Parks & Recreation

COVID-19 Updates:

Updated 05/18/2021

The park hours are 8 am - 8 pm daily until further notice.

  • Restroom facilities are open. We ask that you maintain 6 ft while waiting in line to use facilities, wear a mask when entering and always wash your hands.
  • Shelter/pavilions are available to rent for 2021.  You must reserve online, ahead of time.
  • Picnic Tables are also able to be reserved online for weekends and holidays during the summer season, via . Users will need to select day use to see which picnic spots are available.
LaVern Johnson Park Camping 
  • 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. 
Our Mission
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
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Parks Responsibilities

The Parks staff is responsible for maintaining:
  • Town parks
  • Associated right-of-ways
  • Ball fields
  • River corridors through Town parks
  • Town-owned open space
  • Trails
  • Holiday decorations


Maintenance includes, but is not limited to:
  • Fertilization
  • Irrigation
  • Mowing
  • Park equipment
  • Planting
  • Pruning
  • 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. 

New this year is a Visitor Management Plan regarding capacity and overcrowding. For full details, click here to read more.

Camping Reservations
Camping (RVs and tent camping) are only available at LaVern M. Johnson Park. Visit the LaVern M. Johnson Park page for more information.

Shelter/Pavilion 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 2021 are currently available.
To reserve one of the 3 shelters/pavilions at LaVern M. Johnson Park, please go online to check for availability and to make a reservation.

Picnic Table Reservations
Picnic Tables are also able to be reserved online for weekends and holidays during the summer season, via . 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.

LaVern M. Johnson Park

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Bohn Park

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Dog Park

Timber at Dog Park


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 $35, third pass will be $55. 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.

Resident Parking Pass Online Sign-up >>

Resident Parking Pass Sign Up

Contact Us

Should you have any ideas, concerns or difficulties with the parks, please contact us so that we may assist you. We may be reached at 303-823-6622 or by email.

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