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Monthly Park Newsletter

Park Updates

Park User Survey

Give your input about the park. The survey only takes 5 minutes and your feedback will provide Friends of Shelby with important information to shape our initiatives in the years to come.


Catch the Fall Leaves Before They're Gone

Shelby Park and Bottoms have great fall colors! Be sure to look for Sweetgum, Maple, and the beautiful Bald Cypress. You can see it all on the Fall Colors Bike Ride hosted by the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center

Free Boot Camp & Yoga

Shelby Community Center has a new program schedule and new programs including Boot Camp and Yoga.

Flag Football Sign Ups

East Nashville Athletics invites girls and boys ages 9 to 13 to sign up for fall flag football.

An alternative to full-contact football, East Nashville Athletics Flag Football programs are designed to introduce young athletes to the rules and skills of the game while providing a safe environment to grow in the sport. Find all the details and register online


Cave Spring Work Continues

On Saturday, October 10 twenty more volunteers worked in the rain to place soil and plant new perennials. The reclamation of this unique natural and historic spot is nearly complete. Never been to Cave Spring? Here's a map to help you find it.

Next Tuesday, October 27 we need a handful of folks to help with finishing touches like mulching, path work, and clean up!

Shelby Avenue Tree Planting

On November 14th and 15th you can help plant trees along Shelby Avenue - the first installment of 500+ trees that will form the 2.5 mile long Shelby Avenue arboretum. This Nashville Tree Conservation Corps project will eventually extend into Shelby Park!

Sign Up To Volunteer

Events and Happenings

Full Belly Friends of Shelby 5K

Join us this Thanksgiving weekend for a virtual run benefiting Shelby Park and Bottoms and the Drkmttr Collective Free Store.

Get your team together!

Every team of 4 or more is eligible for great prizes. Plus, for every team of 8 or more, a generous donor will contribute an additional $50 to both Friends of Shelby and the Drkmttr Free Store!


Cornelia Fort Picnic Party

Only One Week Left To Order!

Support Shelby Park and Bottoms and enjoy a take-home Cornelia Fort Picnic Party. The October picnic features snacks from Lillian St. Bread and In Good Company. Each cooler comes with a bottle of wine from Woodland Wine Merchant and a six-pack of beer from Yazoo Brewery.

This month every picnic includes 2 Cornelia Fort Airpark mugs from our friends at Morgan Dale Law.

Membership Matters

John and Sarah are park users, volunteers, and Friends of Shelby Members.

We love Shelby! It is an incredibly special place. No matter the season, we can spend an afternoon walking the greenway, tandem biking at Cornelia, or chipping around on the golf course. It's the best place to energize in the morning or wind down after a busy day. There is truly something for everyone. We support Friends of Shelby so that we can preserve this magical park that really feels like an extension of our home.

Show your love of Shelby Park and Bottoms with a membership that supports the park year-round.

Shelby License Plate Update

First, we reached 400 presales earlier this month! Bringing us even closer to our goal of 1000.

Second, we have refreshed and refined the plate design for final production. The main change is the much-requested incorporation of the Shelby train trestle into the design. And like Shelby Bottoms, there is also a mysterious friend - can you find her?

Preorder your plate today for just $35 and help create sustained funding for Shelby Park and Bottoms. The only East Nashville specialty license plate.

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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