The Town of Elon provides services at two parks. Named after two distinguished citizens, Beth Schmidt and Lawrence Slade, the parks offer facility rentals, free events, and many community programs year-round. Beth Schmidt served the Town of Elon for over thirty-years in various capacities, including Town Manager and Mayor. Lawrence Slade, was one of the longest serving Aldermen in Elon history, serving 20 years before his retirement in 2011.
The well-visited Beth 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.
Elon Recreation and Parks provide many events and programs throughout the year.
Beth Schmidt Park – 2150 Elon Park Drive – 2002 PARTF GRANT RECIPIENT
Lawrence Slade Park at Morgan Place – 404 Ball Park Avenue – 2013 PARTF GRANT RECIPIENT