Lavern M. Johnson Park Phase II


Period of Performance

August 2015 to September 2016




Town of Lyons


Ripley Design Inc.

Project Overview

Lyons, CO

In September 2013, catastrophic flooding occurred along the Front Range of Colorado with Boulder County being the worst hit. The Town of Lyons, located along the St. Vrain River, became isolated by the floodwaters, and ended up being one of the most heavily damaged towns. The flood caused serious damage to buildings and development along the creek.

Lyons’ parks system was mostly decimated. Since the town relies on its parks and trails system to attract visitors for various festivals held there, recovery efforts needed to be made to restore and improve the recreation areas, as well as mitigation measures to protect the creek and surrounding developments.

The LaVern M. Johnson Park Phase 2 (formerly known as Meadow Park) renovation included a new park restroom/shower building, new picnic shelter, concessions building, renovation of existing restroom/covered picnic shelter, and restoration of existing stone fireplace structure. This renovation also included extensive use of LED lighting fixtures in parking areas as well as structures.

New Construction.
Civil Infrastructure.

"This was the first large-scale flood recovery project completed for the town that was opened to the public in September 2016. I had the pleasure of working daily with Krische’s Project Manager and Site Superintendents. All of them remained focused and professional even when faced with challenges during construction. They were always very responsive and available throughout the project that was under construction for a year. The park had various projects within the larger scope of work that were being developed simultaneously with numerous subcontractors. Krische was able to manage all of the work and other contractors efficiently to keep the project moving forward. I hope to work with Krische Construction again in the future."

Sloan Nystrom | Former Town of Lyons Parks Project Manager