Village of Shelby | PO Box 247, Shelby, NE 68662
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The village of Shelby has one park approximately five acres in size. Facilities in the park include: two ball fields (dugouts, lighted, and electronic score boards), announcers building, brick concession stand, roofed shelter for grilling out, restrooms, swimming pool, sand volleyball, tennis court/basketball court, sheltered picnic area and playground.

The Shelby Park received new playground equipment as part of a renovation project designed to update the park and meet safety codes. The equipment is designed for children with skill levels of 5 to 12 years old.

A recreational bike/hike trail was constructed in the park. The concrete trail is 8 feet wide and lighted for use by bicyclists and pedestrians. Another segment of the trail, constructed in the summer of 2001, connects the school to the public library. This section is lighted and is 8 feet wide. The two segments will be connected in the future.

Summer recreation programs that Shelby offers include: T-ball, softball, baseball, soccer, and swimming. In the past Shelby has hosted the State Softball Tournaments, as well as several other tournaments.

Other recreation programs and activities include: the Hoop & Spike Fest in March, Sand Volleyball Tournaments in August, Co-ed Softball Tournaments during the summer, Shelby Days (street dances, tractor pulls, free swimming, etc.), and card clubs (bridge, sheephead, pitch, pinnacle, eucher, and rummy).

    Local area facilities:
  • Boating - 27 miles away on Lake North
  • Bowling - 8-lane bowling alley 7 miles away in Osceola
  • Fishing - Private and State lakes in area
  • Golf Course - 9-hole grass course with clubhouse 7 miles away in Osceola
  • Hunting - pheasant, quail, deer, rabbit, fox, duck, turkey, and coyote
  • Theaters - 25 miles away in Columbus


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