Shelby Bottoms Bridge Update

After months of planning and preparation Pedestrian Bridge #5 in Shelby Bottoms has been set in its new location.

Nature Watch

Annual bush hogging is underway near the Shelby Bottoms observation deck and the newly open field make great hunting ground for American Kestrel and other birds of prey.

New Wayfinding Signs

Friends of Shelby partnered with Metro Parks to update the maps at trail intersections in Shelby Bottoms. In all, Parks Maintenance installed 25 new signs so visitors can find their way.


January Cleanup

On January 12 neighbors and friends worked to beautify the area around the Shelby Community Center. Teams planted tree saplings, mulched, cleared trails and washed the playground. Thanks to everyone who participated

In 2020 Friends of Shelby will host a public volunteer event in the park every month. Sign up online to stay up to date on project dates and registration information.


Shelby Community Center

The Shelby Community Center winter schedule is available now. Activities include Adult Soccer and Friday Night Family Skate Night.

Shelby Nature Center

The Shelby Nature Center winter schedule is also available now. Don't miss Bird Friendly Coffee and Mr. Bond's Science Guy the first Saturday of each month.

Shelby Golf Course

Do you love to golf at Shelby? Are you interested in joining Shelby's first Golf Club? Contact Andrew Brown for more details.

Shelby Golf Course Winter Hours

Vinny Links and First Tee

The Vinny Links pro shop and driving range will reopen on February 3rd. The course will reopen March 1st.

Registration for First Tee spring programs opens January 27 with classes starting March 3. www.thefirstteetennessee.org

A big thank you to First Tee for hosting the first Shelby Park and Bottoms stakeholder session.

Do you lead an activity or program in the park and want to get involved? Email Friends of Shelby Executive Director Rebecca Ratz for more details.

Register now for spring sports leagues in Shelby Park

East Nashville Soccer serves kids ages 3 to 13

East Nashville Athletics serves kids 4 to 13 and this season will host the inaugural miracle league for children with special needs

Support the Park

Shelby Park and Bottoms is a one of a kind place that serves everyone in our community and there are so many ways you can support the park.

And don't forget to get your Shelby Park license plate today. East Nashville's only specialty plate that gives ongoing funding to the park and lets you show your east side pride!

Mark Your Calendars

Dates for the 2020 Cornelia Fort Pickin' Parties, a family-friendly concert series and fundraiser supporting Shelby Park and Bottoms, are set.

July 18, August 22, September 26 and October 10.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities or booth space - Contact Us

Don't forget you can help Shelby Park and Bottoms every time you shop. Sign up today for Amazon Smile and Kroger Community Rewards.



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