Parks & Beaches
Parks & Beaches
Eleven Inch Dahlgreen
Dahlgren guns were naval ordnance, designed by John A. Dahlgren USN, used in the period of the American Civil War. This Eleven Inch Dahlgren Cannon was made in 1864 and put here in 1897 as a Civil War memorial.
Galien River County Park
The park includes a mix of upland and wetland habitats along the Galien River, just upstream from the river's mouth at Lake Michigan.
John and Dede Howard Recreation Trail
The John and Dede Howard Recreation Trail is a multi-use path allowing for beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the St. Joseph River over most of the length.
John and Dede Howard Skateboard Park
The John and Dede Howard Skate Park is an in-line skating, skateboarding, and BMX biking facility. Complete with ramps, rails and half-pipes. Helmets are recommended.
Kiwanis Park and Dog Play Park
Something for everyone and beautiful all year round.
Lake Bluff Park
Lake Bluff Park is located along the west side of Lake Boulevard along the top of the bluff, from Park Street north to State Street.
Lion's Park Beach
Lions Park Beach located at the south end of Lions Park Drive, has three shelters, public restrooms, grills, picnic tables, and playground equipment.
Located on Lakeshore Drive north of Hawthorne Avenue, has two separate parking areas with picnic facilities allowing a scenic view of Lake Michigan.
Love Creek County Park & Nature Center
Featuring 10 miles of rolling trails and a picturesque natural habitat just outside Berrien Springs. The Park includes a mature beech-maple forest and spectacular spring wildflowers.
Madeline Bertrand County Park
Madeline Bertrand is located south of Niles and offers a public area of natural beauty along the St. Joseph River. The park has over 5 miles of hiking trails, 18 Hole Disc Golf Course, Pro-Shop, facility rentals, picnic areas, and cross country skiing.
It is a passive park with a playfield and playground equipment. Perfect to round up your friends and kids and have a picnic and a game of frisbee with your dogs.
Rocky Gap County Park
Overlooking Lake Michigan from a bluff in Benton Township, Rocky Gap County Park provides a wonderful place to enjoy the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Silver Beach County Park
Located below the bluff in downtown St. Joseph on Lake Street.
Stubblefield Tennis Courts
Newly constructed tennis courts. Open for public use when not in use by St. Joseph Public Schools. First come first serve and restrooms are available. Located on Stadium Drive near St. Joseph High School.
A family oriented park located on sixteen acres along the shoreline of Lake Michigan in the northwest corner of the City.