St. Joseph County Parks issues reopening plan


St. Joseph County Parks has released its plan for gradually reopening County Park facilities.

As of now, County Parks and trails are open to the public. When hiking, remember to stay on designated trails and keep dogs on a 6-foot leash.

Beginning June 3, County Park offices are scheduled to reopen, and playgrounds are tentatively scheduled to open on June 15. Drinking fountains will remain closed.

Reservations for open air shelters at all County Park locations will resume on July 6 and larger special events allowed to take place beginning that day, so long as CDC guidelines for social distancing are followed.

Enclosed shelter reservations may begin on August 3.

All St. Joseph County Parks are open on weekends from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and open at 8 a.m. on weekdays.

For questions, visit, call the County Parks Main Office at (574) 277-4828 or email


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