Recreational Opportunities

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St. Joe Fit

St. Joe FIT is a free program designed to encourage participants to live an active lifestyle while enjoying St. Joseph's parks and trails. Registered participants can join classes and other fitness activities thanks to sponsorships from the Senior Foundation, Plasma Biological Services and through partnerships with the REC Center and the YMCA. St. Joe FIT 2019 season will explore the trails from April 12 to May 30, indoor walks at the Rec Center on Thursdays from June 6 through August 29, and more trail walks from September 5 through October 17. Register or visit the St. Joe Fit Facebook Page.

Trails

The hike and bike trails provide a safe alternative system for bicycle and pedestrian travel throughout the community. This system parallels the parkway system and gives the biker or pedestrian a constant beautiful scenic view as well as being free from vehicular traffic.

St. Joseph Bike Trail Map (PDF)

This map provides information about the different trail sections and users with a visual guide.

Tennis

Noyes Tennis Complex has 12 outdoor courts and hosts all local high school matches and tournaments, home matches for Missouri Western State University, and a USTA Women's Tournament. Hyde Park has three outdoor courts, as does North Side Complex and Corby Grove. These courts are more of a recreational nature.

The St. Joseph Parks and Recreation Department will host a youth tennis program during the months of June and July at the Noyes Tennis Center. The program will be divided into three age divisions.

Summer Youth Tennis Program Registration and Information (PDF)

Pickleball
Three outdoor pickleball courts are located at the Bode Sports complex for recreational play. Up to six indoor pickleball courts are located at the St. Joseph REC Center.  The REC Center offers open gym pickleball on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information about the indoor pickleball courts, please call 271-5512.

Cornhole

Adult cornhole leagues are available in the fall and winter months.  League play consists of doubles matches.  For more information about cornhole league registrations, please contact David Cavin at 816-271-5518 or email David Cavin. For more information about the adult cornhole league, visit the Facebook page.

Horseshoes

Horseshoe courts are located at Noyes Athletic Complex (16), Hyde Park (four), John Lucas Center, and Northside Complex. Approximately four tournaments a year are held at Noyes Athletic Complex. For information on tournaments, please call 816-232-5577.

Nature Trail

Located behind the four acre Corby Pond, this popular trail can be accessed from the northeast side of the pond off the parkway. Mammals, birds, trees, and vegetation highlight this scenic trail utilized for educational trips and nature enthusiasts.

League Opportunities

Recreational Affiliate Programs