Thursday, May 21, 2015

New Play Structure at Clear Creek Park

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Source: SCPD, Shelby County Life

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony set for July 28th at 6 PM!

The Shelby County Parks Department and the Health Department/Fiscal Court have together raised enough funds to build a new play structure at Clear Creek Park! This will be a multi-level structure with several different play features. The wonderful thing about this new playground is that it will be all inclusive and will be designed to accommodate ALL children, including those with disabilities. There will also be a toddler structure, shade areas, benches, swings (including ADA swings), merry-go-round, and musical pieces.

There are two additional phases that will each include an additional play feature to be added to the playground when funding has been met! They will contain components for physical fitness to help fight childhood obesity. It will also include equipment for children who are deaf or hard of fearing, blind, have cerebral palsy, autism, or other disabilities. There is an event schedules at Stone's Throw Farm on July 11 to help raise funds for the additional phases. 

The Shelby County Parks Department is asking the community to help decide what to name this new playground. If you have a suggestion you can email Shawn Pickens at or mail your suggestion to Shawn Pickens c/o Clear Creek Park, 717 Burks Branch Road, Shelbyville, Ky 40065. The deadline for suggestions is June 5, 2015. The Playground Committee of the Parks Department will make the final decision on the name.

What do you think the name should be?

By: Kimberly


  1. Replies
    1. Name for Blake, all children need to enjoy being Child and it would make him so happy.

    2. Name after Blake, it would bring fun and happiness to do many children and he would love that.

  2. McMurray & Hundley Memorial Playground- it would represent both our fallen heroes of 2015.

  3. Unity Park "The more we play together, the happier we'll be!"