Recreational Opportunities

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St. Joe FIT

 St. Joe FIT is a free program designed to encourage community members to live an active lifestyle while enjoying St. Joseph's great parks and trails. There are some positive changes to the program for the 2021 season. To keep participants safe and healthy, walking events will be held virtually this year. Each section of the trail will have a QR code check-in that will enable participants to walk at times convenient to them. Check back for updated trail maps and information about other fitness opportunities with St. Joe FIT being planned for you! St. Joe FIT is a free program designed to encourage participants to live an active lifestyle while enjoying St. Joseph’s parks and trails. The 2021 season is going virtual to allow participants to walk at times convenient to them. Register or visit the St. Joe Fit Facebook Page for more information.


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.


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)


Fall adult pickleball league registration is from Wednesday, August 25 through Wednesday, September 8, 2021.  Forms must be returned in-person at the parks admin office or at the REC Center.

Adult Fall Pickleball League Registration Form

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 9am-12pm. For more information about the indoor pickleball courts, please call 271-5512.


winter 2022 league registration is underway.  The forms must be returned in-person with payment before Friday, January 7, 2022.  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.

Adult Winter Cornhole League Registration Form


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