NOTICE: LAVERN JOHNSON PARK IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AUGUST 10 - 14, 2023 FOR THE FOLKS FESTIVAL. NO PUBLIC ACCESS IS ALLOWED.
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.
Shelter Reservations >>
Picnic Tables/Day Use 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.
Additional Amenities, Campground Store and Equipment Rentals
LaVern Johnson Park now has a concessionaire who will be at the park daily to rent tubes, stand up paddle boards, life jackets, river shoes and dry bags. They also have a variety of camping items for sale if you forgot something at home.
Learn more and visit Rays River Rentals.
Ice Skating (winter) >>