Parks & Recreation


Updated 7/22/2020

Please note the following closures and public health guidelines currently in effect.
The park hours are 8 am - 8 pm daily until further notice.

  • LaVern M. Johnson and Bohn Parks are closed unless you have an advance reservation for camping or a shelter/pavilion. No picnics, no group gatherings or staying in the parks is allowed due to COVID. 
  • Users may access the river to tube, fish or kayak but not in groups.  Users may also access the trails but users must keep moving. 
  • Due to COVID restrictions, the park cannot allow any additional group gatherings. 
  • Restroom facilities are open. We ask that you maintain 6 ft while waiting in line to use facilities, wear a mask and wash your hands.
  • All playgrounds are open, but limited to 10 users at any one time. Large groups are not allowed.
  • Shelter/pavilions are open available to rent.  You must reserve online, ahead of time.
LaVern Johnson Park Camping 
  • Tent camping is open and reservations are available on-line
  • RV/camper camping is available. Due to COVID,  fully-contained units are recommended. Reserve on-line.
Boulder County's social distancing and mask orders are still in effect. Parks visitors must comply with the following guidelines in Lyons:
  • Individuals over the age of 12 must wear masks or face coverings in public, when at least six feet between others cannot be maintained.  
  • Gatherings may not exceed 10 people.
  • Please do not travel more than 10 miles for outdoor recreation. We appreciate your cooperation as we work toward slowing the spread.
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
PRC Logo

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. 

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 announces a new 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.
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.

Learn more about each park by clicking the photo of the respective park below.

LaVern M. Johnson Park

LaVern M. Johnson Park_Photo by Krische Construction 8_small web

Bohn Park

Bohn Park Sunset_ADA Fishing Area_arielle hodgson

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.

Related Documents