LaVern M. Johnson Park

Bounded on three sides by the North St. Vrain Creek and sandstone cliffs, LaVern Johnson Park is a community favorite year round.  There is an abundance of recreational opportunities which include picnic areas, RV and tent camping, playground area, Lyons Whitewater Park, splash pad, and an ice rink in the winter. Year round, there is plenty of room to escape and take in the beauty of Lyons.  

The new 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 nicely with big pools and eddies.  Our Whitewater Park is the perfect challenge for the novice boater and an excellent time for the more experienced.  On a hot summers day tubing is also available along the river. 

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, as well as  camping for tents. Camping fees start at $20 a night for tent sites to $40 a night for RV’s with full hookups. There are 15 RV sites with full hookups and 17 tent sites.  

The camping season for RVs runs year round.  Also, there are several community events that take place during the summer where camping and shelter reservations may not be available.   Reservations are available online only. 

Camping Reservations

To make a camping (RV or Tent) reservation at LaVern M. Johnson Park, please visit, or click the link below.  Smoking is always prohibited in the park. 

Make a reservation

For more information, visit our camping overview page. 

To ask about reserving a shelter, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department,

Rebuilding LaVern Johnson Park