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How to Spend Your Extra Hour of Park Fun!


Mark your calendars! Daylight Saving Time is right around the corner! Starting March 13th, we will all have one extra hour of daylight. Spend it wisely and use those 60 minutes doing something fun and active with us at Shelby Farms Park!

Here are 7 things to do at Shelby Farms Park with your extra hour of sunlight.

  1. Group workouts not your thing? Ride a bike or take a hike on the Shelby Farms Greenline! With more time on your hands, there’s no reason not to hit these 10+ miles of trail and get the most out of your day. Get more details here or find your bike here.

  2. Bring the whole family! Daylight saving time affects the kids too, so why not bring them along. Hit up the Woodland Discovery Playground and let the kids enjoy the extra hour jumping and climbing and having fun being a kid. Get more details here.

  3. And don’t forget about the pup! Let go of the leash and let your dog enjoy the Outback Off-Leash Dog Park.  Find some fresh air for everyone! Be sure to give our rules and tips a glance here before visiting.

  4. Tired of being stuck inside during chilly, dark winter evenings? Pack a picnic for dinner! There’s no better combo than fresh air and fresh food, so get a group together and rent a pavilion to optimize your day and get outside! We have all been waiting for the day when it isn't dark at five or six, and it’s finally here, so don’t waste a moment of it!

  5. Don’t forget that once it warms up, you can start using your extra spring hours doing even more at Shelby Farms Park. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard! Go fishing! We have 20+ lakes and ponds, so don’t hesitate to hit the water this spring! See all your options hereThe Hyde Lake and Pine Lake boat houses are closed for the season but will reopen in Spring 2022!  

  6. Warmer weather and longer days mean it will also be perfect conditions to hit the trails and go horseback riding here at Shelby Farms Park. Learn how to saddle up here.

  7. And finally, Go Ape on our treetop adventure, which is now open! Swing into spring and traipse through trees on these obstacle courses and ziplines. Learn how to book your session here.

With so much to do, there’s no reason to stay cooped up inside! Make the most of your day, every day, and spend your extra hours with us at Shelby Farms Park this spring!

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