The Town of Elon provides services at two parks: Beth Schmidt Park and Lawrence Slade Park . Named after two distinguished citizens, Beth Schmidt and Lawrence Slade, the parks offer facility rentals, free events, and many community programs year-round.
The well-visited Beth Schmidt Park (Schmidt Park) opened in 2005 and was the town’s first recreational facility. It boasts the largest playground in the area, with a seventy-two-component playground set, of which sixty-seven components are special-needs accessible. This fenced-in playground provides safe play for children 2-12 years old under adult supervision. Other amenities include an indoor community center, four outdoor rental facilities with restroom access, and a one-mile walking trail.
Morgan Place Park was purchased from Alamance County in 2008 and renamed Lawrence Slade Park at Morgan Place (Slade Park) in 2012. Slade Park received a complete renovation in 2014 and offers a collegiate size, Frank Haith, Jr. outdoor basketball court, amphitheater, picnic shelters with nearby restrooms, bocce ball courts, corn hole courts, walking track, and a playground for ages 2-12 to enjoy with adult supervision.
Find out more by viewing the Recreation and Parks webpages.