Enjoy your Holiday Season in St. Joseph
The City of St. Joseph and St. Joseph Today are proud to present a busy holiday season for all to enjoy! Click here to find out more details.
Howard Ice Arena opens Thanksgiving Day at 4 p.m.
Enjoy ice skating at the Howard Ice Arena beginning Thursday, November 27th, Thanksgiving Day, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.Read more...
Agenda for 11-24-2014 City Commission meeting
To view the agenda for Monday night's City Commission meeting being held at 6 p.m., please click here.
2015 Public Art theme approved by City Commission
The City Commission unanimously approved the theme for the 2015 Public Art project at their Monday night meeting.Read more...
Bits & Pieces 11-7-2014
To view the City Manager's Bits & Pieces report dated 11/7/2014, please click here.
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...
The Golf Channel's 'Morning Drive' program Touts Harbor Shores Golf Club
As a traveling journalist for The Golf Channel, Matt Ginella shares his journey to Michigan's Great Southwest as he visits Harbor Shores Golf Club, the Boys and Girls Club, interviews the owner of Larks Bar-B-Que, etc. Check it out by clicking here!
Invasive Plant Survey and Assessment 3-10-2014
The City Commission asked for a survey and assessment to be completed as it relates to invasive plants within the City of St. Joseph.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.