Monthly Park Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving from Friends of Shelby Park and Bottoms.

Park Updates

Shelby Golf Course

Repairs Nearly Complete - Course Set To Reopen Mid-December

Irrigation, cart path, and clubhouse repairs are underway at the Shelby Park Golf Course following damage from the March 3 tornado. The nearly 100-year-old course is one of the oldest continually operating municipal courses in the country and will celebrate its centennial in 2024. Look for updates on social media as the opening date is scheduled.

Trout Stocking in Sevier Lake

The TWRA is scheduled to stock trout in Shelby Park on December 1st. Find up to date trout stocking information on the TWRA website.

Shadow Lane Repairs Continue

Metro Parks contractors are still working on repairs to the greenway following the bridge replacement in Shelby Bottoms. Paving along Shadow Lane Connector Trail.


The Great Shelby Park Pickup!

You see the trash in the park. Now, join your neighbors and Friends of Shelby as we pick up park-wide on Saturday, December 12. There are shifts at 8:30 and 9:00 AM to ensure proper distancing. This is a great opportunity to introduce the little ones to volunteer work!

Thank You Troop 103


The ducks of Sevier Lake are part of what make Shelby so special, and scout troop 103 wants you to know how to keep our winged friends healthy while feeding them. With guidance from the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, the scouts were recently in the park educating fellow park users on the do's and don’ts of feeding the Mallards, Canadian Geese, and American Black Duck.

Do feed:

- Frozen peas

- Small pieces of lettuce

- Cut up grapes

- Any type of birdseed

- Cracked corn

Don’t feed:

- Bread of any kind

- Popcorn

- Chocolate

- Onions or garlic

- Avocados

- Any type of citrus fruit

Feeding ducks and geese can cause:

- Malnutrition that leads to disease

- Territorial disputes

- Pollution

- Aggressive behaviors towards humans


Events and Happenings

Full Belly Friends of Shelby 5K

Get Running and Give Back

Run anywhere, anytime Wednesday through Sunday, November 25 through 29 and you'll be supporting the park and neighbors in need this Thanksgiving.

Race proceeds benefit Shelby Park and Bottoms and the Drkmttr Collective Free Store.


Cornelia Picnic Party Cookie Recipes

A big thank you to everyone who supported the park with their Cornelia Fort Picnic Party purchase. The cookies got such great reviews, our Friends of Shelby Board President, Katey is sharing both of her recipes with you. Get the recipes for - Tough Times Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pumpkin Spice Molasses Cookies.

Get Involved

What has Shelby given you in 2020?

On December 1, join Friends of Shelby and the Lockeland Springs Neighborhood Association as we raise money to replace the Shelby Community Center's original and very worn cabinets and counter tops.

We need your to help us raise the remaining $2800 of this $11,000 project.

December Open Meeting

On December 12 we invite you to join the open membership meeting of the Friends of Shelby Board. We'll meet virtually and review accomplishments from 2020 and responses from the park user survey. If you want to join, email us and we'll send you the link.

Grab your Holiday Gifts

Head down to the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center for unique gifts this holiday season. From mugs and water bottles to shirts and Shelby Bottoms Honey. Find something fun and special for the Shelby fan in your family.

Shelby License Plate

455 plates sold! We're nearly halfway to our 1000 plate goal and securing dedicated, yearly funding for Shelby Park and Bottoms.

Join your neighbors and preorder your plate today for just $35 and support the park that's been there for you all year.

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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