Summer Public Art "Beach Bugs" On Display
The City of St. Joseph is pleased to announce that the public art display, "Beach Bugs", has been kicked off and can be found along the sidewalks in downtown St. Joseph for residents and visitors alike to enjoy.Read more ...
2016 Sidewalk Project Status as of May 23, 2016
The City of St. Joseph is currently underway with the 2016 Sidewalk Project. Please click on the Sidewalk Progress Map to see what progress is being made as of May 23, 2016.
Brush Pickup in the City of St. Joseph is the First Full Week of each Month
Please be advised that the City of St. Joseph has a brush collection schedule for 2016, which includes the first full week of each month, May through October. Those dates specifically include May 2 - 6, June 6 - 10, July 5- 8, August 8 - 12, September 6 - 9, and October 3 - 7. If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at 983-6341.
2016 Summer Recreation Program
It's almost Summer Time in St. Joseph! The City of St. Joseph's Summer Recreation Program is now accepting registration for your child(ren).Read more ...
2016 Summer Tennis Camp
Whirlpool Compass Fountain 2016 Schedule
The City of St. Joseph is pleased to announce the opening of Whirlpool Compass Fountain Monday, May 2nd with times of noon - 2 pm and 5 - 9 pm. To look at the entire season's schedule, please click on the Press Release.
Yard Waste Collection Begins Friday, April 1st
Please be advised that Best Way Disposal begins picking up yard waste this Friday, April 1.Read more ...
St. Joseph and Partners Receive 2016 Governor's Award
The City of St. Joseph is excited to share the great news just received from the Governor's Office.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.