email icon Email updates  mzl jbprrjhp x Nixle alerts

Home » Parks and Recreation » Mission and Services

Mission and Services



The mission of the Shelby 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.


Shelby Township’s Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department strives to offer a wide variety of quality programming, activities and events for all ages and interests.  The PRM Staff works year around to provide an ever-changing array of leisure opportunities that will enrich the lives of the members of our community. 

Some of our offerings include:

  • Athletic Events and Leagues for Children, Adults, and Seniors
  • Annual Holiday and Cultural Events
  • Instruction in Sports, Fitness, and Dance
  • Nature Center Events and Programming
  • Senior Citizen Activities and Outings
  • Workshops, Seminars, and Various 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. 

Shelby Township’s newsletter, “Shelby Township News Worth Knowing” includes a listing of our current offerings as well as news and information about the township’s other departments.  The publication is mailed to every household in Shelby Township and Utica and can also be downloaded from this website