Public Meeting Notice for Botham Avenue Reconstruction Project
A public meeting will be held on June 3, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at City Hall to update those who may be impacted by the project. To view the Public Notice in its entirety, please click here.
Request for Proposal: Professional Services for a Water System Reliability Study & General Plan
To view the Request for Proposal for Professional Services for a Water System Reliability Study & General Plan, please click here.Read more...
Whirlpool Compass Fountain Hours
The Whirlpool Compass Fountain Hours for 2015 include:
May 1 - May 23: Noon - 2 p.m. and 5 - 9 p.m. daily
May 24 - Sept. 7: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily
Sept. 8 - closing: Noon - 2 p.m. and 5 - 9 p.m. daily
Seeking Director of Public Works
The City of St. Joseph is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Public Works and Services.Read more...
Restoration of St. Joseph Lights Bidding Timeline
Issuance of Construction Documents for Bids will commence on April 27, 2015 with Contractor Bids Due on May 19, 2015. Please check back for updated information about the bidding process as it becomes available.
2015 Summer Recreation Program
SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE! It's time to start thinking about summertime fun.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.