DECEMBER 8, 2021

Shelby Township Community Park Development Receives $500,000 Grant

Shelby, MI – On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, the Shelby Township Community Park Development was awarded a $500k development grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The LWCF program is a federal program administered by the United States Department of Interior’s National Park Service and implemented by the Department of Natural Resources Grants Management Section.

The Shelby Township Community Park Development, located on Buchanan Road, near 72nd, is designed to promote the physical and psychological health of Oceana residents by offering access to a well-maintained area to exercise and enjoy nature. It would be a meeting place for families and organizations to connect while social distancing. The project was launched through the generous donations from private donors, who envisioned a community park that would be open to everyone in Oceana County and would encourage outdoor activities and community unity.

“The park will aid our local economy by increasing the benefits of living in Oceana County,” said Richard Raffaelli, Shelby Township Supervisor. “While located in Shelby, the park will be within a short drive to residents in neighboring communities. Areas that invest in increasing their residents’ quality of life are known to increase the townships’ attractiveness to future residents and businesses. We are tremendously excited to receive the development grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund as it’ll help launch the community park into a reality.”

For more information, contact:
The Committee for the 5-Year Park & Recreation Plan for the Township of Shelby
204 N. Michigan, Shelby MI 49455 | (231) 861-5853