Synopsis of 9-22-2014 City Commission meeting
To view the Synopsis from the meeting held September 22, 2014, please click here.
City Manager's Bits & Pieces Report 9-19-2014
To read the Manager's Bits & Pieces report dated September 19, 2014, please click here.
Agenda for 9-22-2014 City Commission meeting
To view the agenda for the City Commisison meeting being held Monday, September 22nd, at 6 p.m., please click here.
Bicentennial Bascule Bridge will be closed for inspection mid-September
Please be advised that the Bicentennial Bascule Bridge (BL-94) is scheduled for maintenance inspection the week of September 15 - 19, 2014 from 8 - 5 daily and will require the bridge to be closed throughout this week causing lane closures to vehicular traffic.Read more...
Regular DDA Meeting scheduled for 9/18/2014 is cancelled
The regular meeting of the Downtown Development Authority scheduled for Thursday morning, 8:30 a.m. on 9/18 has been cancelled. If you have questions, please contact Richard Lewis, DDA Director at 983-5541. Thank you.
Synopsis of 9/8/2014 City Commission Meeting
To view the Synopsis of the 9/8/2014 City Commission meeting, please click here.
Donor Recognition Wall Request for Proposal (RFP)
Whirlpool Compass Fountain Hours for September
The Whirlpool Compass Fountain is free, open to the public, and the hours of operation throughout September will include every day from noon - 2 p.m. and 5 - 9 p.m. . Please come and enjoy!
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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.