Riverview Park & Rivanna Greenbelt
302 Riverside Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Riverview Park consists of 26.6 acres bordering the river. With a large paved parking area, kiosk, playground, grill, two benches and an open field, this park is ideal for picnickers and families. The adjacent Rivanna Greenbelt 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 Rivanna Greenbelt Trail on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only. Dogs must be on a leash and under control in 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 Greenbelt is a handicapped-accessible paved trail that starts at Riverview Park and meanders north about 1.25 miles to Free Bridge / Route 250 East (at the base of Pantops) along the Rivanna river. The Greenbelt is actually a public right-of-way across private property but it is maintained by Parks and Grounds; please respect the adjacent private property by staying on the trail.
The Greenbelt is also part of the Rivanna Trail, a pedestrian trail system that encircles the City and which is maintained by a private non-profit foundation.