Shelby, MI – Shelby Township, Oceana County, is holding a public meeting to discuss the future of our community’s recreational and sports facilities. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at 6:00 PM at the New Shelby Elementary School, located at 1285 S Oceana Dr, Shelby, MI 49455.


The agenda for the meeting will focus on two proposed options for the new Shelby Township Community & Sports Center. Both options aim to repurpose the previous elementary building, ensuring that our community has a versatile and welcoming space to grow, enjoy, and stay active.


Option 1: Renovate the old New Era Elementary School to serve as a public community center. This renovation will include facilities such as a daycare, a senior meeting area, and indoor pickleball courts. Additionally, the renovation will feature a $20,000 sports complex that will accommodate volleyball, basketball, batting cages, and a walking track.


Option 2: Construct a new complex facility at the Shelby Township Community Park. This option aims to provide a state-of-the-art sports complex with amenities designed to serve all members of our community.


This meeting is an excellent opportunity for residents to participate in the discussion, ask questions, and provide valuable input on this important community project. We encourage everyone to attend and contribute to shaping the future of Shelby Township’s recreational facilities.


“We look forward to engaging with the community on these exciting proposals for our new Community & Sports Center,” said Richard Raffaelli, Shelby Township Supervisor. “This project is all about creating a space where residents of all ages can come together, stay active, and build stronger connections. Your input is crucial to making this vision a reality.”


For more information about the Shelby Township Community & Sports Center, please contact Shelby Township at (231) 861-5853 or