Shelter Reservations at LaVern M. Johnson Park

Level 2 Fire Restrictions
On July 10, 2020, the Boulder County Sheriff enacted Level 2 Fire Restrictions, due to increased fire risk. This means for shelter reservations and other park guests, campfires, grills, or stove fires of any kind are prohibited, including stove fires, charcoal grills, BBQs, coal- or wood-burning stoves, liquid- or gas-fueled stoves, lanterns, and heating devices.

Because grilling is not permitted under Level 2 Fire Restrictions, the Town is providing complementary electricity to all shelter reservations. 

COVID-19 Impacts to Shelter Rentals


In an effort to maintain responsible distancing, Town of Lyons park shelters group sizes are limited to 25 people max.
Shelter reservation prices have been reduced to accommodate the limited group capacities. Please reference the COVID-19 Shelter Prices table below for updated fees.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, seating at outdoor venues must be appropriately spaced, to reduce mingling and reinforce the necessary distance between individuals in different households. Please keep this in mind when reserving a shelter to allow enough distance for your guests at the shelters.

Parks Partial Closure


With the exception of camping and shelter reservations, Lyons parks facilities are only open to guests using the trail system and accessing the river. Group gatherings, picnicking, pop-ups, and congregating without a camping or shelter reservation are not permitted. 

Read more about the partial parks closure  >>

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

COVID-19 Shelter Prices

Shelter Lyons Resident Non-Resident
Quarry Shelter
Max Capacity: 25
1/2 day: $40.00
Full day: $75.00
1/2 day: $60.00
Full day: $100.00
St. Vrain Shelter
Max Capacity: 25
1/2 day: $40.00
Full day: $75.00
1/2 day: $60.00
Full day: $100.00
WPA Shelter
Max Capacity: 25
1/2 day: $50.00
Full day: $100.00
1/2 day: $60.00
Full day: $120.00

Shelters

The Town of Lyons has three shelters/pavilions in LaVern M. Johnson Park available for rentals: 
The Quarry Shelter, the St. Vrain Shelter,  and the WPA Shelter/Pavilion.

Please review the Shelter and Pavilion Rentals FAQ’s

Quarry Shelter

Quarry Shelter 1

St. Vrain Shelter

St. Vrain Shelter 1

WPA Shelter

WPA Shelter 1

To Reserve a Shelter:

Shelter and pavilion facility rentals can be reserved online, through the online registration website

  1. Please review each shelters’ availability via the online calendar. If the date is available, you will see a green RESERVE button. Add it to your cart.
    Quarry Shelter Calendar
    St Vrain Shelter/Pavilion Calendar
    WPA Shelter/Pavilion Calendar
  2. Next, create an account online to reserve the shelter and pay for your reservation.
  3. Once you’ve created your account, select the date/time for your reservation, and finish processing your shopping cart.

Shelter Locations

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Shelter Rental Fee Scale

  Lyons Resident
Peak Season
(May 1 - Sep 30)
Lyons Resident
Off Season
(Oct 1- Apr 30)
Non-Resident
Peak Season
(May 1 - Sep 30)
Non-Resident
Off Season
(Oct 1 - Apr 30)
Quarry Shelter
Max Capacity: 25
due to COVID
1/2 day: $50.00
Full day: $75.00
1/2 day: $45.00
Full day: $65.00
1/2 day: $80.00
Full day: $140.00
1/2 day: $75.00
Full day: $120.00
St. Vrain Shelter
Max Capacity:  25
due to COVID
1/2 day: $50.00
Full day: $90.00
1/2 day: $40.00
Full day: $80.00
1/2 day: $85.00
Full day: $170.00
1/2 day: $75.00
Full day: $135.00
WPA Shelter
Max Capacity:  25
due to COVID
1/2 day: $65.00
Full day: $120.00
1/2 day: $55.00
Full day: $95.00
1/2 day: $115.00
Full day: $220.00
1/2 day: $100.00
Full day: $190.00
  • Half-day time rental reservations are available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • On weekends during the peak season, we only allow for full-day rentals - half-day rentals are not available. 
  • Full-day rentals are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • An additional $25.00 per hour fee for staff time may apply: restrooms cleaning, cleanup & miscellaneous impacts. If applicable, you will be contacted directly by a staff member, following your reservation. 
  • Groups of 30 or more people must also submit a Large Group Application together with the Large Group Application fee of $50.00. 

Deposit

  • A $100.00 deposit is required for groups of 100 persons in size or less. 
  • A $150.00 deposit is required for groups larger than 100 persons. 
  • All deposits are held by the own of Lyons until the date of the event. All deposits are fully refundable, as long as the user(s) has complied with the terms outlined in the Town of Lyons Facilities Rental and Use Agreement and the facility meets post-event inspection standards. 

Further charges may be applied depending on actual damage or cleanliness of the facility.

**Please note that the Town of Lyons relies on the user(s) to estimate group size as accurately as possible. The Park Host will also be monitoring group size, among other things, the day of the event. If it is found that the user’s estimation of group size was considerably low when making the reservation, a portion of the damage deposit may be withheld to recover the difference. Please provide all information as accurately as possible so that we may serve you better.

Payment is made via credit card and the online payment system