City Parks and Recreation

The City of Port St. Joe is home to an exceptional system of recreational park facilities connected as a functioning unit by two excellent trail systems.

The Port City Trail winds through the city's Forest Park area, with nearly four miles of paved and lighted pedestrian surface, approximately ten feet wide in most places. The port City Trail links James "Mr. Benny" Roberts Sports Park, Forest Park Par 3 Golf Course, Forest Park South, Buck Griffin Lake, Lamar Faison Park and Constitution Park.

The Bay Walk Trail borders pristine St. Joseph Bay connecting the four bay front parks; Frank Pate Park, Maddox Park at Shipyard Cove, George Core Park, and Jetty Park. The trail offers a natural, ground oyster shell path with beautiful views and soft gulf breezes.

The two trail systems are connected by a quarter-mile sidewalk that follows the south side of historic Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. (U.S. Hwy. 71) in downtown Port St. Joe.