Located on Guthrie Road, Lowell Johnson Park (A.K.A. "The Ol' Swimmin' Hole") is one of Anderson Island's busiest public parks.
It has two separate, cordoned off swimming areas on Florence Lake. One is for the "Big Kids". It has a floating dock and a separate floating platform with a tower to jump from. The other one is for the "Little Un's". It has a floating "V" dock and a slide. There are also sandy beaches, a sand volleyball court, and picnic areas. No lifeguard is on duty.
ALCOHOL AND SMOKING ARE NOT PERMITTED AT ANY TIME. DOGS (except for service dogs) are not welcome at any time on or off leash. Please visit Andy's Wildlife Park, Idie Ulsh Park and Jane Cammon Park sites where dogs are permitted on leash only and the Freddy's Off-leash dog area on Sandberg Road.
It is known as "The Ol' Swimmin' Hole" by locals because of it's historic origin. It was a gathering place and probably used for bathing before electric power was introduced to the island in the 1960's. It was purchased by the District in 1970.
NEWS ON THIS PARK:
Off Guthrie Road.
Two swimming areas on the lake, sand volleyball court, grassy sitting areas, sandy beach.
Full public bathroom
Yes, on Florence Lake
PARK COMMISSIONER CONTACT
John Larsen | 253-884-9798