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Louisville Waterfront Park

Pets will love the chance to explore Louisville Waterfront Park in Louisville, KY. This pet-friendly recreation area includes wide open spaces such as the Great Lawn, and plenty of shady trails to stroll along. Leashed dogs are welcome in the majority of the park, but are not allowed in the playgrounds, waterplay, water feature, and Big Four Bridge areas. Visit Website

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Louisville Waterfront Park has received a rating of 2.0 out of 5 bones by 7 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 9 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Lisa
    Apr 22, 2023
    Great place to walk your dog!

    The paved path from the U of L boathouse down to Joe's Crab Shack is a great walk. Plenty to sniff, dogs can walk on grass, there is a spot to step in the river, plenty of trash cans for waste bags, and many shady spots to take a rest.

  • Dea
    Nov 14, 2021
    Not a Dog Park

    This is not a dog park so it's not surprising the planners did not incorporate dogs' needs into the design (such as shade, etc). However, had dog owners who walked to bridge when it first opened been responsible enough to pick up after their dogs we could all still bring ours onto the bridge. I give the park one bone simply because it is NOT a dog park and this site is for rating dog-friendly places.

  • Carrie
    Mar 18, 2021
    Dogs not allowed on pedestrian bridge

    Dogs only allowed in grassy area at the pedestrian Bridge. If u go to the actual waterfront park which is by Joe's Crab shack theres a larger park to walk ur dog in

  • Joan
    Sep 24, 2020
    Pretty Park

    It’s sad that dogs are not allowed on the bridge due to a few idiots.

  • Heather
    Jul 6, 2019
    Not Dog Friendly

    Hot pavement without much shade except where there are no dogs allowed. Also no dogs allowed on the bridge or near the playground or picnic areas.

  • Andrew
    Feb 10, 2019
    Cannot Go On Bridge With Your Dog.

    Don’t walk up the ramp to bridge. Big sign at top saying no dogs. Lots of paved area to walk on the Louisville side though.

  • Pam
    More than a year ago

    Very little grass for dogs

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