History

History

Earlier park planners not only left St. Joseph with our unique parkway system, but gave us the theme American naturalist. This unique theme, combining European renaissance architecture and American nature is an inspiration to all. This heritage, of which we are all proud was given to us by positive and progressive visionaries. We hope to maintain this attitude and add to the vision with everyone's help.

Share Your Story

 The Parks Department is collecting written personal history from the public. Be a part of sharing your story to help preserve moments in St. Joseph parks history. Think back to your youth or even yesterday and write about the interesting or fun things you did at any of St. Joseph's parks or facilities. Your memories matter to future generations. Help us keep history alive by sharing your story today, online, by emailing your story to Julie Noel or by handwriting your submission and mailing it to Parks Administration, Subject: History Campaign, 1920 Grand Avenue, St. Joseph, MO 64505. Download our entry form (PDF).

Have a picture you want to share with us? Please email or mail them to us at the above email or mailing information above with the date and location of the photo and the names of any individuals in the photo (optional). Thank you for being a part of our history campaign. Your stories make our community come alive and we appreciate your time and attention to helping us preserve it for our community.