The Friends of Shelby is a community-based nonprofit working to preserve, enhance, and promote Shelby Park and Bottoms for everyone to appreciate and protect.
During the Big Payback 2021, Friend of Shelby is raising funds to support park care and maintenance with a focus on the park’s 16 shelters. From major repairs to new paint to picnic area cleanup, we’re raising money for these special places in the park that host our picnics and parties, providing shade in the summer, and protection when it rains. Shelby’s shelters are a special asset for all park users.
Shelby Park and Bottoms is a vital environmental, recreational and civic resource that brings families together to live healthier lives and make connections with nature and community. Friends of Shelby fosters a community of caring through shared investment in the park and in each other. Thousands of people use the park each week and we help make the park more accessible, beautiful, and healthy.