The "River Fields" group keeps this area mown so you can walk with your dog along the river.

Garvin Brown Preserve and Dog Exercise Area

6453 Bass Rd, Louisville, KY, US, 40202
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Garvin Brown Preserve is a 46-acre nature preserve that is owned and preserved by River Fields. Garvin Brown Preserve is open to the public.

Directions to Garvin Brown Preserve
To access Garvin Brown Preserve, take River Road to Bass Road. Continue to Bass Road to Park Road. Park in the paved parking lot near Hays Kennedy Park's soccer field. Cross Hays Kennedy land for about 800 feet until you come to the small gate at the entrance of the preserve.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Garvin Brown Preserve and Dog Exercise Area has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 4 canine critics on BringFido.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great area for the pups

    Took our two dogs there today and had a blast. They loved the little beach on the Ohio river.

  • More than one year ago.
    5 woofs

    I love this play so much I take my pups here a few times a month. Everyone I met here has super sweet pups.

  • More than one year ago.
    One of a kind in Louisville

    i was visiting my parents over Christmas with my energetic 2 year old lab mix. Found this place on Fidoloves and decided to give it a try.
    Positives: relatively large off leash area near water where you feel very safe letting your dog wander. I'm not aware of another area like this in Louisville that's free, open to the public and not fenced off. i would come back.
    Negatives: People don't seem to pick up after their dogs so watch your step. Also two of the three other owners we met had poorly socialized dogs. Finally, bring appropriate footwear because it's close to water and can get muddy in places.

  • More than one year ago.
    5 Woofs

    Best kept secret in Louisville. Can be muddy after a rain, but who cares? My mom brings a towel - and a water bowl!

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