Park Street Bridge Project to start after Labor Day
The Park Street Bridge Project will start this coming Tuesday, September 8, 2015. As a reminder, westbound one way traffic will be maintained throughout construction.Read more...
Botham Avenue Roadway Project
August 30th Update follows:
Hoffman Brothers informed the City that concrete work is scheduled for the Botham Avenue Reconstruction Project in the coming week.Read more...
North Pier Lighthouses Rehabilitation Update 8-24-2015
Last week the contractor completed media blasting and prime painting of five sections of the catwalk near the outer light, and replaced steel angles along the catwalk inshore of the inner light.Read more...
Press Release: Lighthouse Forever Fund's Final Push
We invite you to read a new update relating to the Lighthouse Forever Fund. To view the 5-28-2015 Press Release, please click here.
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
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.