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Hang Out At Riverview Park

Charlottesville, Virginia

based on 2 reviews


Added by Christin Healey

Running trails, cross-country skiing in the wintertime, dogs off-leash Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (or epic snowstorm!), fly-fishing, swimming in the summertime, biking/skating when the roads are clear, all right near downtown Charlottesville.

Riverview park has tons of options for getting outside around Charlottesville, VA. Part of the Rivanna Trail runs through here, so if you are really ambitious, this trail goes around the entire city. There are paved trails right along the river, so you can choose your activity. Running, biking, and fishing are some of the favorites around here. It's also super dog-friendly and the pups love to splash around in the river, especially on off-leash days. There is also a playground here for the kiddos and easy parking. The Downtown Mall is 5 minutes away, and there are tons of great restaurants to choose from for before or after your adventure.

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area
ADA Accessible

Hang Out At Riverview Park Reviews

Miles of trails that follow alongside the Rivanna River. Some of the trails are paved and some are not, but it is all very well maintained and there are a few great areas to access the water. The only con is that Riverview Park is always busy. Even on a cold winter Tuesday morning you will encounter dogs, small children (there is an adjacent playground), bikers, runners, and an array of other patrons. And if you are taking your dog at a time when they can be off-leash just be aware that you need to have very strong voice control because other visitors do not always appreciate a dog who wants to come say hi.


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