200 North 7th Street

John Taylor Park Directions
HISTORY
John Taylor Park was originally created in 1962 as Walnut Park. This six-acre park was renamed in 1978 through a contest by the North Lawrence Improvement Association.

John Taylor was a prominent neighborhood organizer in North Lawrence. Renaming Lyon Street Park was also considered during the contest period, but the City and the association decided to let the then Walnut Park be renamed.

DESCRIPTION OF PARK
Six acres of land, housing a number of features.

The amenities of the park include:

  • Basketball
  • Playground Equipment
  • Parking

SHELTERS
More shelter information coming soon.

The amenities of the shelter include:

  • Tables and or Benches
  • Barbecue grill
  • Benches and or picnic tables
  • Drinking fountain
  • Electricity

Reservations for outdoor shelters and indoor facilities are taken at any of the community recreation centers including the Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive and South Park Recreation Center, 1141 Massachusetts St.

See our shelter rentals page for more information on renting these facilities or call (785) 832-7920.