City Calendars hand-delivered to residents
Every residence should have received a calendar hanging on their front door as the St. Joseph High School Cross Country team hand-delivered them Saturday morning.Read more...
City's leaf pickup schedule extended
2015 Public Art - Splishin' and a Splashin'
Please apply to sponor and/or paint one of the 21 molds for the 2015 Public Art Project, which begins May 15, 2015 in downtown St. Joseph.Read more...
Howard Ice Arena Holiday Open Skate Schedule
To view the holiday schedule for the Howard Ice Arena, please click here.
December 22nd City Commission Meeting Cancelled
Please be advised that the City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, December 22, 2014, has been cancelled. On behalf of the St. Joseph City Commission and staff, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.
Synopsis from 11-08-2014 meeting
To view the synopsis from the City Commission meeting held Monday, December 8, 2014, please click here.
Bits & Pieces 12-4-14
To view the City Manager's Bits & Pieces report dated 12-5-14, please click here .
Lighthouse Forever Fund Surpasses Million Dollar Mark
The Lighthouse Forever Fund has raised more than $1 million towards its $2 million fundraising goal. To read the Press Release in its entirety, please click here.
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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.