10840 Deerfield Rd
The .35 mile long paver walkway provides easy access to all and invites park visitors to come on in and enjoy the nature. Flower beds with native plants and cedar log benches allow for peaceful enjoyment of the local wildlife and natural setting in this valley of trees. The pergola provides just enough shelter for a small group discussion.
After the 1999 tornado, the recovery plan was to enhance the powerful natural reforestation process by leaving much of the fallen timber in place to provide stabilization of slopes, an enhanced wildlife habitat and to add organic content to the soil of the forest floor. The City is monitoring the recovery and natural reforestation process. The recovery plan resulted in returning the Johnson Nature Preserve to an urban forest and point of community pride as well as an area for recreation, enjoyment and study. The City is also offering gifting opportunities to help maintain this important natural preserve.