Stay Active with Baseball, Softball & Tee-Ball this Summer
Programs starting soon!
Register online today. Class sizes are limited.
Questions? Please reach us at email@example.com or at 810-714-2011
SLPR is excited to announce the new Executive Director
The SLPR Board of Commissioners has announced that Ed Koledo has been named Executive Director of Southern Lakes Parks & Recreation. The SLPR hiring committee offered their recommendation to the full board at a special public meeting on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020.
Mr. Koledo has had a successful career in public education, military operations and with government funded programs. In addition, he is the previous Superintendent of the Linden Public Schools and has a great depth of experience with local municipalities, civic organizations and nonprofits, including the Fenton-Linden Regional Chamber of Commerce, Fenton Rotary, LAFF Pathway organization, Fenton Area Resource & Referral Network and the Fenton Community Fund, all groups that SLPR works with to support our communities.
Mr. Koledo brings expert problem-solving, strategic planning, and relationship building skills. And most importantly, he embodies the servant-leader management style, instilling in others the confidence to achieve.
SLPR Chairperson, Patricia Lockwood commented that “Mr. Koledo is a leader that will enable SLPR to strengthen our current programs and relationships while supporting growth into new areas”.
Ed will direct the SLPR Team which consists of 5 employees and 75 contractual employees who oversee the programs provided to the community along with the numerous Special Events that SLPR organizes, such as Back to the Bricks, Concerts in the Park, Farmers Markets, & Art Walk. Ed will also serve as the Manager of the Fenton Community & Cultural Center.
Please contact Board Chair, Patricia Lockwood at Lockwoodpa4@gmail.com or 810-516-9480 with any questions.
Virtual Animal Art Kids Camp
Fenton Farmers Market 2020
We are looking forward to a fabulous Market Season in Fenton! The Fenton Farmers Market opens Thursday, June 11th and runs every Thursday until September 10th. Shoppers can shop Thursday evenings 5pm to 8pm on the front lawn of the Fenton Community & Cultural Center. (150 S Leroy St, Fenton MI 48430). Stop by Thursdays and shop your local Fenton Farmers Market!
Our Market Vendors and Market Manager have been working diligently behind the scenes to keep our market running this year. We thank them for all of their hard work to make this wonderful Fenton tradition continue on this year. We do ask shoppers to be kind and mindful of one another, and to maintain proper social distancing so that we can all have a fantastic 2020 market season. Facial coverings/masks are required to enter the market space. Out of safety of for our pet friends and the public, dogs will not be allowed within the market area this year.
Market Vendor Websites
Shop and order online and pick up at the Market! Not all market vendors have websites, but for those that do, we have them posted below. Please communicate directly with the market vendor with regards to your order and payment and pick-up instructions. We encourage shoppers to order/pay ahead from market vendors, if at all possible.
For the Cheese Lovers:
For our Soap Enthusiasts:
Roeske Farms :
Tami’s Sweet Treats (delicious!) :
Fuel Up Fresh :
Creative Studios :
Interested in becoming a vendor at the Fenton Farmers Markets?
Market season 2020 is here! We cannot wait for the fresh produce, the relaxing summer breezes, and the warmth of the sun! We are now booking vendors for the upcoming season. Please note : due to new regulations, we have limited market space. The markets also have new restrictions in place on what is allowed to be sold at the market, due to the pandemic. If these rules change during the season, we will post the updates. Please click here for the Fenton Farmers Market 2020 Vendor Packet:
Questions about the Farmer’s Markets? Please contact Pat Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Market nights are a great way to fill your pantry with healthy, local food – while supporting the farms in our area.
Fenton Farmers Market
Thursdays, June 11 – September 10, 2020
Location: Fenton Community & Cultural Center Front Lawn
Day & Dates: Thursdays, June 11 – September 10, 2020
Customer Hours: 5:00pm – 8:00pm [rain or shine]
$135 for 1 space – $175 for 2 spaces (10 x 10)
Day Payers: $15 for 1 space, $20 for 2 spaces
Vendor Hours: 3:30pm (Set Up)
Southern Lakes Parks & Recreation, Executive Director Position
We are seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director of Southern Lakes Parks & Recreation (SLPR). The selected individual will be responsible for overseeing the organizational administration, program & strategic plans of SLPR. Key duties include; marketing, financial oversight, community outreach & programming implementation. The position reports to the Board of Directors of SLPR which consists of representatives from Fenton Township, the City of Linden and the City of Fenton
We are seeking an individual with professional skills which includes strategic planning, program development, task facilitation, financial management oversight, strong written & oral communication skills, and a background that includes senior management experience.
Please submit application to Board Chair, Pat Lockwood at: email@example.com the deadline for applications is May 26, 2020.
Southern Lakes Parks & Recreation is an EOE.
Wrestling Coordinator for the Youth Fenton Wrestling Program
SLPR’s 2019 in review – all the highlights!
2019 was a fabulous year, from beginning to end. Here at SLPR, we believe in staying active, having fun, and being involved in the community. And, what a wonderful community it is. Thank you for joining us in 2019!
Celebrating 20 Years
This year marks SLPR’s 20th Anniversary. We began the year with many great classes, participants, and instructors. We are so thankful for all the smiles and fun we had to start the year. While things may have changed for the moment due to Covid-19, we here at SLPR are always looking for new ways of keeping the community connected. Staying connected virtually is the new norm for most of us at the moment. We are always interested in new ideas for classes, both virtually and in-person. If you have ideas or classes you would like to share with the community, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you are staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. We look forward to more smiles and more fun in 2020 – surrounded by the community who makes us who we are.
Be well and stay active.
-Your friends at SLPR
Cover-19 Updates for SLPR Participants
The staff here at Southern Lakes Parks & Recreation has been working with the school districts, and heeding the advice of our local government and Governor. As you know, things have changed quickly, often hour to hour. We would like to take this time to tell the community how much we appreciate the graciousness and kindness you have shown during these uncertain times. We would also like to take this time to tell our staff and instructors how much we appreciate them. Everyone worked quickly and adapted to this ever-changing situation with such impeccable grace.
There are many questions with regards to classes/activities/events and rentals. At this time, we are going to continue with the original plan of the postponement of all activities/classses/rentals/events through April 5th. Each program is unique, and will be handled accordingly with possible make-ups/additional dates as best we can. Upcoming programs will be re-scheduled to the best of our availability as well.
Our offices are closed to the public, and we have our staff working remotely. Please allow 24 hours to return phone calls. Please do feel free to contact us via email at email@example.com if you have further questions.
Covid-19 updates continue to change. We will continue to relay relevant information as it pertains to the safety of our community and the influence on our existing timeline of activities. Please stay tuned to our website and social media for updates, as well as emails from instructors and staff.
As always, our main concern is the safety of our participants, community, staff and families. Please be safe and we wish you good health, always.