Shelby County Parks 717 Burks Branch Road, Shelbyville, KY 40065 502.633.5059

About Us

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 900 acres. Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Family Activity Center Conference Room.

For board meeting and public speaking policies: please Click Here.  For parks board bylaws, Click Here.

Shelbyville – Shelby County Parks Board Members

  • Hubert Pollett, Chairman
  • R.H. Bennett, Vice-Chairman
  • Matt Burgin, Treasurer
  • Margo Whisman, Secretary
  • Ron Creque, Member
  • Angie Pereira, Member
  • Dickie Phillips, Member
  • Mike Harrod, Member
  • Shane Suttor, Member

Shelbyville / Shelby County Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of recreation activities and programs for all age levels and abilities.  Our hub of the park system is Clear Creek Park which is over 130 acres and offers a wide range of activities from multiple sports leagues to outdoor activities such as walking, running, multiple playgrounds, picnicking, and much more!

A great addition to Clear Creek Park is our five million dollar Family Activity Center. The FAC was opened in 2000 and 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, nature trails, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, fish fries and many outdoor activities.

Red Orchard Park was donated in 2007 by Clarence Miller and is a nature lovers paradise. This 131 acre park offers a play pod fitness nature trail for children and adults, horse trails, hiking trails, horse arena, 5 acre dog park, the Miller Outdoor Education Center, and facility rentals.

Shelby Trail Park was donated in 2010 by Dr. Roger & Diane Shott. This 462 acre nature preserve and equestrian park offers miles of horse back, hiking and running trails, horse stables and boarding, indoor riding arena, riding lessons and guided trail rides.

Finchville Park gives you that small town feel and country charm.  Located in Finchville, KY about 5 miles south of Shelbyville this 11 acre park offers a picnic shelter with meeting room, outdoor grill, 1 mile walking path, children’s playground, athletic field and small pond with wildlife viewing opportunities.

Clear Creek Greenway Trail:  Phase 1 of the Clear Creek Greenway Trail was completed in 2015.  Phase 1 runs approximately 1 mile one way from 7th Street in Shelbyville near the rail road bridge to Stratton Bottom Park along Clear Creek.  This trail is a concrete/paved trail ideal for walking, running, bicycles, rollerblades, and others along the shaded creek bank of Clear Creek.  No motorized vehicles are allowed.  Phase 2 and 3 will eventually connect Clear Creek Park/Lake Shelby with Red Orchard Park on the south side of Shelbyville on Kentucky Street and will be approximately 5.5 miles one-way.

Shelbyville / Shelby County Parks offers several other smaller parks and amenities including mini-parks and our skate park around the community.  Explore this website to find all the recreation activities you need!  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.

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