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LaVern M. Johnson Park Ice Skating Rink

LaVern Park Ice Rink

Ice Rink Schedule

The LaVern Johnson Park Ice Rink is now open! To accommodate various usages for the rink, a rotating schedule is in effect, setting different hours for hockey and recreational/family skating.

The rink is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, weather permitting, with the following schedule:

Recreational/Family Skating Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Hockey Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.   

Please be aware of the skill level and safety of others while skating, and please do not play hockey during family recreational skating hours. 

Ice Skate Rentals

Ice skate rentals will be available at the LaVern M. Johnson Park Concession Stand on Saturdays and Sundays, from noon to 4 p.m., when the rink is open. 

To Return: Skate rental returns may be placed in the ice skate drop box located outside the concession stand.
Skate Rental Prices

1-Day Rental (return by end of same day):
Lyons Residents: $8 | Nonresidents: $10

1-Week Rental (return by end of same day the following week):
Lyons Residents: $20 | Nonresidents: $25

Users may also bring their own skates. 


There is no charge to use the ice skating rink at LaVern Johnson Park. However, parking fees are in effect. Remember, while the Parks and Public Works teams provide general maintenance to the rink, ice conditions are not guaranteed, and users should use always caution when skating; skating and any use of the rink is at the user's own risk!


LaVern M. Johnson Ice Rink >>


Fun Winter Town Hall Art Show

Special Winter Town Hall Art Show

Calling All Lyons Students (and Parents)!

This is an invitation to any pent-up peeps (of all ages) over the holidays wanting to express themselves artistically to:

A. Design and submit a snowflake creation (remember - no two snowflakes are identical) to be hung from Town Hall Chamber Room’s ceiling through April - check out this fun and easy 3-D snowflake idea!;

B. Write poetry to be displayed on the wall (an event for school-age children) and/or deliver a poem or prose for a dramatic read-aloud (open to everyone);

C. Create an artistic winter-themed wall-hangable piece of art, to be displayed in the Town Hall Board Room, as part of the Winter Show!

All ages and stages of artistry are welcomed to bring their work to be displayed in the first of the 2018 Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission’s “Four Seasons” Town Hall Art Shows. To participate, bring snowflakes and wintry artwork, along with placards*, to the Town Hall Board Room on Friday, Jan. 5, between 4 and 7 p.m. 


Then, at the kick-of the Winter Show's opening reception on Saturday, January 6th, from 4:30-5:30 pm, local poet and writing teacher Bonnie Auslander will lead a collaborative poetry extravaganza for school-aged children exploring the sights, sounds, and scents of winter. Children may choose to write on oversized paper with markers or huge brushes (provided), or simply dictate their thoughts to teen amanuenses (also known as literary assistants).

Friends, family and neighbors are then encouraged to bring finger foods to share and join in Saturday’s event celebrating poetry (in a casual open mic fashion) and personal visions of winter’s wonders at the 6:30-8 pm Opening Reception / Community Tapas Potluck (finger foods only), which follows.

In addition, the LAHC will sponsor a bake sale (fundraising for expanding the arts in Lyons) along with hot chocolate and apple cider.

*Placards must include: artist’s name, title, medium, size, price (or marked NFS—not for sale), and contact information. Reservations are not required.

We hope to see you there!

Special Winter Town Hall Art Show >>


McConnell Bridge Update


Pedestrian Path

The pedestrian path along the McConnell Drive bridge is now open. The contractor agreed to build the path at no extra cost to the Town, as a courtesy to foot and bike traffic; however, please keep in mind that because of its narrow width, the path cannot be maintained by the Town or the contractor, so icy conditions may exist. 


Construction Update

Pile driving and river rock screening are now complete. The process of drilling and pouring caissons is still underway - a process resulting in noticeably audible impacts to surrounding neighborhoods. 

McConnell Bridge Cassions

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April 3, 2018 Election, Run for Mayor or Trustee

As part of the April 3, 2018 Regular Mail Ballot Election, the ballot will ask voters to consider candidates for six Trustee positions and one Mayor.   
Candidates for Trustee and Mayor may pick-up nomination petitions to begin collecting signatures beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018, from the Town Clerk's Office.

April 3, 2018 Election & Interested Candidates Information >>

We're Hiring!

The Town of Lyons is currently seeking a Project Manager, Human Resources Generalist, Code Compliance Officer, and Records Clerk/Administrative Assistant. We hope to hear from you! Otherwise, please help spread the word!

Employment Opportunities >>


2018 LaVern M. Johnson & Bohn Park Parking Passes

Parking passes for 2018 will be available in January to residents of Lyons (utility billing customers). One free resident parking pass per household, second pass may be obtained for $35, third pass will be $55.

2018 LaVern M. Johnson & Bohn Park Parking Passes >>


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