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

Clear Creek Park

717 Burks Branch Road
Shelbyville, KY, United States

Programs / Amenities / Events / Activities

Clear Creek Park is Shelbyville/Shelby County’s original and oldest park and is the main hub of activity for the park system.  The park is 130 acres in size, named after Clear Creek which runs through parts of the park and creates Lake Shelby.  The park was established in 1974.  A large part of the park land was donated by Dr. A.L. Birch, a local veterinarian, who’s family farm once was Clear Creek Park.  His generous donation started everything that we have today as the park system has grown to over 900 acres with 12 parks spread throughout the county.  Dr. Birch’s original family home, the Birch House, still stands today, and is home to the Shelby County Parks Foundation, an organization whose mission is to financially support the park system as a whole.  Other parts of Clear Creek Park was acquired through a grant process and combined with Dr. Birch’s donation created the 130 acres of the park.2014 - Summer 400

Clear Creek Park has so much recreation to offer the citizens of Shelby County and surrounding counties.  The Clear Creek Family Activity Center is a 40,000 square foot facility that has indoor pool with lap and open swimming, outdoor pool with water slide, basketball courts, weight room & cardio equipment, fitness classes, after school program, indoor walking track, rentals, memberships & daily admissions and multiple other program activities.  Play a round of golf at Clear Creek Golf Course, enjoy the serenity at Lake Shelby by enjoying fishing, boating, picnicking or camping, enroll your kids into the athletic program or C3 Campsrent a facility, walk the trails or play tennis, basketball or pickleball on the outdoor courts.  There is plenty to do!


More Information about Clear Creek Park

Enjoy these great activities at Clear Creek Park:

  • Lake Shelby (Fishing, Boating, Camping, Hiking, Picnicking, Playground)
    Athletic Program (Variety of Adult & Youth sports)
    Family Activity Center (Rec. Programs, C3 Camps After School Program, Swimming, Exercise, Walking, Fitness Classes, Basketball Courts)
    Clear Creek Golf Course
    6 Outdoor Lighted Tennis Courts
    1 Outdoor Basketball Courts
    3 Outdoor Pickleball Courts
    1 mile Wilder Fitness Trail
  • Warrior Fitness Trail

Squire Boone and Soil Conservation Nature Trails
4 Playgrounds including the award winning Little Heroes Playground
Multiple Rentals (Indoor & Outdoor) including shelters, meeting space, event space and more.

Healthy minds, healthy bodies is what Clear Creek Family Activity Center can offer you.  With a wide array of social activities, special events, aquatic programs, fitness and sports programming, The Family Activity Center has it all for you.

Inside the FAC, as we like to call it, you will find a full size basketball court, a walking / running track, a fitness room, a big screen TV., common area/lounge, an 8 lane 25 yard swimming pool and children’s pool with a slide, party room next to the pool, sauna, conference room and more.

The Family Activity Center is a great place to pamper yourself through wellness seminars and physical conditioning programs.  Develop new friendships at events designed for senior adults, teens and families such as card tournaments, sports camps, after-school programs, games and much, much more.

Hours of Operation

Family Activity Center

Monday – Friday
5:30 am – 7:00 pm (except holidays)

8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Outdoor Splash Pool

(Open Memorial Weekend
thru Labor Day)

Monday – Saturday
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Holiday Hours

Easter: Closed

Memorial Day: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

July 4th: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Labor Day: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thanksgiving: Closed
Day After: 8:00 am – 9:00pm

Christmas Eve and Christmas: Closed

New Year’s Eve: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
New Year’s: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Clear Creek Park and the FAC are your places for sports!  The Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks and Recreation Department has been a leader throughout the years in not only youth sports, but adult sports as well.  Our variety of sports programs offer fun and excitement throughout the year to all ages.   From adult volleyball, kickball and softball  to  many children’s sports leagues including softball, baseball, soccer, vollleyball and winter basketball all ages can enjoy the fun and benefits of exercise through sports.  Check out all of our sports league signups, schedules and leagues available and get your family involved and moving.


Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation has many facilities available for rent for your next family reunion, meeting, gathering, wedding/reception, baby shower, etc.

Rentals available in Clear Creek Park:
(Click on facility name to view more information)

Waldridge Center – Located in the Family Activity Center, this room will seat 100-125 people.  It is equipped with a full kitchen, restroom, tables and chairs.

Conference Room – Located in the Family Activity Center, this room will seat about 25-30 people.  Tables and chairs available.

Gymnasium – Located in the Family Activity Center, rent the gym for a night of sports for your child’s next birthday!

Pool Rentals – The indoor or outdoor pools can be rented after hours.  Price based on swimmers.

Lap Lane Rentals – During Public Hours, lap lanes are available for rental at $15 per hour per lane and a group rate of $3.50 per non member. Must contact Aquatics Director for availability.

Pool Party Room – Located in the Family Activity Center by the kiddie pool, this room will seat 20-25 people.

FAC full facility rentals and lock-ins are also options!

Amphitheater – Located at Gate 3 past the softball fields.  This facility can be rented for concerts, weddings, family events or profit fundraisers.

Colonel Sanders Shelter – Located at Gate 3, first shelter on left past softball fields, has electric, wooden picnic tables, grill, playground, horse shoe pits, sand volleyball court, restrooms and will seat around 150.

Hilltop ShelterLocated at Gate 3, second shelter on left past softball fields, has picnic tables, electric, horse shoe pits, sand volleyball court, playground, grill and will seat around 150.

James Rogers ShelterLocated at Gate 3, third shelter on left past softball fields, has wooden picnic tables, grill and will seat 16-20.

House Shelter
Located behind the Birch House at main gate, has wooden picnic tables, playground  and will seat 25-50.

Lake Shelby Rentals:
Moses RubenLocated on the front avenue when entering Lake Shelby

Shirley MartinLocated in the primitive area

Log Cabin
Located in the primitive area


Red Orchard Park Rentals:
Red Orchard Barn – Located at Red Orchard Park, has wooden picnic tables, electric and restrooms.  Can seat 250 people.  Additional tables and chairs can be rented as well as tents.

Rentals available at Finchville Park:
Finchville Park Shelter
Located at Hwy 55 South across from Finchville Baptist Church, has restrooms.  Shelter will seat about 100 people, indoor meeting room will seat 30-40 people.  Meeting room has tables, chairs and a sink.

Clear Creek Golf Center
717 Burks Branch Road
Shelbyville, Kentucky 40065
Phone:  502-633-0375
Fax:  502-633-7924

Let’s Play Some Golf!!

Membership Available


PGA Jr. League
CLICK HERE to Register for PGA Jr. League.


 Clear Creek Logo

PGA Logo
Derrick R. Griffitts

GolfersConstructed in 1989, Clear Creek Executive Golf Course and Practice Range was made possible by the generous contributions of Mr. Robert Doyle, W.R. Long, and Bennett Roach, and is proudly a part of the Shelby County/Shelbyville Parks and Recreation Department. Through the years, the focus has never changed from “Offer the best of golf at the best of values”. This mission continues and we strive to make golf a Clear Creek both enjoyable and affordable to any and all golfers.

Junior GolferOriginally constructed as an addition to the stand-alone driving range location, Clear Creek Golf Center has become the center for golfer development in Shelbyville, KY and surrounding areas. With a challenging, yet fun-filled, executive golf course style, the 9-Hole course offers a variety of benefits to both beginners, advanced players, and to walkers seeking a bit of “golf fitness”. Yardage on the 9-Hole course varies from 1400 to 1700 yards, with six par 3’s and three par 4’s.  One 9-hole round is equal to approximately a two-mile walk.  Clear Creek Golf Course offers three sets of tee markers for golfers. These markers include a forward tee, front nine tee, and a back nine tee for the same nine from a different view. Play is on an open basis with the first tee operating as “first come, first serve” seven days a week.

Along with the executive golf course, the golf center also includes a practice range that measures approximately 285 yards with multiple turf teeing areas, an artificial driving Hole #1mat area, fairway sand bunker, and seven different target greens.  For those wanting to improve their short game we have available a practice putting/chipping green that is sure to aid in your quest for the perfect touch around the greens.  Clinics and Lessons are available Tuesday through Saturday by Clear Creek Golf Center PGA Professional Derrick Griffitts and staff.

All in all, the Clear Creek Golf Center offers both playing, practice, fitness opportunities for players of all levels. Come by and see our facility, and understand why Clear Creek Park is the best choice for your golf recreation needs.