In 2008 the City of St. Joseph Commissioned SEH to prepare a Master Park and Trail Plan. The park and trail system plan is a policy document and long-range planning used to guide St. Joseph's future decision making related to community parks, recreation facilities, trails, and preservation of open spaces. The plan will provide St. Joseph with a usable tool that will enable the city to:
Identify community and city concerns
Evaluate current park, trail and open space system
Establish a clear vision and attainable goals for developing, maintaining and expanding the park system.
Set measurable objectives
Determine future park and trail system needs
Make sound recommendations based on park and trail system conditions, public input, and future needs.