Experience the beauty and nature of Lake Johnson Park! Visit the waterfront or access the trails from our Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center. Take a walk on our five miles of paved- and natural-surface trails, watch for birds and wildlife, or join us for one of our many programs listed below!
Advanced registration is required for all programs. You can register for any program online using RecLink at the links below. Additional programs at Lake Johnson Park can be easily found using keyword “Johnson.”
All programs are subject to modification or cancellation. View the Raleigh Parks Know Before You Go Guide for Programs.
Ballroom Dance 101
TGC Woodland Center
Sundays from 9–10:15 a.m. and 10:30–11:45 a.m.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to do the waltz, swing, tango, foxtrot, or rumba? Come join us at Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center and learn to dance with Ian McAreavy, a nationally ranked competitive dancer. With many different styles offered, you can pick and choose what you would like to learn. No prior experience is required. This program is open to participants ages 16 and over and costs $10 to attend.
Environmental Lecture Series
Mondays from 6–7 p.m.
Join us virtually for an exciting environmental lecture series held every second Monday of the month. With a new topic each month, there is something for everyone. We will have professionals and graduate students presenting on topics that they know best! Call 919-996-3141 to find out more about our upcoming speakers and topics. Earn 1 hour of criteria III EE credit. All lectures will be virtual; however, advance registration is required. Meeting invitation will be sent prior to lecture. Recorded lecture will be made available post-lecture on the Environmental Lecture Playlist.
Vermicomposting to Feed Your Soil presented by Rhonda Sherman
TGC Woodland Center
Monday, December 13, from 6–7 p.m.
Recycle food scraps and other organic materials into vermicompost that will enrich your soil, increase plant growth and yields, and suppress diseases and pests. It is a fun project to do with your children, grandchildren, or students. The author of The Worm Farmer's Handbook and 65 other publications, Rhonda Sherman has been teaching people around the world how to vermicompost and compost for the past three decades. On faculty at NC State University for 29 years, Rhonda has print, video, and podcast resources on her website.