Johnson Park, named after the founder of Marble Falls, General Adam Rankin Johnson, has been in existence since the town was founded in 1887. The park area has been used for community functions and events as early as 1888 when the park served as the first meeting place for the First Baptist Church.
Johnson Park has been the place for virtually every community event and countless social gatherings over the last 128 years. Today, the park is still used by churches in the community, along with a variety of other community functions and celebrations such as family reunions, weddings, picnics, festivals, cook-offs, summer camps, community garage sales, music, sporting, cultural, and fundraising events.
Along the edge of Backbone Creek and shaded by live oak and pecan trees, Johnson Park has it all: abundant parking, an amphitheater, open-air covered pavilions, picnic tables, barbecue pits, restroom facilities and more. There are two playgrounds in the park in addition to a large open space for activities. Many visitors frequent the beach volleyball court and the softball field as well as the hike-and-bike trail that is lined with tall, leafy green trees. Johnson Park is also dog friendly, featuring a large, shady grass field designated as an off-leash dog park for pets to roam free and mingle with other dogs.
Johnson Park offers plenty of spots for fishing and features a public boat ramp with access to Lake Marble Falls. Johnson Park is a place of relaxation, recreation, celebration, competition, conservation, and preservation. It is also a place of reflection—adorned with various granite memorial benches, monuments and markers for loved ones and those who served our country.