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Shelby City Park

Shelby, NC
+1 704-484-6821
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Beautiful Merry Go Round!

The city park is a great place for families, couples, or individuals to enjoy a picnic, take a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shelby, North Carolina
Spontaneously stopped by

We stopped by for a brief visit bc we happened to be in the area. We spent time on the playground... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
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The park is the site of a historic Herschell-Spillman carousel.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The city park is a great place for families, couples, or individuals to enjoy a picnic, take a carousel ride, or exercise. The park restored a beautiful, historic Merry go round. History buffs will enjoy seeing a few untouched pieces from the original Merry go...More

Thank Debbie3972
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for a brief visit bc we happened to be in the area. We spent time on the playground and rode the train and carousel. It turned out to be a great experience and this was largely bc the train and carousel operators...More

Thank 255whitneyc
Reviewed 27 May 2017

A fun outing for small kids. A carousel and small train ride for 50 cents per ride. And playground with swings and slides.

Thank Myra W
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A wonderful, nostalgic, beautiful, carousel to ride, a train ride that even goes through a tunnel, great slides and climbing apparatus, swings, and picnic areas - what better way to spend time with your child or grandchild. Rides are only $.50 per person and entry...More

Thank C9068QJannew
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Shelby Park is a great place to take the children, if you have several hours or just a few minutes you want run out of things to do. The Merry Go Round is absolutely Beautiful as well as the train. Swimming, golf, baseball, basketball all...More

Thank Celia P
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The City of Shelby has done a great job planning and keeping the Park. There is a pool, the golf course, playing fields, walking track, a carousel and a small train. It was clean, inviting and open.

Thank LouET_79
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have lived here about 10 years! This park will exceed your expectations with a phenomenal Indoor Merry Go Round / Outdoor train for the kids / One of the finest Olympic Sized swimming pools. The park has recently expanded the baseball fields and host...More

Thank RCToby
Reviewed 9 November 2016

There are several ball fields, golf, carousel, swimming pools, and activity center. The pools are crowded in the summer. The carousel is always fun and hardly ever crowded.

Thank kurgyd
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Upon my bucket list request, my two daughters, son-in-law and two, young grandsons took me to the Shelby City Park to celebrate my 70th birthday. I LOVE carousels and this park has got a great one! In addition to the carousel, there was a small...More

1  Thank ardenkperez
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Train was broke and bathrooms are to far from the playground. Other than that it is a very nice park.

Thank Shannon D
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1 March 2016|
Response from Fred M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain, but we were there in December so I imagine it's open year-round. Likely open daylight hours only. Just a guess.
23 August 2015|
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Response from BrightEyes1221 | Reviewed this property |