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Parks & Recreation

With pristine parks and reservoirs, Shelby prides itself on the beauty, accessibility and variety of activities within the park system.  Each park caters to a different audience in order to fill the needs of everyone in the city. Facilities within the parks and reservoirs are available for rent and could be perfect for your family’s next reunion or your child’s graduation party. See below for rental rates.

Blackfork Commons: Amphitheater and restrooms pending.

Easterling Park: Small playground

McBride Park: Playground, Little League Baseball complex, pavilion, restrooms

Rabold Park: Playground, pavilion, restrooms, and dog park

Roush Park: Veteran memorial

Seltzer Park: Aquatic center with full-size pool and kiddie pool, playscape (8,400 square feet), tennis courts, pickleball courts, basketball court, horseshoe pits, pavilions, restrooms

Veteran’s Park: Skate park with rails and ramp, playground, pavilion, restrooms

Reservoir No. 2: Paved walking path (1 mile), fishing, sledding

Reservoir No. 3: Paved walking path (1.25 miles), nature trail (3 miles), pavilion, porta pot, boating (no gas-powered engines), fishing, sledding, cross-country skiing

Rental Information
Park Pavilions
Reserve park pavilions at Seltzer, Rabold or Veterans Park by contacting City Hall, 419-347-5131. Reservations are made May through September. The pavilions have electricity, water and grills.  The amphitheater at Black Fork Commons can be reserved by contacting City Hall at419-347-5131.

Rates $35 if you live within the City limits
$45 if you live outside the City limits


Host a pool party Monday through Saturday from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Sundays.  Daytime rentals are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM-12PM. A deposit of $40 is required at the time of reservation, with the balance due prior to rental. Rentals are scheduled at the Pool Office.

Rates $100 for 50 people or less
$125 for 50-75 people
$150 for over 75 people

Pool Operation
Jordan Nelson, Pool Manager

Phone: 419-347-2312

Seltzer Pool will open full time from May 29, 2020 and will close on August 16, 2020.  The pool will also be open on the weekends of August 22-23, August 29-30 and September 5-7.  Evening rentals are available when the pool is closed during the day. Hours of operation are Noon to 7 pm. Monday through Saturday and Noon to 6 pm on Sundays, unless weather conditions are unfavorable.  Dates for the Community Nights with free admission, fun and games are June 17, July 15, and August 5.  Community Nights are sponsored by the Shelby Foundation.

Pool Passes
Daily pool rate: $4
Kids ages 3 years and under: Free

Season Passes
Individual (city resident): $45
Individual (outside city corporation limit): $60
Family of four or under (city resident): $110
Family of four or under (outside city corporation limit): $160
Additional family members: $15.00 each

Dates for early pass sales are May 27-28 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. , $5.00 discount. Passes will then be available at the regular prices during pool hours at the pool office.

Organizations using the pools daily should contact the Pool Manager (419-347-2312) for pricing.

Swimming Lessons
Cost: $20 per student for 5 days with registration at the pool office any time prior to the start of lessons

Class Schedule for the 2020:     Session 1     June 22-26
                                              Session 2     July 6-10
                                              Session 3     July 20-24

Swim Lesson Application

If skills are above or below the scheduled times, we will move the swimmer to a more appropriate class after the first day!
Note: Parents will be asked to stay outside the pool gates during class time to prevent a child’s distraction away from the instructors.


Rental information and rules