Getty Park improvement plan moves forward.

December 12, 2018

Shelby Village Administrator Rob Widigan displays the architect’s drawing of Getty Park improvements during a village council meeting Monday.

Getty Park improvement plan moves forward.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

SHELBY – The Shelby Village Council unanimously approved an amendment to the village’s parks and recreation plan aimed at improving Getty Park.

A pickle ball court, splash pad and parking area are some of the improvements on tap for the park, located near the Shelby Public Schools campus. Other goals are improving the restrooms and upgrading bleachers, benches and picnic tables; creating a small soccer/open play area; adding a small skate park; adding a walkway throughout the park; incorporating landscaping and possible artwork; and adding seating, security lighting and entryway signs. Another goal is performing tree trimming and removal and creating a tree planting program.

The village plans to coordinate with the school district for use of the park and equipment.

Residents had two opportunities to provide feedback about park improvements during public hearings, Nov. 20 and Dec. 10. The council approved the amendment Monday, Dec. 10.

The park amenities were not listed in the village’s current 2015-2020 parks and recreation plan, so the plan needed to be revised. Possible funding will come from grants through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. For grant applications to be considered, the village must have a current and approved recreation plan on file with the DNR.

The final drawing for the improvements will be the topic of a public hearing during the council’s next regularly-scheduled meeting Monday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m.

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