St. Joseph Today will be hosting Antiques on the Bluff Labor Day Weekend
St. Joseph Today continues to get the word out about their Antiques on the Bluff, which will be held this Sunday, August 31st in lieu of the first Sunday of September. So, please don't miss out on the monthly Antiques showcase along Lake Bluff Park this weekend. To see the entire weekend's schedule, 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...
Movies in the Park
The last movie of the 2014 summer season is this Saturday, August 30th and will be held in Whirlpool Centennial Park.Read more...
Agenda for 8-25-14 City Commission Meeting
To view the agenda for the City Commission meeting being held Monday, August 25, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 700 Broad Street, please click here.
City Manager's Picture Makes NBC Nightly News
Our City Manager, Richard Lewis, made the NBC Nightly News on Thursday, August 21st, for his ALS Bucket Challenge. Check out his photo: http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nightly-news/als-ice-bucket-challenge-injures-firefighters-320636483933. The local newspaper, The Herald-Palladium did a cover story as well: http://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/local/getting-the-cold-shoulder-for-a-cause/article_52924d22-4684-5a01-962c-ebf91d3aa04c.html. City employees raised $231.00 for ALS.
Whirlpool Compass Fountain Hours for August
The Whirlpool Compass Fountain is free, open to the public, and the hours of operation throughout August include every day from 9 a.m .- 10 p.m. Please come and enjoy!
Master Plan Update
The next Community Action Team Meeting is Wednesday, September 24th from 6:00 pm - 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the St. Joseph High School Student Center.Read more...
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...
To read all the latest news, click here.
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.