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The Charter Township of Shelby reopened Township Hall and some associated buildings June 8. Residents are encouraged to call any township department to attempt to conduct business via the phone, email or website. Residents can also email township staff at info@shelbytwp.org for general questions.

As we work together to combat the spread of COVID-19, please maintain social distancing in our parks. To help facilitate this, we’ve closed some amenities such as playgrounds and active recreation sites such as basketball and volleyball courts. For a list of what is open and what is still closed click here.

Visit shelbytwp.org/local_government for a department directory. Information is also regularly updated at shelbytwp.org/covid-19.

Letter from Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis regarding "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order

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The mission of the Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance (PRM) 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.


See what's open


Park restrooms   Open
Trails - asphalt trails, mountain bike trails & nature walking trails  Open
Skate Park at Woodall Neighborhood Park  Open
Trap & Archery Range
River Bends Park
 Open
Hope Chapel  Open, groups less than 10 people
Heritage Garden  Open
Park pavilions  Open, groups less than 100 people
Tennis courts  Open
Pickle ball courts  Open
Senior center outdoor fitness class
River Bends Park
 Open
Baseball leagues Season begins July 7

CLOSED UNTIL PHASE 5 - active recreation areas where social distance can't be adhered

Basketball courts   Closed until Phase 5
Volleyball courts  Closed until Phase 5
Playgrounds  Closed until Phase 5
Chief Gene Shepherd Splash Pad  Closed until Phase 5

More information on Executive Order 2020-110 here

Michigan Safe Start Plan



Register Online

Click Here to go to WebTrac (On-Line Registration)

 

Shelby Township Parks and Recreation Online Registration support the following desktop browsers. If you are not using one of these browsers (or versions) to interact with our website, please download or upgrade to one of the following browsers listed below:
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What can you do on WebTrac?
    • Browse and enroll for most activities - tickets sales and event reservations are excluded
    • Automatically email your receipt to you when you enroll in an activity
    • Search for activities by type, age range, location and other criteria
    • Explore details about activities such as availability, price, date, time, location, and current enrollment
    • Add a family member to the wait list if a class is full
    • Print a transaction history
    • Reprint old receipts

How to Register Online?

Please note that parents may enroll only their own children that reside in their household for any activity.
To find class descriptions and other details about an activity, please refer to the current issue of “Shelby Township News Worth Knowing” which is also available on this web site. When registering online always print a copy of the receipt.  It will list your start date, time, and other information about the activity you have enrolled in as well as serve as your verification of enrollment. Some classes have a supplies list or other attachment that provides necessary information.  This can also be printed for your reference.All households will be considered either a Shelby Township or Utica resident, or a non-resident.  Non-resident fees will be automatically added to any non-resident enrollment where applicable. If you have trouble registering online or need help finding the activities you want, please phone the Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department at 586-731-0300 weekdays between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm or email us at shelbyprm@shelbytwp.org.

NEW USER
If you have never enrolled for a PRM Department activity by any method, call us at 586-731-0300 to be placed into the system or click Guest below to browse.  You must be a registered user in order to complete an online registration.


REGISTERED OR RETURNING USER
Fill in the boxes on the sign-on screen:

         Household ID Number - found on the top left portion of a registration receipt

         Password - first-time users will use their 10 digit home phone number with no dashes or spaces -
         example 5867310300.  After that you will be prompted to choose a password to use in the future.

 

PRM Department and Nature Center Refunds

      • Refunds for most classes will be honored if the request is made before a class meets for the second time.
      • See league information for refund deadline dates, fees and policies for our athletic leagues.
      • Refunds for 1-day events or classes, camps or for programs that meet for consecutive days must be requested at least 7 business days prior to the scheduled date.
      • $7 per enrollment will be deducted from refunds for processing unless description lists a different fee.
      • A check will be mailed 3-4 weeks from date or request for cash and check transactions.
      • Your card will be credited for VISA or Mastercard refunds.
      • Refunds will not be issued for any fee of $7 or less.
      • No partial refunds can be issued.

Publications
Branching Out   Spring 2020
Heritage Garden Brochure  
Hope Chapel Brochure  
Trap & Archery Range Flyer  
Splash Pad Brochure  
Memorial Benches  

Sports Leagues
Sports combine the elements of physical fitness, competition and the ability to win at something when all of the regulations are followed. People who play sports can expect to be physically challenged by the demands that the sports put on them. 

This is why Shelby Township Parks and Recreation offers option for various sporting league for adultsteens and children. A key part of this experience are our volunteer coaches, officials and staff. To be a part of this team submit a volunteer application to the Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department. Online registration for all of our leagues can be found here.

Adult Leagues
Shelby Township Parks and Recreation adult sports leagues offer more than a night with friends and exercise in our first-rate recreation facilities. Highlighted by ASA-certified spring and summer softball at beautiful Mae Stecker Park our leagues offer a great opportunity for you to relive your glory days.  

For game schedules, see our league site. All games are subject to weather. Cancellations are announced on the Shelby Township Parks and Recreation Facebook page. Please call 586-726-4556 for our weather cancellations before contacting the department directly. 

Youth Sports Leagues
Sports are a great way to get kids out and active. They can enjoy the fresh air while learning valuable lessons like teamwork, dedication and how to win and lose. Shelby Township Parks and Recreation youth leagues teach the fundamentals of sports with other kids their age without an intense focus on wins and losses.

Online registration is available for all leagues by clicking here. All games are subject to weather. Cancellations are announced on the Shelby Township Parks and Recreation Facebook page. Please call 586-726-4556 for our weather cancellations before contacting the department directly. To see the schedule for games or to check out their scores, visit our league site.

Youth Sports Volunteer Application
Concussion Information

Mission & 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.

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.

More than 1,100 acres of public 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 parks and recreation catalog includes a listing of our current offerings. The publication is mailed to Shelby Township and Utica households and can also be downloaded here


Special Recreation Program
The Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department's Special Recreation Program allows teens and adults who are developmentally and/or physically impaired to gain confidence and a feeling of independence by meeting new friends and sharing fun social activities. 

Membership is free and the group continues to grow with over 120 registered members ranging in age from 12 through their late 40's. Monthly activities include dinner outings, dances, sports nights, pizza and movie nights, craft days, bingo and seasonal bowling, basketball and softball leagues. Nominal fees required and will vary for each activity.

Please call 586-731-0300 to register and be placed on the mailing list to receive the calendar of events which is mailed three times a year.  Click here to view the current calendar.


Sponsor Opportunities
The Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department invites you to “Connect with Your Community” and consider taking advantage of an opportunity to promote your business and to show your support of the community by sponsoring one of our many, popular parks and recreation events. 

Our sponsors play an important role in the success of our annual free or low cost family events and youth athletic programs, as their support allows us to keep operating costs, and therefore fees, down while still providing quality recreational and social opportunities for all ages and interests. Please take a look at our 2019 Calendar of Events and the table listing options and benefits for sponsors.  There is also agreement form to print off and send to us.  We also have sponsor options for our youth sports leagues and for the Shelby Township Art Fair.  Please contact us at 586-731-0300 or shelbyprm@shelbytwp.org if you are interested in either of those options.

Please take a few moments to look over the information and consider taking advantage of this opportunity to show your support of the families in the area with the benefit of promoting your business or organization.  Please contact Pam Marshall with any questions regarding sponsorship opportunities.  She can be reached by phone at 586-731-0300 or via e-mail at marshallp@shelbytwp.org.

The staff from the Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department, together with those from the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center and Shelby Township Senior Citizen Center send their sincerest thanks and best wishes to the many generous individuals, businesses, and service organizations that have shown their support of our activities, events, and programs throughout the year.  Contributions included funding assistance, the donation of goods and/or services, and volunteering time to aid in making our special events a success.

Sponsor Levels and Benefits 
Youth Baseball League Sponsor Contract

Survey
Thank you for participating in a Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance program and/or event. We hope you have enjoyed your recreational experience.  We strive everyday to provide quality programs and services so feedback is important to us. 

Click here to take a general survey on our classes/programs

Forms
Filming Agreement - This publication is for any private enterprise that is requesting to do any filming on any Township Grounds.

Freedom of Information Request Form - If you would like officially request any document associated to the Parks, Recreation, & Maintenance, Department, Nature Center, or Senior Center, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Instructions for Insurance Certificates - If you are renting a pavilion at one of the Township Parks and are using a caterer, renting a moonwalk, dunk tank, etc. then you need to follow these instructions to submit a liability insurance certificate from the company you are contracting.

Special Use Permit - This publication is for any independent profit or non-profit organization this is requesting to use one of our Township Facilities for a special event.

Participation Waiver of Responsibility

 


Director Joe Youngblood
Parks, Recreation and Maintenance

Shelby Township Activities Center 

14975 21 Mile Road
Shelby Township, MI 48315
Phone: 586-731-0300
Fax: 586-726-7228
E-mail: shelbyprm@shelbytwp.org
Facebook: facebook.com/ShelbyTwpParksandRec
Hours of Operation: 8:30 AM to 5 PM (Monday through Friday)