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Chief Gene Shepherd Park

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23 Mile Road, east of Dequindre

Enjoy Shelby Township's newest park, Chief Gene Shepherd Park. Fire up your imagination in the playground area, hike the trails connecting to the Macomb Orchard Trail, grab some friends for a round of horseshoe and bocce pall or have a splash in our newest addition - the Splash Pad. We've also got sand volleyball, indoor restrooms and access to water and electricity. 

Pavilions and Rentals
The shelter is 40 x 60 with 10 picnic tables and 180 person capacity. It's also wired with electricity so you can plug in your grill or music (just don't play it too loudly).

$170 for residents
$200 for non-residents

To reserve the shelter, please call 586-731-0300. Reservations can be made up to one year in advanced and are accepted in person at the Parks and Rec office or by phone. E-mail for more information.


Who is Gene Shepherd?
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.