Restoration Update
Rehabilitation of the North Pier Lighthouses and Catwalk is continuing.Read more ...
Public Alert – Ask To See ID of Utility Workers!
A St. Joseph Charter Township resident reported she was visited at her home by a male falsely representing himself as a St. Joseph Water Department employee, who requested access into her house.Read more ...
Light Up the Bluff
The Light Up the Bluff will be on display through Valentine's Day. Click on Press Release 12-2-2015 for more information.
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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
2011 - 2015 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.
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The City of St. Joseph will conduct a Presidential Primary Election on March 8, 2016 for qualified voters of the City of St. Joseph. You must register to vote prior to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016 to be eligible to vote in this election.
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