Shelbyville Parks and Recreation Fall/Winter Guide 2022/23

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Shelbyville Parks & Recreation



FALL + WINTER 2022-2023

Shelbyville Parks & Recreation Department 945 South Tompkins Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176

Mission Statement

Community Minded, Healthy Natured, Family Oriented Parks and Recreation Staff Trisha Tackett, Parks Director Chris Stephens, Sports Director Wendy Wise, Administrative Assistant Amy Wisker, Administrative Assistant Tiffany Kredit, Special Events Coordinator Doug Conner, Maintenance Supervisor Austin Hutton, Maintenance Ethan Zeisloth, Maintenance Danny Wright, Maintenance JR Branum, Maintenance Rodney Holmes, Maintenance Jonathan Self, Maintenance Ben Montgomery, Maintenance Austin McKenney, Maintenance Matt Thomas, Custodian

Park Board Members Gary Bowen, Gary Nolley, Terie Anderson, Tammy Knox

Parks & Recreation Phone Directory Administrative Office City Pool

317-392-5128 317-398-3537

Parks E-mail Addresses Trisha Tackett Chris Stephens Wendy Wise Amy Wisker Doug Conner

Parks Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Facilities Morrison Park Clearwick Park Kennedy Park Sunset Park Tindall Park Sunrise Park Carl McNeely Civic Center Meridian Park Family Aquatic Center Blue River Memorial Park The MAC (Meridian Athletic Complex) Most programming and facilities are handicap accessible, for more information call 317-392-5128

Four Easy Ways to Register Registrations for recreation, athletics and special events may be made in the Parks office, by phone with credit card payment, or online on our website, Registrations will be processed as they arrive and will be handled on a first come/first serve basis unless otherwise noted. Signing up for one class does not guarantee a space in the next class session if the class is ongoing. You must pre-register for each individual class session. All fees must be paid before services can be given!

Refund Information

Once a program begins it is not policy to refund enrollment fees. If an instructor becomes ill and the class must be canceled and not rescheduled, refunds will be made.

Park Board Meetings

Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at the Carl McNeely Civic Center at 4:15pm. The meetings are open to the public.

2022-2023 Holiday Closings October 10 November 8 November 11 November 24 & 25 December 23 & 26 April 7 May 3 May 29

Columbus Day Elections Veterans Day Thanksgiving Christmas Good Friday Election Day Memorial Day

Cancellation of Programs Programs listed will be offered unless the number enrolled fall under the minimum that is listed. After programs are underway, cancellations will occur only if the instructor is sick and unable to attend or the weather causes us to cancel. To check on cancellation of classes, please call 392-5128. To check evening activities to see if a cancellation has occurred call the Parks office before 4:00pm on the day of the program.

Photo Policy

If photos are taken of participants in a class, during a special event or at our park facilities, they are for parks and recreation usage only and may be used in the park brochures, flyers or on the parks & recreation website.

Do you know where we are located? We are located in the Carl McNeely Civic Center building (the old Junior-Senior High). If you are coming from Colescott Street turn left on Meridian Street, then straight to Second Street. Turn left on Second Street - go one block up to South Tompkins Street turn right, our entrance will be on the right hand side of the road.

REGISTRATION GOING ON NOW FOR THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR One time registration fee $75/non-refundable Proudly Serving Our Children and Our Community Since 2002! • 317-392-5128


Monday through Friday 4's & 5's Pre-K class $1 8:20-11:00am (Half Day) Per Mo2n5th

Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday $75 Per M

3's & 4's Preschool class 11:50am-2:30pm (Half Day)


We prepare your child for life, not just for Kindergarten.

Fun is incorporated into learning; each activity has a purpose.

Fun-filled trips are planned to get your kids out into the community.

A child's first experience in school is very important to insure they are excited about the learning process. We foster a positive learning environment by working with your child's strengths and weaknesses to develop their unique learning style.

We focus on team building activities which helps develop the social aspect and a willingness to work with others. Academically your child will write their name, count to 100, learn reading readiness skills, and much more.

We encourage interactive parent involvement through weekly newsletters that highlight what we learned so you can continue the learning process at home. We also want parents to come to school during special party days and field trips.

We are taking extra steps to ensure the success of your child! • hands-on learning • Individualized instructions • small classroom sizes • team building activities • interactive play

• positive learning environment • language entertainment • multi sensory math activities • music and movement • science expiration activities

Friday, October 7

Come out if you dare!

Walk the scary, spine-chilling Blue River Trail, But.... Beware of what is lurking when crossing our fearfully frightening Bridge of Bones. What evil and eerie things await?

Blue River Memorial725Park Trail • 6:30-9:30pm Lee Blvd

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ticketse Pony rides • Games • Full Concession Stand Pu Barnyard Party Pals with Petting Zoo • Haunted Trail & Bridge rc94ha5 SseToatmPapkrkinssOStffice Giant 96 Radio will help set the scene playing fun Halloween music Pumpkin Patch (1 per paid child/while supplies last) • Trunk or Treat by Poor Boys Car Club Ages 12 and under • Wristbands $7/child in advance $9/at the event Bring your own trick or treat bag Costumes are encouraged! Come out and have a SPOOKTACULAR night with us!

Scarecrow Contest

Grab your friends, family, or coworkers and build a scarecrow. The Shelbyville Parks Department will award 4 prizes based on the following criteria:

Best Traditional Scarecrow • Most Creative • Most Creepy • Best Themed Themed entries can be of your choosing; outerspace, circus, superhero, the possibilities are endless!

To enter, submit a photo along with your name, address where Scarecrow is on display and category of entry to : Contest begins September 10th and will run through October 6th. The winning Scarecrow in each category will be on display at the Halloween Fun Festival, October 7th.

Ages 18 months to 3 years

Parent-Child Interaction Class You and your child will have the opportunity to exercise and socialize in this class, while exercising coordination, movement skills, creativity, imagination and more! Includes: Crafts, storytime and snack time REGISTER MONTHLY! Classes start in September and runs through April

Offered: Call 317-392-5128 to register $20/month




Monday Morning • 9-10am Monday Evening • 6-7pm Tuesday Evening • 6-7pm

Teddy Bear Tumblers

65+ BOO THS BOOTH SPACE GOES FAST! RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! W/ TABLE $20 • W/OUT TABLE $10 Booth location is first come first serve. Book EARLY! Set up time is Friday, 4-9pm

Community SALE! No room to have it at your house or just don’t want to mess with the hassle of advertising or cleaning out your garage to make room? NO WORRIES! Stop by our office to reserve your spot, sign paperwork and pick up wristbands. We have the room and we’ll take care of all the advertising for you! With over 65 booths, the crowd is great!

PA R KS D E PA R TM E NT • 94 5 S . TO M PK I N S ST.

NOV. 5, 2022 • 8AM - 1PM



At the Parks Department • 945 S. TOMPKINS ST. Monday through Friday

Monday through Friday

9-11am August-May Thursday evenings 6-9:30pm November -March 2

11am-1pm & 2-5pm


Monday through Friday

FITNESS WALKING 7-9am & 1-2pm

(excluding a few dates in December)

Park programs may be scheduled at time. Call to confrim. September through May

Contact your licensed Zumba instructor:

317-401-1619 or facebook!


Just $35 for 4 weeks or $60 for 8 weeks

HOURS: 6AM TO 9PM 7 DAYS A WEEK 14 and Up. Must be a member of the fitness room and have a key fob. Key fobs for entry will be issued to each member when signing up. Key fob will be the members responsibility. Replacement, if lost, will be $15.

ZUMBA WITH THERESA Monday & Thursday at 6pm 317-401-1619 • 317-392-5128

Combining Latin and international music with dance movements to create a party atmosphere! Classes are held at the Parks Dept. 945 Tompkins St.








Guys can join in on the fun! Tournament March 19

League consists of 8 Wednesday night games plus a single elimination tourney. Fee is $300 per team. Min. 5 players, max. 10 players per roster.

B League: Semi-competitive - skill level average to above average C League: Recreational - skill level average

Winter League Registration

Recreational games

Each session consists of 10 games plus single elimination tourney!

Winter League Registration: Registration: Nov 1–Dec 9, 2022 • Games Jan–Mar, 2023 Fee: $225/team (Late fee: $275 Dec 5-9 , 2022) 6 per team –10 max. per roster Awards given to league and tourney winners!

Nov. 1-Dec. 9, 2022 Games start Jan. 11, 2023 • Tournament Mar. 8, 2023

All games played in Parks Dept. Gym 945 S. Tompkins St. • Shelbyville • 317-392-5128

Room & Gym Rentals



Planning a party? Need a facility? Call us at 317-392-5128 Banquet Room Amenities: • Seats 96 people • FULL KITCHEN with 2 stoves, 4 food warmers, refrigerator, 5 sinks • Large food bar area • Tables & chairs included

Applications will be accepted for 2023 season: returning guards app's are due by January 31, 2023 and new applicants are due by March 24, 2023



Gym Amenities:

HIRING LIFEGUARDS FOR THE MERIDIAN PARK POOL Applicants must be 15 years or older. If you are an SHS student, look into the semester class that is being offered through the school and if you are not an SHS student and would like to become a lifeguard contact American Red Cross for trainings near you or call the Parks office for class information.

• Parking available • Separate entrance on 4th Street • Accessible facility & restrooms • A/C & Heat


• Tables & chairs available upon request • Volleyball nets available upon request

• Need to bring your own balls • Multiple basketball goals available

Activity Room B Amenities: • Seats 84 people • Tables & chairs included • Parking available • Separate entrance on S. Tompkins Street

• Accessible facility & restrooms • A/C & Heat • Great open space for games


Set up and clean up is included in all rental fees! No smoking. No smokeless tobacco. No alcohol on parks property.

Festival Lights of

Shelbyville Parks & Recreation have two funds at the Blue River Community Foundation to which you can leave a generous gift.

The festival of lights began in 2020 by Caesars Entertainment Indiana Grand Racing and Casino sponsoring it with a match by Knauf and the City of Shelbyville. Sharp Trophies by Mack then put up a challenge, followed with contributions by Edward Jones-David Phares and Ellen Higgins. Anyone can contribute to the Shelbyville Parks Department to make the Festival of Lights grow and glow bigger.

If you wish to give to either of these funds, please contact Jennifer Jones at the Blue River Community Foundation at (317)392-7955 and specifically request these funds.

The festival of lights will be open from December 4 through 24. The hours for the display will be 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

This fund helps the Parks Department build new projects or programs for the community.

Thank you Horseshoe Indianapolis Racing & Casino and the City of Shelbyville for the display. If anyone else would like to sponsor a display for 2022, please contact Tiffany Kredit, Special Events Coordinator (317)392-5128.

Re-Create Recreation Fund

Access To Recreation Fund

This fund helps the Parks Department make the community parks accessible to everyone.

Grab the family and get outside this winter to create Shelbyville’s finest Snowman The Shelbyville Parks Department will award 4 prizes based on the following criteria:

To enter submit a photo,your name, and category of entry to: Contest Begins December 20th, and will be judged March 1st. Multiple submissions can be entered. Photos and first names will be shared on Shelbyville, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department Facebook page.

Saturday, December 3

Cookies & Canvas

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The Parks Dept. is here and ready to help! Have your child write their letter to Santa, and we will make sure Santa gets it! Santa will write a personalized letter back, for FREE! But you have to hurry! Deadline for all letters downtown mailbox or if you are mailing to the parks office will be December 19th!

Send your letter to: 945 S. Tompkins Street Shelbyville, IN 46176 C/O Santa’s Workshop

Session 1

9-11am K-2nd Grade

Session 2

12-2pm 3rd Grade-up

Cost $25 Per Person

Includes: Canvas, cookie & hot chocolate Space is limited! Must be pre-registered. Register online at

Registration deadline is Dec. 1 or when class is full

Cost: $15 Per Gingerbread House

H d a o e u r s b e r e g n i G Creation Class Sunday December 4th @ 2pm

Let the creativity begin! Bring the entire family out for a fun time together making holiday memories! Have your “masterpiece” to display throughout the holiday season for friends and family to see... if you can resist eating it that is! Held at the Parks Department 945 S. Tompkins Street Reserved Seating! Must be registered to participate. Register on-line at Registration deadline December 1.

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Saturday Dec. 10

Breakfast with Santa is for true believers of all ages. Bring the family and join us for a delicious breakfast catered by Mel's Catering. The children will be able to sit on Santa's lap and share their wish list, participate in a fun holiday craft, take pictures with all of our holiday props, and enjoy the lights and decorations while listening to fun holiday music. Start a new tradition or continue an old tradition!

8:30am or 9:30am Servings! 200 tickets per serving

Adults and children $7/ Ticket 2 and under are FREE Purchase at the Parks Office 945 S. Tompkins St.

Tickets will sell out purchase early You can purchase on-line at or in the office


Games � Theme Days � Crafts Playing in the Snow � Movies � A nd More! Cost: $90 for 1 week. $150 for all 8 days. Discount for 2 or more children.

DEC. 1922 & DEC. 2730 Let us help you out while the kids are on winter break! No need to stay home, the Parks Department will have many fun 8D This ays activities for the kids to keep them busy! Year ! If the weather permits, sledding and a snowball fight at the park could be in that plan! YAY! Drop Off 7-9am. Pick Up By 5:30pm. Ages 6-12 Years Old. Each child needs to bring a lunch each day!

Pre-registration is required! Register online at or in the office.


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Girl’s Softball Camp

The Shelby County Girls Softball League is partnering with the Shelbyville High School softball team and coaches to bring you this camp. SHS coaches and players will work with all campers on the fundamentals of throwing, fielding, batting, running and sliding.

Just $15

2023 Registration January 2 - April 28 Ages: 4-6 $45/child Ages: 7-14 $85/child

The league will start practices May 8. League games start the week of June 5. Team Fee is $450 until April 28th Team Fee is $500 After April 28th

Divisions 8U, 10U, 12U & 14U are open to team registrations.

Age Divisions

8U ages 7 & 8 10U ages 9 & 10

12U ages 11 & 12 14U ages 13 & 14

Friday, February 24, 2023 Register by Feb. 20

5:30 to 7:30pm at SHS Auxiliary Gym Ages 4 -12 years



LU AU PARTY with the Shelbyville Parks Department!

We are having a luau and you're invited! Wear your Hawaiian shirts and hula skirts, we'll provide the leis. Its gonna get wackiki in so many ways! Ages: 3-11


PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Event will fill up! Sign up today! Register on line at or stop by the office. 945 S Tompkins St.

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Girls Basketball




This 2 day camp is for Girls 1st-6th grade. Campers will learn basketball fundamentals, terminology, improve their skill set, and HAVE FUN!

Includes: Canvas, brownie & drink

Space is limited! Must be pre-registered. Register on-line at

Session 1

3-6 yrs 1-3pm

Session 2

7-12 yrs 4-6pm

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FEB. 13, 2023 • Bring your own camera to capture your child’s picture with the Easter Bunny! • The Bunny will arrive on the fire truck at 12pm • Make sure to bring your own basket to collect eggs!

Shelbyville Parks Department


Easter Egg Hunt

Come celebrate Easter with the Shelbyville Parks Department & the Easter Bunny!

Sat. April 1st at Kennedy Park FREE Admission Open to children ages 10 & under The hunt starts at NOON! A special thanks to the Shelbyville Fire Department for delivering the Bunny to us safely each year!

725 Lee Blvd. • Shelbyville $30/year for your $20/year for each first dog additional dog (limit 2 dogs per handler) Membership includes one gate key fob per household and dog tag. Membership is 1 year from the month you register. Please clean up after dogs. Blue River Run is a two-acre dog park located in Blue River Memorial Park. It features 3 separate areas, one for dogs of all shapes and sizes to enjoy, one for dogs under 25 lbs., and one for dogs over 25 lbs. The dog park is completely fenced with an 31) y uar Jan is nts (Deadline for ALL applica electric gate entry system. This gate system will limit entry to members only who have shown proof that their dog(s) are properly vaccinated and parasite free. We want this park to be safe for pets and people. Any dogs displaying aggressive behavior will be asked to leave. The dog park consists of walk ways, shade trees, a watering station and plenty of open area for running.

Shot records: you must show proof before receiving a key fob. Required by law. Rabies (RV), DHPP or DA2PPV, (which is Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza), Bordetella & Lepto.

Summer ‘23 Employment Looking For A Great Part-Time Job This Summer? Check Out These Opportunities!

All Parks summer returning staff: Job Applications will be due January 31, 2023

Softball Concessions Applications are due by January 31 for returning and new applicants!


Park Maintenance

Applications are due by: March 1

Applications are due by March 1


Day Camp Counselors

Pool Manager • Lifeguards Concession Workers • Admissions Gate Returning staff applications are due Jan. 31 New applications are due March 24

Must be graduating high school and up to apply for this position. Returning staff applications are due Jan. 31 New applications are due by March 24






Civic Center

Aquatic Center

The Mac

Acres Playground Shelter Restrooms Picnic Tables Grills Parking Splash Pad Tennis Court Basketball Ball Diamonds Gymnasium Swimming Trail Concession Boat Ramp Fishing Node Soccer Fields Canoe Drop Dog Park Pickle Ball Courts

Blue River Memorial Park

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Online Registration

available on our website Go to our website WWW.SHELBYPARKS.COM and click on the green on-line registration button on the homepage. You can rent facilities, register for programs or update your dog park or fitness room membership. There are a few programs/activities that will require initial registration through the office. Please call for details. 317-392-5128

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