Wahbememe Memorial Park is a historical site and County Park. The site has a marker and stone recognizing Potawatomi Chief Wahbememe known as a friend to the settlers of Michigan. According to Legend, while attending a gathering of chiefs in Detroit, Chief Wahbememe learned of plot to attack the settlement later known as White Pigeon. According to the story, he ran 150 miles, without stopping for food or rest to alert the village. After delivering the warning, he collapsed from exhaustion and soon died. His remains are buried on this site and the settlement was later named in his honor.
The St. Joseph County Parks & Recreation Department continually strives to provide local communities access to well-maintained, safe and eco-friendly parks as well as fun recreation opportunities. While entry to our parks is currently free for county residents, we are asking for park supporters to consider making a donation of just $20 for continued development and maintenance. Park Patrons will make a significant difference in the options and features we are able to offer visitors and residents of St. Joseph County. Please consider donating today for better parks tomorrow! For a limited time, donate $20 and receive a free tshirt and water bottle.