The City of Etna's park is named after Alexander Johnson and Leonard Joss. Alexander Johnson donated the land for the first high school, the Catholic Church, and the Etna City Park. Leonard Joss was a Naturalist and designed and landscaped the park, as well as the city of Etna, using diverse flora.
In honor of their generosity, the City of Etna dedicated the park in their memory in 1996. There is a historical marker (#HM13QY) located at the entrance to the park.
The Johnson-Joss Park is another one of the city of Etna's cultural and community gems. The park is available for use for no charge on a first-come, first-serve, basis and also by reservation. The park can be reserved as a whole or in part. See the fee schedule below.
The park has horseshoe pit, covered barbeque and serving/eating area, a playground, showers, large native black oak shade trees, and tent camping. Unfortunately, the park is not suitable for RV camping and so it is not permited. Camping is permitted only in the summer and is limited to 3 consecutive days once every 2 weeks, unless prior approval from police department. The park is open from 6 am to 10 pm in the summer (exception being for overnight camping) and from dawn to dusk the rest of the year.
Please contact city hall for more information. City of Etna, 442 Main Street, PO Box 460, Etna, CA 96027, (530)467-5256