Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
FREE, Donations encouraged
Join "Dr. Frog" Bill Dean as he wades into the Frog Pond to scoop up little wigglers, tadpoles, and other water creatures. He'll also give a presentation to introduce us to the many unique calls of our local frogs. As always, there will be froggy crafts for kids.
Crestwood Civic Club
Garden Tour and Luncheon
Friday, June 21
Tour: 10:00 - 2:30
Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve has been called “Oldham County’s hidden gem!” The Nature Preserve is a 170-acre public charity created in 1975 by Virginia Creasey Mahan and Howard Mahan to enrich the community through conservation, education, preservation and community enjoyment. This area was formerly known as Hill ‘O Content Farm. This beautiful location is a popular destination and served 31,000 visitors last year alone.
You are invited to leisurely walk through the Woodland Garden, which is in its second year and features large beds with groupings of native wildflowers and ferns. This garden covers almost two acres with the centerpiece being the meandering stream, pond, and peat bog, as well as a special section that demonstrates garden-worthy non-native ferns and wildflowers. On any given day, the visitor may count up to 70 species of ferns and 77 species of wildflowers. There are shaded benches and picnic tables at which to rest and enjoy the scenic view.
You also will be guided through the new Hendrik van Nagell Memorial Arboretum. This special area showcases five different types of Magnolias, as well as Dogwoods, Maples, evergreens and a variety of other trees. The Arboretum is inviting and peaceful.
The Preserve has something to offer everyone. There are three historic buildings that include a 205 year-old Manor, a newly restored limestone springhouse, the old dairy/tobacco barn that now houses the county’s Mahan Library; a natural history museum; picnic areas; a playground; and fields for recreational play. With rolling hills, prairies, woodlands, nine miles of trails, four year-round springs, and picturesque views, Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve may become your new favorite place to visit.
Refreshments will be served courtesy of Ellen van Nagell, RE/MAX FIRST. For tickets call Ann - 502-292-2701.
Tickets - Tour/Luncheon - $17.00
Lunch Seatings: 11:00 and 12:30
Tour Only - $12.00
Our Wish List - Can You Help?
As a non-profit organization, we always need equipment. If you have any of these items, or would like to purchase and donate one of them to the Nature Preserve, you can deduct its value on your income taxes. We are always grateful for your support!
Table top PA system - microphone and speakers
Baby changing table
Roaster Oven by Betty Crocker
Wood or metal shelving units
Metal bike rack
Trees! Especially fruit trees, maples, and oaks
Plants for gardens: perennials, natives, and daylilies
Inquiring Minds Want to Know....
What is Mother Nature doing at the Nature Preserve this week? Bluebirds are busy catching as many bugs as they can to feed their hungry nestlings. When this brood grows up, the parents will start on the second brood of the season. Learn more on KY Natural Inquirer.
Features of this site -
- Calendar-See upcoming events, camps, and available days to reserve the field house, campground, & fire pit.
- Weddings & Parties-Consider having a natural and beautiful wedding or party at the picturesque nature preserve.
- The Buddy Club-Learn how your pet can join this exclusive club!
About the Nature Preserve
Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is a 170-acre non-profit nature preserve dedicated by Virginia Creasey Mahan and Howard Mahan to enrich the community through conservation, education, preservation, and community enjoyment. This area was formerly known as Hill 'O Content Farm. We are a popular destination for over 27,000 visitors! Now that Spring has arrived, you can enjoy something different every day!
Free to All!
The nature preserve is free for all to enjoy! Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve includes forested areas and grasslands with over 8.5 miles of trails, spring-fed creeks, a frog pond, and waterfalls. Our visitors also enjoy picnic areas, recreational fields for different sports, a nature center, a field house, and a two hundred year old historic manor and spring house. We are a unique non-profit organization because we do not charge a fee for admission. We rely on the community and our visitors for their support and donations.
We are in Oldham County, Kentucky, just east of the Metro Louisville area, easily accessible from US 42 (Brownsboro Road turns into US 42), off highway 1793 (near the North Oldham school campus).
Thanks to our annual sponsors!