Parks & Recreation
The park hours are dawn to dusk daily.
- Restroom facilities are open.
- Shelter/pavilions are available to rent . You must reserve online, ahead of time.
- Picnic Tables are also able to be reserved online for weekends and holidays during the summer season in LaVern Johnson Park, via ReserveAmerica.com . Users will need to select day use to see which picnic spots are available.
- Tent camping is available beginning in mid-April and goes through mid-October and reservations are available on-line.
- RV/camper camping is available year round.
The Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Events strives to develop and enhance recreational and cultural opportunities for its residents and visitors, while improving and preserving its community parks, open space, trails and facilities
Parks ResponsibilitiesThe Parks staff is responsible for maintaining:
- Town parks
- Associated right-of-ways
- Ball fields
- River corridors through Town parks
- Town-owned open space
- Holiday decorations
MaintenanceMaintenance includes, but is not limited to:
- Park equipment
- Trash pickup
- Weed control
The Town of Lyons maintains six parks: LaVern M. Johnson Park, Bohn Park, Sandstone Park, Lyons Valley River Park, Steamboat Park, and the Dog Park.
NOTICE: LAVERN JOHNSON PARK IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AUGUST 10 - 14, 2023 FOR THE FOLKS FESTIVAL. NO PUBLIC ACCESS IS ALLOWED.
Reservations: The Town of Lyons has an on-line registration website for facilities such as shelter and pavilion reservations. We hope that this feature will allow users to conveniently reserve a shelter online, without having to come to town hall. Reservations for 2022 are currently available.
LaVern M Johnson Park has 3 shelters/pavilions. To reserve one please go online to check for availability and to make a reservation. Bohn Park has a covered shelter/pavilion and a riverside picnic area. To reserve one of these please go online to check for availability and to make a reservation.
Cancellation: Request for cancellation must be received 30 days prior to reservation to receive a full refund. If cancellation is between 7 and 30 days, the amount to be refunded will be pro-rated based on date of cancellation. Less than 7 days notice, there are no refunds with the exception of the deposit fee which will always be refunded if there is a cancellation. Weather is at the renter’s risk. No refunds due to weather. Contact parks and recreation with issues at 303-823-8250.
Picnic Table Reservations
Picnic Tables are also able to be reserved online for weekends and holidays during the summer season, via ReserveAmerica.com . Users will need to select day use to see which picnic spots are available for reservations.
Learn more about each park by clicking the photo of the respective park below.
The Recreation staff oversees programming and scheduling to provide sports, programs, fitness classes, and leisure activities to various age populations in order to promote the development of lifetime skills, enhance physical well-being and quality of life and provide social interaction among participants. This includes a number of special events and cultural events that take place throughout the year.
Resident Parking Pass
One free parking pass per household, second pass may be obtained for $40, third pass will be $80. Non-residents may purchase a season parking pass for a flat rate of $75.00 per vehicle.Residency is proven by showing a Town of Lyons utility bill. To register for your free parking pass please click on the above license plate.
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