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.
Friday May 20th from 5:30 – 7:30pm
This program is great for adults who have always wanted to learn to fish. We will learn how to set up a rod and reel, casting techniques, and what fish are found in the lake. We will also cover state rules and regulations. Then we will go fishing off our bridge and learn some tips and tricks to becoming and experienced fisherman. No prior experience required. Equipment is provided including rod, reel, and bait.
All Levels Yoga
TGC Woodland Center
Thursdays June 2 to July 7 from 6:30 – 7:30pm
This class is for those seeking to unwind the body and mind after a long day. During class you will build internal heat and focus, strength and flexibility. Class will start with conscious breathing and gentle stretches, progressing to more active, fluid styles of yoga. Class will incorporate standing postures and balance work. Expect to be challenged but leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and centered. Modifications for some poses will be offered so you can choose to work at the level appropriate for you. Previous yoga experience is recommended. Certified yoga instructor: Jenny Turnage. This program is open to participants ages 18 and up. It costs $60 for residents and $75 for non-residents.
Guide Nature Hike
TGC Woodland Center
Saturday June 4th from 9 – 11am
Join us for a 2-mile hike on the beautiful trails of Lake Johnson Park. A knowledgeable nature instructor will accompany you on each hike to discuss natural features and Lake Johnson’s history. The hikes will be held on our unpaved trails that may not be suitable for children under the age of 7. Parts of the trail considered moderate/strenuous. Participants should dress for the weather in comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes that can get messy. This program is open to participants ages 5+ and costs $2 to attend. Adult(s) must accompany participant(s) under 16, register, and pay the program fee.