South Lyon Area Recreation Authority Policies

Notice to Participants

All participants are subject to the South Lyon Area Recreation Authority Code of Conduct.  If you wish to review the Code of Conduct, please read the PDF to the right.

SLARA programs are offered to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, creed or ability.  SLARA encourages the participation of individuals with disabilities.  In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate participants with disabilities for our programs.  For assistance, call 248-437-8105 at least seven days prior to the program or event.  All athletic and recreational activities involve some risk of accident or injury.  SLARA does not provide insurance nor does it assume responsibility for accidents or injuries.

Participation in this program and the use of equipment is at your own risk.

Note to the Community

Circumstances are such that some classes will not meet in consecutive weeks as scheduled.  We will make every effort to assure students will receive the total number of sessions indicated.  All classes are subject to a maximum and minimum enrollment.  You will be notified only if your class is cancelled, full or in conflict.  Occurrences beyond our control may necessitate a change of date, room, time, instructor and/or cancellation of a class.  Often, conflicts happen without prior notice and we do not have time to notify you.  Your understanding is appreciated.

Allergy Info

Please be sure to let us know if you and/or your child have any food allergies or restrictions.  We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate participants with food allergies.  you may be asked to provide your own food snack.

Background Check Policy

All staff/volunteers are required to pass background checks before employment or participation in any SLARA programs.  If you wish to review the Background Check Policy, please read the PDF listed above.

Resident Discount Fees

SLARA is not affiliated with the South Lyon Area Schools.  Anyone who resides in the participating member municipalities; the City of South Lyon, Lyon Township or Green Oak will receive a 25% discount for most program fees.  Anyone who resides outside of these municipalities will be considered a "non-resident" and be required to pay full price to participate in programs.

Early Bird Registration Deadlines

Some programs may have an Early Bird Registration Deadline. When noted, after the early bird deadline there is a $10 fee added to registration cost per participant.

Photo Release Policy

Enrollment in SLARA sponsored programs authorizes SLARA, its employees and contractors to take your photograph for use in future brochures, flyers, documents, displays, and other publications, website and on social networking websites. SLARA will not sell, use or authorize others to use such photographs for commercial purposes.

Program Cancellation Notification System/Inclement Weather Policy

The safety and welfare of all employees and participants is of the utmost importance. This notification system has been designed to give guidance to employees, coaches, officials and participants in activities, as well as renters of SLARA facilities. This system was created to give general guidelines. Employee judgement may be exercised in certain situations and some determinations/cancellations may be made at the facility or on the fields. Cancellations may occur due to inclement weather, heat index, outside restrictions or unacceptable facility conditions.  Please view the PDF above entitled "Program Cancellation Notification System" for specific details.

Registration & Non-Sufficient Fund Fees

You can register via Fax, Mail-In, Walk-In or Online.  Complete on-line registration available at  Please call the office for a password.  SLARA accepts Discover, VISA, Mastercard or American Express.  NOTE:  There is a non-refundable $4 convenience fee whenever you use a credit or debit card.  However, that fee will be fully refunded if a class is cancelled by SLARA.  Make all checks payable to "SLARA".  A $36 fee will be assessed to all returned checks.

ALL SLARA registrations are solely intended for the person(s) registered and are NON-TRANSFERABLE.  This includes but is not limited to programs, classes, sports, aquatics, special events and day camp.

Refund Policy

All refund requests are charged a $10 cancellation fee.  Any refunds requested after the first class/program are charged the cost of the first day, plus the cancellation fee.  NO REFUNDS will be given after the second scheduled class/program.  

For a refund, please follow these steps:

  1. Cancellations must be made BY PHONE OR IN PERSON.
  2. Call or visit the SLARA Office immediately to allow time for someone else to register for the class.
  3. All requests must be made before 3:00 pm on the last working day prior to the beginning of the second scheduled class/activity.

NO REFUNDS will be given after the first practice for all youth sports leagues.  

NO REFUNDS for special events, one day programs or convenience fee unless they are cancelled by the SLARA.

Refunds will be paid in full when classes are cancelled by the SLARA.  There is no refund or reduction of fees for classes missed by students.  No refunds paid in cash.  Refunds take 2-3 weeks to process.  Note:  There is a non-refundable $4 convenience fee whenever you use a credit or debit card.  However, this fee will be fully refunded if a class is cancelled by the SLARA. 

If a class is cancelled due to weather, mechanical failure, or other unexpected problems, an effort will be made to schedule a make-up.  If it is not possible to provide a make-up time, no partial refunds will be given.