Park & Rec
The Town of Shelby has developed 13 smaller parks to retain green space and preserve areas where children can play safely, people can picnic or just relax and enjoy a nice day. Our newest park, Nelson Park, has a gazebo and flowers. It is located at the intersection of Hagen Road & Pammel Creek Road.
In addition, the town has two larger parks. Mormon Coulee Park is located just off of Hwy 14/61 on Mormon Creek and has 4 shelters that are available for public use. The Enclosed Shelter, Open Shelter #1 and the Lion's Shelter can be accessed via Bloomer Mill Road. Open Shelter #2 is accessed via Park Drive. The Enclosed Shelter and Open Shelter #2 can be reserved for gatherings May 1st-Oct 1st. Reservations are taken after the 1st of January. Payment in full and a signed contract are due within 7 days of making the reservation. Shelter #1 & the Lion's Shelter are available on a first come-first served basis.
Park Shelter Fee Schedule:
Enclosed Shelter located in Mormon Coulee Park (new enclosed buiding-see photo) has electricity, a Fridge and a bathroom with lots of counter space for your food and crockpots. The access at Hwy 14/Bloomer Mill Rd by Charlie's Inn will take you to the park. N1171 Bloomer Mill Rd., La Crosse, WI 54601.
The NEW ENCLOSED SHELTER cost is as follows:
You will need a $100.00 deposit, which will be returned to you after the shelter is inspected from your event.
A $100.00 fee for the use of the shelter. There is no increased rate if you are a Non-Resident.
*There are reduced fees for non-profit organizations, SYB ball teams, Boy or Girl Scouts, ect.
The rental fee is waived for events Mon - Thurs. The rental fee is half price from Fri - Sun. A deposit is still required.
The Open Shelby (Shelter #2) is an open pole building with electricity and a bathroom across the way. Access through (Park Drive) in the Mill Stream Addition on Hwy 14 past Charlie's, N1150 Park Dr., La Crosse, WI 54601. Cost of the open shelter is $50.00. (posted 1/15/18)
Pammel Creek Park is a work in progress. Land was purchased by the town in 2001 and a park plan developed with the assistance of local residents. Construction of a paved bike/walkway and two ball diamonds began in the fall of 2002, and landscaping, tree plantings and playground equipment have added. A park shelter, restrooms, bushes and flowers will be added in the future.
Town of Shelby parks close at 10 PM. No camping or overnight stays are allowed. Camping is permitted at Goose Island Park, located south of La Crosse on Hwy 35. Goose Island Park is located in the Town of Shelby, but is owned and managed by the County of La Crosse. For reservations call 608-788-7018.
Shelby Youth Baseball and Softball is an all-volunteer summer program for area youth ages 7-14. Participation is not restricted to Shelby residents. The Town of Shelby maintains the 3 Hillview ball fields, one in Mormon Coulee Park, two at State Road School and two in Pammel Creek Park.
A modern concession stand, restrooms and sheltered picnic area are located at the Hillview site, thanks to the generous contributions of individuals and businesses, a grant from the Corinne Zielke Foundation and gallons of volunteer sweat.
For more information on Shelby Youth Baseball and Softball check out their website at Shelbyball.org.
In Mormon Coulee Park, both the Open Shelter and Enclosed shelter bathrooms are open to the public from 7am - 10pm (Park Hours). They are on a timer. ***All park reservations are closed thru June 30th due to COVID-19 concerns. Reservations July-October are allowed, but may be canceled by the Town if pandemic conditions worsen.
call 788-1032 Extension 6