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Notice of Public Meeting: Special Meeting - Request to Allow Temporary Shore Protection
To view the Public Notice for a Public Meeting of the City Commission on Tuesday, October 22nd at 8:00 p.m., please click here.
Howard Ice Arena Open Skate Schedule
Please click on Open Skate Schedule to view the Open Skate hours. The ice arena will tentatively open on November 18th.
October 2019 Newsletter
October 2019 Newsletter Volume 25, Issue 4 has been published.
Truck or Treat Event
Truck or Treat & Movie at the Ice Arena
October 26, 2019
4:00pm – 6:30pm – Touch a Truck & Trick or Treating
7:00pm – Hocus Pocus, 1993 Disney Halloween movie
Trick-or-Treat Hours for City of St. Joseph Residents
Halloween will be held on Thursday, October 31st from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the City of St. Joseph.Read more ...
Request for Proposals (RFP) Engine 104 Refurbishment
The City of St. Joseph is accepting proposals from interested bidders with sufficient information to submit proposals for consideration by the City of St. Joseph in connection with its needs for the refurbishment of a 1998 Pierce Quantum Pumper.Read more ...
Community Fun Guide Fall 2019
To view the fall recreational newsletter, click here.
To read all the latest news, click here.
Parks & Cemetery
The Parks and Cemetery Division is the crew assigned the task of maintaining properties and their amenities which include restrooms, playground equipment, interactive and ornamental fountains, ball fields and courts, trails, picnic tables, swings, benches, picnic pavilions, flowers and landscaping beds and a community band amphitheater.
Phone: (269) 983-6341
Cemetery: (269) 983-6325 (Riverview Cemetery)
Address: 1160 Broad Street (physical address for shipments, etc.); Mailing address: 700 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085
Hours: 7:30 am - 4 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays.
AFTER HOUR EMERGENCY? PLEASE CALL (269) 983-2571
The City of St. Joseph has begun to implement the 2016 - 2020 Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The three parks initially being looked at include Dickinson Park, Whirlpool Centennial Park, and Riverview Park. To view the preliminary plans, click on the name of the park.
The City of St. Joseph is fortunate to have 17 designated park and beach properties encompassing approximately 200 plus acres available to the public to enjoy.
The Parks & Cemetery Division is the crew assigned the task of maintaining these properties and their amenities which include restrooms, playground equipment, interactive and ornamental fountains, ball fields and courts, trails, picnic tables, swings, benches, picnic pavilions, flowers and landscaping beds and a community band amphitheater.
Please contact the Department of Public Works if you are interested in reserving a picnic pavilion or athletic field. If you are interested in purchasing an annual park pass, please do so at the City Clerk's Office.
The Parks & Cemetery Division is responsible for the management and the general care of the City Cemetery property grounds. In addition to routine property maintenance, the employees also are responsible for lot and columbarium sales and internments in the cemetery.
The Parks & Cemetery Division is responsible for the management of the City of St. Joseph street right-of-way (ROW) and public property tree population. Primary responsibilities include the removal of trees that pose a risk to people or personal property, the pruning of trees to promote aesthetics or eliminate conflicts with cars, people, signs or utilities and the planting of young trees to replace those that were in need of removal.
No work may be performed on a City tree without the prior consent of the Department of Public Works by a resident or a contractor. Residents that would like to request either a removal, trimming or planting of a tree are requested to contact the City at 983-6341.
The Parks & Cemetery Division is responsible for the general care and maintenance of many of the City-owned buildings and their associated landscaping.
SEASONAL DECORATIONS AND BANNERS
The Parks & Cemetery Division crew is responsible for all of the seasonal decorations placed throughout the City throughout the year. The major project performed each year is the placement and removal of all the Christmas decorations on the bluff. With good weather, it typically takes the staff 30 days to get everything erected, secured and wired so that the display is ready to go for the tree lighting ceremony the first Friday in December.
In addition to all the Christmas decorations, the staff also hangs all of the seasonal and special event banners along Main Streets.
The City is responsible for the care and maintenance of the ornamental street lights in the downtown, the parks, on City property and in several neighborhoods. If you notice a street light that is out or needs attention please contact the City at 983-6341 to report it.
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.
Such report was given at their City Commission meeting Monday evening, March 24th, by Randy Counterman, Owner/Operator of Native Landscapes, LLC. To view or download this report, please click here.
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Parks & Recreation
Office Hours at City Hall
Monday – Friday:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Population - 8,365
- City Employees - 81
- City Budget - $22.8 million
- City S.E.V. - $531,397,117 Avg.
- Residential True Cash Value - $199,000
- Square Miles - 4.4
- City Charter - Approved 1928
- Commercial S.E.V. - 96 million
- Industrial S.E.V. - 35 million
- Residential S.E.V. - 395 million
- Tax Millage - 16.5344