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Riverview Park


  1. Parking
  2. Playground
  3. Public Transportation
  4. Trails

Riverview Park is located at the end of Chesapeake Street at the eastern city limits and consists of 26.6 acres bordering the river. This land was donated by Riverview Cemetery in 1974 for use as public space and by 1989 it was renovated into a park. With a large paved parking area, kiosk, playground, benches and an open field, this park is ideal for picnickers and families. The adjacent Rivanna Trail provides opportunities for walking, jogging, bicycling, fishing or simply observing wildlife. The park is open 6AM to 9PM.

Dogs are allowed off-leash on designated portions of the trail within Riverview park on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only. Dogs must be on a leash and under control in all other areas of the park. City code requires owners to clean up after their pets! A dispenser/waste receptacle near the kiosk provides dog owners with plastic waste removal bags for this purpose.

The Rivanna Trail is a handicapped-accessible paved trail that starts at Riverview Park and meanders north about 2.3 miles crossing under Free Bridge and Route 250 East along the Rivanna river. The trail is a public right-of-way across private property which is maintained by Parks and Recreation; please respect the adjacent private property by staying on the path. Riverview Park is also a stop on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

This trail is also part of the Rivanna Trails Foundation system, a pedestrian trail that encircles the City and is maintained by a private non-profit foundation.