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Lifetime Sports Programs and Leagues



Lansing Parks and Recreation Lifetime Sports Office is committed to facilitating positive recreational sport opportunities for people of all ages that promote sportsmanship, a healthy lifestyle and a safe environment.

Contact Information

For general questions or our weather line please use the following numbers.

Main Office: 517-483-4039
Weather Line: 517 483-4255

Meet Our Team

Mark Simon: Lifetime Sports Supervisor

Mark graduated from Olivet College with a Recreation Management major.  While at Olivet, he played on the soccer and tennis teams and formed many close friendships that now extend across the country.

Mark worked for the Boys & Girls Club of Lansing for many years before working as a Community Center Programmer at Letts' Center.  He now sees the children of his 'B&G Club and Letts kids' involved with the city's youth sports programs.

Mark is a high school and college basketball referee and is a member of the Capital Area Official Association (CAOA).

Mark moved to Lansing in 1986, and enjoys a wide variety of sports played by his family, which includes his wife, Trish, and sons, Jake & Mitch.

Mark handles the following sports leagues:

  • Adult 50 & Over Basketball
  • Adult Slow Pitch Softball
  • Adult Tennis Leagues
  • Girls High School Fast Pitch Softball
  • School District 4th - 6th Grade Basketball
  • Youth Basketball
  • Youth Soccer (Spring and Fall Leagues)

You can reach Mark by phone 517-483-4281 or email msimon@lansingmi.gov 


 Troy Stowell: Coordinator of Lifetime Sports

Troy is a 1996 Graduate of Lansing Everett High School (Go Vikings!), and a 2001 Graduate of Central Michigan University (Go Chips!).  After graduating college with degrees in Commercial and Community Recreation, Troy Began his career in Battle Creek where he was in charge of a variety of youth and adult sports leagues, special events and World Series caliber baseball tournaments for youth and adults.

Troy is a registered High School umpire. And is currently the President Elect of Michigan ASA and serves as Co-Commioner for the Mid-Michigan Region.  Troy enjoys sports, CMU and Michigan State athletics, and spending time with his wife Rebecca, daughter Ava and son Carter.

Troy handles the following sports leagues:

  • Youth Floor Hockey
  • Adult Women's and Coed Volleyball
  • Little Kickers Soccer
  • Youth Wildcat T-Ball  Baseball & Softball
  • Adult Baseball Leagues
  • Senior Softball Leagues
  • Youth NFL Flag Football

You can reach Troy by phone 517-483-4280 or email tstowell@lansingmi.gov

Brett Kaschinske
Parks & Recreation Dept.
200 North Foster Street
2nd Floor
Lansing, MI 48912