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Shelby Township Parks and Recreation


The mission of the Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department is to provide organized sports, leisure, cultural and educational programs, and outdoor recreational opportunities in a safe, healthy environment, providing members of the community with progressive recreational, cultural, leisure and educational programs.

Our many parks offer a variety of recreational opportunities for all ages.  You’ll find athletic fields, biking and hiking trails, a fishing site, and basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, as well as a number of picnic areas throughout our parks.  You’ll even find pavilions to rent for large groups such as graduation parties and family reunions, and a beautiful outdoor locale for family or wedding photos.

For more information on our township's park rules and regulations, please view the Shelby Township Park Ordinance prior to planning your excursion or reserving a facility. 

Click here to download a guide to all of Shelby Township's parks and facilities.  



River Bends Park

RYAN ROAD ENTRANCE: River Bends Drive, east side of Ryan Road, south of 22 Mile Road
22 MILE (MAIN) ENTRANCE: 5700 22 Mile Road, west of Shelby Road

Amenities:

Modern Restrooms
Picnic Pavilion
Charcoal Grill
Bike Repair Station
Volleyball Courts
Horseshoes Pits (must provide ball)
Water Spigot by Bittersweet Shelter
18-Hole Disc Golf Course
5K, Hiking and Biking Trails
All-Inclusive Playground
Trap & Archery Range
Fishing Site - Must have proper fishing license
Organization Camp Site (for organizations only)

River Bends Trap & Archery Range
4863 River Bends Drive, the River Bends Park, Ryan Road entrance

Hours of Operation:
summer hours until Dec. 31: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. or dusk, whichever is earlier, Thursday - Sunday
January and February: 9 a.m. to dusk, weekends only

Price:

Daily Range Pass  $6 per shooter per day
Senior & Junior Daily Range Passes (65 and older or 15 and under) $4 per shooter per day
Annual Range Card $40 per shooter per year
Senior & Junior Annual Range Card $30 per shooter per year


River Bends Park Archery and Trap Range General Rules:

  • Use of the shooting range is limited to posted hours of operation only. 
  • Spectators are prohibited on the firing line of designated shooting ranges. 
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at Archery and Trap Ranges. 
  • All patrons are required to have ear and eye protection at all times. 
  • No hunting or trespassing at any time. 
  • All patrons should dispose of litter in approved containers. 
  • No dumping is allowed at any time. 
  • All shotguns must have an overall length of 26 inches or more. 
  • Shotguns and flying clay targets only on the trap range. 
  • A maximum of two shells total allowed in a shotgun at a time. 
  • No broadheads allowed- approved targets only are to be used on the archery range 
  • Use of pistols or BB guns is strictly prohibited.

Woodall Neighborhood Park

4550 River Bends Drive - east side of Ryan Road, south of 22 Mile Road
Adjacent to River Bends Park

Amenities:

Restroom
Charcoal Grill
Picnic Pavilion
Playgrounds
Volleyball Courts (must provide ball)
Skate Park
Soccer Field
Sledding Hill
Baseball Diamonds
Pickleball Courts

Woodall Skate Park
4670 River Bends Drive Shelby Township, MI 48317
April 1 to Nov. 1

Woodall Skate Park is a place where visitors can ride  skateboards, BMX bikes, and in-line skates in a fenced in area complete with jumps, rails, and other apparatus.  The park was officially opened on July 1, 2003 and has remained a popular locale for skating enthusiasts of all ages.

Skateboards and In-line Skates on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Ages 10 & Under: 10 am to 11:30 am All Ages: 11:30 am to 7:30 p.m.

BMX Bikes on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

All Ages: 10 am to 7:30 p.m.

Please be advised that the Park can CLOSE for inclement weather conditions or standing water.



Chief Gene Shepherd Park
2452 23 Mile Road, east of Dequindre

Amenities:

Indoor Restrooms 
Picnic Pavilion
Playground
Volleyball Courts (must provide ball)
Horseshoe Pits (must provide horsehoes)
Soccer Field
Sledding Hill
Walking Trail
Tennis Courts

Splash Pad
Located in Chief Gene Shepherd Park
2452 23 Mile Road, east of Dequindre

Open to Shelby Township and Utica residents and their guests.

Operating Hours
 Memorial Day - Labor Day, weather permitting  11 AM - 7 PM

Entry Fees
Daily Wristband   $2 per child
 Annual Family Pass  $25 (including parents and up to 4 children)

Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Additional rules posted on-site.

Gene Shepherd was a former fire chief of Shelby Township for 5 years after already working in the department for 20. Diagnosed with cancer in 2010, he went back to work after treatments but eventually passed on in 2012. He is celebrated not only in the department for his open management style and active problem solving but in the community as well for his kindness and bravery. It was unanimously decided on May 1, 2012 to name the former Soccer City development after Chief Gene Shepherd in honor of his hard work. The Splash Pad serves as a great addition to the park and we hope you enjoy everything it has to offer.


Mae Stecker Park
8600 24 Mile Road, east of Van Dyke Ave.

Amenities:
Restrooms 
Playgrounds
Picnic Shelter
Charcoal Grill
Volleyball Courts
Tennis Courts (Timer lights until 11 p.m.)
Basketball Courts (Timer lights until 11 p.m.)
Baseball Diamonds
Walking Trail
Ice-Skating Rink (Temperature permitted)

Whispering Woods Kiwanis Park

11000 21 Mile Road, east of Van Dyke Ave.

Amenities:

Restroom 
Picnic Shelter
Playground
Volleyball Courts
Soccer Fields
Basketball Courts
Baseball Diamond
Walking Trail

Ford Field Central Park
7460 23 Mile Road, west of Van Dyke Ave.

Amenities
Restroom 
Soccer Field
Baseball Diamond (Lighted)
Playground

Holland Ponds
50385 Ryan Road, south of 22 Mile Road

Amenities:
Restroom
Fishing Site
Walking Trail
Picnic Shelter

Lombardo Park
11695 22 Mile Road, west of Schoenherr

Amenities:
Restroom 
Picnic Shelter
Playground
Baseball Diamonds
Walking Trail

Heritage Garden
52700 Van Dyke Ave., south of 24 Mile Road
Maintained by the Shelby Township Gardeners Club and the PRM department.

Amenities:
A 10’ Gazebo is in a gated formal garden adjacent to the lake with an outdoor electrical box with one duplex outlet.

Up to 10 white chairs are available to rent for $5 per chair at the time the garden is reserved.

Brick walkway leading to the gazebo from the Shelby Township Municipal Building.
Plantings are seasonal and the fountain may not be operational October-April.

A note to photographers: Photographers and paid professionals are encouraged to make a reservation to ensure private use of the garden area and to offset operating and maintenance costs.