Friends of the Parks

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It is with the community's support that we can keep striving for improvements in our Park's athletic/recreation programs and our Park's aesthetics.  Your donation has a real impact in the lives of many children who

Consider becoming a FRIEND today!


In the fall of 2010, a group of interested citizens met with City of Shelby officials to discuss the feasibility of forming a group to financially support Shelby Parks and Recreation programs and facilities outside of the normal operating budget of the City. 

Because of traditions and the importance of the parks to our community, they decided to create the "Friends Of The Parks" organization with the full support of Mayor and Shelby City Council.

2016 Friends of the Parks Brochure  

To find out more about becoming a "Friend Of The Parks" member, click here for membership campaign letter and information.

Donate your gently used sports equipment to the Friends of the Parks to be distributed to youth sports participants. Examples include cleats, tennis shoes, gloves, socks and any other usable equipment you may have.

Board of Directors

Linda Ware, President

Sally Royster, Vice President

Nell Canipe

Mary Sheppard 

Sandy Carpenter

Shonda Hoskins

2012 Friends of the Parks

2013 Friends of the Parks

2014 Friends of the Parks

2015 Friends of the Parks

2016 Friends of the Parks


Dottie and Royce Dixon, Paula Southerland, Jean A. Moore, Raye Powell, Chuck and Laura Lampley, Mark Ausborn, Richard and Ellen Fletcher, Jane McDowell, Jay and Carol Bridges, Aron and Jenny Goss, Margaret Singelton,

Jack and Raye Powell, Jean Lankford, Ted and Patti Alexander, Martha Strain, Royce and Dottie Dixon, Artis Dawson & Family

Dr and Mrs Tom Blackburn in memory of Bill Proctor, Roger and Denice in memory of Bill Proctor, Jeff and Joann Cox in memory of Bill Proctor

Dottie and Royce Dixon, Jean Lankford, Mary Campbell, Guansen Ou, Yongi Guo

Jeff and Joann Cox, Royce & Dottie Dixon, Dr. Jack and Ruby HUnt


Robin Ficther, Webb and Anita Cabiness, Alan Ford, Buck and Janet Walker, Mike and Lori Wehmueller, Dr and Mrs John Billinsky, Roger and Robin Holland, Ted and Patti Alexander, Jason Gragg

Tom and Barbara Blackburn, Fred and Nancy Blackburn, Carolyn Brooks, Pete and Jean Moore, David and Kathy Norman, John & Zanne Crosland, Buck and Janet Walker, Charlie and Marcie Hayek, Rachel White, John and Stuart Schweppe, Susan Jones

Ed and Janice Blake in memory of Bill Proctor, Dennis Morrison in memory of Bill Proctor, Buerle Harris, Sid & Jessica Bridges, Carol Rose

Tom and Faye Burton, Bill and Susan Young, Russ and Sandra Cheaney, Jim and Carol Rose, Joel and Jean Spraggins, Ali Paksoy, Jr, Ed and Jean Webb, W W Young, Laughlin Furniture Outlet LLC, Billy & Jane McDaniel  

Arnold's Jewelry, Robert & Candy Arey, Andy & Patti McMurry, W. W. Young, Dr. & Mrs. Joel Spragins, Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Blackburn, Dr. & Mrs. Mike Wehmueller, John and Stuart Schweppe, Linton Suttle, James W. Morgan, Thomas Glover, David Lynn               


Lyette Jones, Plaster Family Denistry, Robert and Candy Arey, Bill Young, Eddie and Millie Holbrook, Dr and Mrs Frank Bonner, Craig and Karen Ferree, Westview Daycare, Dr Tom and Barbara Blackburn, David and Katherine Brooks, Susan Sherrill, Nell Canipe, Dr Russ and Sandra Chaney, Linda Ware, Mike and Kim McDaniel, J Morgan Company, Dr Mike and Rhonda Keeley, Meekins Family, Lynn Hern

Charlie and Donna Holtzclaw, David and Sally Royster, Carol and Jack Arey, Bee and Martha Strain, Reid and Deborah Jolly, Chris McDaniel Allstate Insurance, Chuck and Amy Hamilton, Dennis Bailey Remax Select, H&H Pest Control, Holland Hamrick Architects, Ken and Mary's Restaurant, Linda Ware and Susan Sherrill in memory of Larry Ware, Nell Canipe in memory of Ronny Canipe and Johnny Canipe, Rob-Ben, Inc., Piedmont Components and Homes, Round Up Store of Shelby, David and Sally Teddy Royster Oil Company, Shelby Hardware, Steve Sherman Family, Stan and Ann Anthony, Webb Orchards, Lowes of Shelby,Arnolds Jewelry, Bryant Brothers, Cleveland Lumber, Harris Teeter, Wal-Mart, Lance Ware, Shelby Hardware, Mickey Bell

Frank and Flossie Bonner, Russ and Sandy Cheaney, Robert and Candy Arey, Mason and Jill Venable, Charlie and Donna Holtzclaw, David and Sally Royster, Bill and Susan Young, Stan and Ann Anthony, Ali and Peggy Paksoy

David and Sally Royster, Linda Ware and Lance Ware in memory of Larry Ware, Janey and Lou Ann Davis, Burel Harris, Shelby Dental Care, Dr. and Mrs. Jim Wilson of Stroud Wilson & Thompson Dentistry, G & J Sales, Ken and Mary's Restaurant, Mickey Bell, Jamie Davis, Mr. & Mrs. Stan Anthony, Anonymous donor "In honor of all City Employees", Trip Boinest of Wells Fargo, Nell Canipe in memory of Ron and John Canipe, Jeanette Patterson, H&H Pest Control, William & Marilyn Jack, Russ & Sandra Cheaney

Sarah and Joe Suttle, Jim Wilson, Mary Cambell, Charlie and Donna Holtzclaw, Stan and Ann Anthony, Dr. and Mrs Tom Blackburn, Stuart and Johm Schweppe, Linda T. Ware, Lance Ware & family, Jeanne Doty, Lynette Jones, Dennis Bailey, Rob-Ben, Inc., J. Morgan Company, Russ and Sandy Cheaney, Dr. and Mrs. Jim Wilson of Stroud Wilson & Thompson Dentistry, Mary E. Sheppard, Nell Canipe, Future Energy, Jim & Page Morgan, Jamie Davis, David & Sally Royster, Frank & Flossie Bonner, Marie Hendrick, Stan & Anne Anthony, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Suttle III, J&E Sales, Inc., Bill and Susan Young, Shelby Dental Care, Trip Boinest, James and Carol Rose, Kendalyn Lutz-Craver, Jean Canipe, Mickey Bell

Dr. Jack Hamrick, Frank & Flossie Bonner, Lynette Jones, Linda K Horn, Dr. & Mrs. Frank Hannah, Hill & Carol Ann Hudson, William C Young, Russ & Sandy Chaney, Mr. & Mrs. Stan Anthony, Rob-Ben Inc., Mr. & Mrs. Derrick Hoskins, Dr. and Mrs. Jim Wilson of Stroud, Wilson & Thompson Dentistry, Mary Sullivan Campbell, Shelby Dental Care Center (Marie Gantt), Walmart Distributon Center #6070, PPG Industries, John and Beth Mayo, Sally and David Royster. Leland Kerr, Oliver Stanhope Anthony III, Russ and Sandy Cheaney, James S. Wilson DDS PA, James W and Page D Morgan, McDaniel-Scott Agency, Mary Sheppard, Rick Howell, Marie Hendrick,


Chip and Katie Haskin
Carole and Jack Arey
Mrs. T. R. Harris 
Dr. and Mrs. Jim Wilson

Kyle and Mitzi Josey in memory of Bill Proctor 
Mary Sheppard
Jim & Paige Morgan

David White
Carole and Jack Arey
Deanna M Moseley
White Investments
Bailey Real Estate


Robin and Marie Hendrick
Vance Suttle

Robin and Marie Hendrick
Dr. and Mrs. Jack Hunt
Royster Oil Company
Mrs. T. R. Harris

JM Wright Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Royster Oil Company
J Morgan Company Inc.
Royster Oil Company

Platinum Corporate Sponsors

HomeTrust Bank
Bank Of The Ozarks
Cornerstone Dental Associates
Shelby Shopper & Info
Dover Foundation
Gardner Foundation
Tour Cleveland County
Wilson Stroud Thompson Family Dentistry
S & R Auto Sales
Carolina Trophies & Screenprinting
S & M Sports Shop
Cummings Furniture Company
Gold Corporate Sponsors

Alston Bridges BBQ
Playground Safety Services





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