St. Joseph Parks Department Aims to Limit Flood Damage, Add Bike Trails

The St. Joseph Parks Department submitted a $1.2 million proposal with city parks and riverfront businesses in mind.

700,000 of those dollars would go to Heritage Park.

The remaining 575,000 would go toward a concrete spillway intended to reduce water accumulation during a flood.

Heritage Park has a softball complex that hosts multiple tournaments a summer. Flood damage would make that difficult.

The proposal also includes the addition of three mountain biking trails in Hutson-Wyeth Park.

That plan has reportedly been in development for a while and would cost $400,000.