Parks & Recreation

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. 

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

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

LaVern M. Johnson Park

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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.

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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 303-823-8250 or by email.

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