News Elvin Johnson Park NOT closed to swimming SHARE ON: Smith Autumn, contributor, Friday, Jul. 18th, 2014 Elvin Johnson Park is open to swimming. The health unit posted beach testing results last week, saying Halls Lake Beach was posted. That beach remains closed, but it is the area located off Highway 35 near Buckslide Road. The Health Unit has confirmed Elvin Johnson Park is open and safe for swimming.