FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2023
Shelby Township Receives Grant From The Gerber Foundation for Community Park
Shelby, MI – Shelby Township, in Oceana County, was recently awarded a grant from The Geber Foundation to go towards the Shelby Township Community Park. The grant supports tots and youth playgrounds, including the naming opportunity for the park playground and sculptures.
“Shelby Township is appreciative of the support and investment from The Gerber Foundation for the Shelby Township Community Park,” said Richard Raffaelli, Shelby Township Supervisor. “The Gerber Foundation recognizes the importance of outdoor recreation opportunities for youth and public parks that provide a safe place for children and their families to enjoy together.”
The Shelby Township Community Park is expected to be open to the public in late Spring of 2024. The park will include basketball, pickleball, soccer fields (including a varsity field for Shelby Public School), a softball field, several flushing restrooms, water fountains (including pet fountains), two entrances to the Rail Trail, a bike repair station, BBQ areas, pavilion for events, small amphitheater, accessible children’s playgrounds, adult outdoor workout station, concession building and walking trails. To date, the Community Park has planted 346 trees, which will make the park carbon-neutral and aesthetically pleasing.