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

Park Foundation


The Parks Foundation was established in 2011 when the 501c3 status was obtained. This foundation will play a big part in obtaining grants for park additions and improvements.

Money, property, and vehicles can all be given as donations to the Foundation for Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation and will be tax exempt.  Scholarship funds can also be established for large donation amounts in individual or company names.  Immediate park needs are funds to match grants for the Greenway Trail project, trail and property improvement, land acquisition for land adjacent to Clear Creek Park for athletic field expansion, as well as building a new shelter at the Red Orchard Dog Park, and improving the Shelby Trails Park plank fencing. We will be introducing our Parks Foundation Capitol Campaign which focuses on building an addition to the Clear Creek Family Activity Center.

Misson Statement:
“To support the Shelby County Parks Board and provide resources in order to strengthen and grow the present and future Parks system.”

Vision Statement:
“To be a nationally recognized parks system and premiere health/fitness facility, where adults and children come to play, compete, exercise and embrance a lifelong healthy lifestyle.”

Parks Consultant, Clay Cottongim: or at 502-437-52442015 - Late winter - spring - park, kids, etc 042
Foundation Chairman, Mimi Ward:

For additional park foundation information, visit links below.