Silver Beach, St. Joseph, Michigan

Silver Beach is the the name of a historic amusement park at the confluence of the St. Joseph River and Lake Michigan.  The city Fathers and Mothers wanted to recreate the ambiance and excitement of the long-lost park.  Sam Marts Architects & Planners was part of the design team that came together and in 5 design charrettes imagined this new dramatic facility.  The location, at St. Joseph’s front stoop, takes advantage of abandoned manufacturing facilities.