Open Skate Hours at John & Dede Howard Ice Arena
The John and Dede Howard Ice Arena remains open as the temperatures cooperate.Read more...
Engineering 2015 Summer Intern Position Available
The City of St. Joseph is seeking an individual for the position of Engineering Department Summer Intern.Read more...
Advertisement for Bids: BH-SJ Joint Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Benton Harbor-St. Joseph Joint Wastewater Treatment Plant is seeking bids for the Construction of New Headworks and Miscellaneous Improvements.Read more...
Invitation to Bid for Auditing Services
The City of St. Joseph will be accepting sealed bids for Auditing Services until 12:00 noon on Friday, March 27, 2015.Read more...
Lighthouse Forever Fund 1-12-2015 Press Release
What condition are our Lighthouses in?
The Herald-Palladium's news article in the paper Thursday, August 14th describes the current condition of the North Pier St. Joseph Lighthouses.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
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.
Master Plan Survey
This survey has been developed by the City of St. Joseph as part of the Resilient St. Joseph master planning project. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Understanding how the members of our community see the state of our city now, and what they wish it to be in the future, is an important part of developing a community master plan that will help realize the vision of our community members.
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