The W.I. Park is a day park with tennis courts, playground, washrooms, sand beach and swimming area in Richards Landing.
At the Women’s Institute (W.I.) Park you will find a sandy public beach, safe swimming, playground equipment, picnic pavilions and a tennis court where pickle ball and tennis games are held in the spring to early fall. Mountain biking and cycling are also a great thing to do in the summer. If you are visiting the Island and would like to venture out on a bike ride, The Township of St. Joseph has bike rentals available at the Richards Landing Marina. The Island has numerous groomed trails and areas to explore, you are sure to enjoy the natural beauty of our Island’s forests.
Also downtown is the Tranter Park with a multi-purpose pad with full rink boards used for basketball and ball hockey during the summer months and skating and pick-up ice hockey in the winter. Tranter Park also has a wonderful new playground structure, swings and large grassy play area with accessible playground equipment.
The Township has baseball fields, soccer fields, concert and festival facilities at the Centennial Grounds. All these locations are connected by a system of paved roads and walking trails that allows residents and visitors alike to explore the community and enjoy its quiet beauty.
Stribling Point Nature Park
A leisurely drive or bike ride west on Hwy 548 out of Richards Landing will take visitors to the Stribling Point Nature Park with its forested hiking trails, waterfront and viewing station. In addition to the Sailors’ Encampment site further along Hwy 548, you will find excellent viewing points to watch freighters maneuver through the shipping channel along the Canada-U.S. border. At some points along Sailors’ Encampment one can view these large vessels from only a few hundred yards away.
The St. Joseph Island Marine Park at Stribling Point offers a rustic, natural experience with numerous forest trails. In the winter you can also snowshoe along the trail path. Whether it’s summer or winter, Stribling Point is a great place to watch huge tanker ships as they sail upstream to Lake Superior. Just up the street from the Marina, you’ll find Cenotaph Park. With huge shade trees, well maintained grass, park benches and picnic tables, you’ll have an opportunity to observe the World War I & II cenotaph and gain a new appreciation for the peace that envelops this park and community.
Journey along any of the paved secondary Township roads and experience spectacular views and quiet moments exploring beautiful waterfront views and rolling farmland where you will find opportunities to purchase farm-fresh produce right at the farm gate.