*From July 24 through July 28, and August 15 through August 18, 2019, LaVern M. Johnson Park will be leased to Planet Bluegrass for RockyGrass Festival and Folks Festival campers, respectively. During this time, Lyons residents may access LaVern M. Johnson Park with proof of residency, and will be limited to foot traffic only; otherwise, the park will be closed to the public. Bohn Park will remain open during those dates.
Bounded on three sides by the North St. Vrain Creek and sandstone cliffs, LaVern M. Johnson Park is a year-round community favorite. With an abundance of recreational opportunities, such as picnic areas, RV and tent camping, playground areas, the Lyons Whitewater Park, a splash pad, and an ice rink in the winter, the park is the perfect getaway to escape, and take in the beauty of Lyons!
The Whitewater Park beckons to kayakers and tubers to drop in and go for a ride. The quarter-mile horseshoe-shape park has 8 features that are spread out and contain big pools and eddies.
LaVern Johnson Park is also home to wonderful picnic areas and shelter facilities that can be rented for events or parties.The park also has RV camping with full hookups that runs year-round, as well as tent camping, which is available April 1 through October 15.