Carl McNeely Civic Center

Parks Make Life Better

Address: 945 S Tompkins St

The Carl McNeely Civic Center is home to the Shelbyville Parks & Recreation office.  It is also home to our Preschool and includes the historic Paul Cross Gymnasium, a banquet room, and activity room that can be rented when available.

Contact the Parks office for availability at 317-392-5128.  All rentals must have a completed Agreement (see below) and payment in full to reserve.

Want to save time? Try our NEW Online Reservations – (see link below) – no need to complete rental agreement.

Set up and clean up time need to be included with rental time.

Civic Center Rules and Regulations

  • Tables and chairs will be set up and is included with rental price
  • No smoking, smokeless tobacco or alcohol allowed on property.
  • Accessible facility & restrooms

No reservations can be made for the following dates:

New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day (if Christmas Eve and Day fall on a weekend, days given by the city for those two days are included)

Banquet Room-$55/hour

This room is great for birthday parties, anniversaries, bridal showers, business meetings and reunions.

It has a capacity for 116 people and can provide seating for 96.

Rental Agreement

Online Reservations

  • Kitchen area
  • 2 stoves
  • 1 refrigerator
  • 2 double sinks
  • 4 food warmers
  • microwave oven
  • large food bar area
  • Accessible facility and restrooms
  • A/C & heat
  • separate entrance on 4th Street


Room B-$45/hour

Also known as the Blue Room, this room is great for birthday parties, baby showers, graduations or other gatherings.

It has a capacity for 149 people and can provide seating for 84.

Rental Agreement

Online Reservations

  • Parking available
  • Separate entrance on S. Tompkins St.
  • Accessible facility & restrooms
  • A/C & heat
  • great open space for games
  • Rented as is (walls may be decorated for Parks programs)


Paul Cross Gymnasium-$55/hour

This historic gymnasium may be rented for birthday parties, reunions, graduations, family gatherings, business gatherings, etc.

Rental Agreement

Online Reservations

  • Tables and chairs upon request
  • Volleyball nets available upon request
  • Multiple basketball goals
  • Pickleball nets available upon request
  • Vending machines
  • Bring your own balls
  • Food and drink allowed on north end only, not on courts