Shelbyville - Shelby County Parks and Recreation Board was established as a joint board of city-county government in February of 1970. The Board consists of nine members of which four are county representatives, four are city representatives and the ninth is a joint representative. The board oversees and operates twelve park properties consisting of over 818 acres. Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Family Activity Center Conference Room.
Shelbyville - Shelby County Parks Board Members
Hubert Pollett, Chairman
R.H. Bennett, Vice-Chairman
Tommy Webb, Treasurer
Margo Whisman, Secretary
Ron Creque, Member
Angie Pereira, Member
Dickie Phillips, Member
Mike Harrod, Member
Shane Suttor, Member
The main park is Clear Creek Park which is over 130 acres and offers a wide range of activities from athletics to outdoor activities such as camping and canoeing.
A great addition to Clear Creek Park is our five million dollar Family Activity Center. The FAC offers indoor and outdoor swimming, a dry sauna, fitness area and fitness classes, basketball gym, indoor walking/running track, adult and youth sport programs, after school care, summer camps and an administrative area.
Lake Shelby is the oldest of our facilities and is connected to Clear Creek Park. This facility offers RV and primitive camping, natural trails, canoeing, fishing and many outdoor programs.
Red Orchard was donated in 2007 by Clarence Miller. This 131 acre park offers a play pod fitness nature trail for children and adults, horse trails, walking trails, horse arena, dog park, the Miller Outdoor Education Center, and facility rentals.
Shelby Trails was dontated in 2010 by Dr. Roger & Diane Shott. This 389 acre park offers miles of hiking and horse back riding trails, stables, riding arena, riding lessons and guided trail rides.
The citizens of Shelby County are proud of their park system and believe it is one of the finest park systems in the state. Our fees are very competitive and we offer something for everyone. We welcome out-of-county guest and hope they will find our facilities clean and enjoyable. Please check out the rest of this site for everything our great park system has to offer you and your family.