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Join us for Upcoming Programs at Lake Johnson Park

Join us for Upcoming Programs at Lake Johnson Park!

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.”

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.

Register for Guided Nature Hike 

All Levels Yoga
TGC Woodland Center
Thursdays 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.

Register for All Levels Yoga on June 2 – July 7
Register for All Levels Yoga on July 28 – September 1 

Tree ID Trek
TGC Woodland Center
Saturday July 9
Come join our naturalists and learn how to identify some common trees found in the park. Participants will learn features of tree ID that will help year-round. No prior tree identification knowledge is necessary. Earn 2 hours criteria II or III EE credit upon request. This program is open to participants ages 14+ and costs $4 to attend. Adult(s) must accompany child(ren) under 16, register, and pay the program fee.

Register for Tree ID Trek 

Fundamentals of Paddling: Kayak
Waterfront Center
Tuesday August 2 from 6 – 8pm
These classes will introduce the basics of paddling in a calm setting and at a relaxed pace. Participants will learn the parts of each watercraft, paddling strokes and techniques, maneuverability, and self-rescue techniques. All equipment is provided. This program is open to participants ages 15 and up. It costs $25 for Raleigh residents and $40 for non-residents. Adult(s) must accompany participant(s) under 16, register, and pay the program fee.

Register for Fundamentals of Paddling: Kayak 

MELT Method Workshop
TGC Woodland Center
Sunday August 14th from 10:30 – 12pm
Do you have body aches and pains? MELT is a self-care treatment that helps improve joint function, reduce chronic pain and restore neurological efficiency by making the body more relaxed. Come experience positive changes you’ll feel immediately using a MELT Soft Body Roller and small MELT balls during this introduction workshop. We will perform specific sequences for the hands, feet and entire body allowing tension to release from the neck, shoulders and low back. Participants will need to be able to get on the floor for this class. Any questions about this workshop can be directed to the instructor Jenny Turnage at jenny@foodfityoga.com. This program is open to participants ages 18 and up. It costs $25 for Raleigh residents and $40 for non-residents to attend.

Register for MELT Method Workshop