Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve is located on 170-acres of scenic rolling hills, and was once a horse farm owned by Virginia Creasey and Howard Mahan. Although the Nature Preserve is a non-profit public charity and does not receive operational funds from the city, county, or state, private property, it is unique in that it does not require admission to enjoy the grounds. The Nature Preserve is open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk.

There are several historic buildings, including the historic Mahan Manor, built in 1805 and the Springhouse, built in 1803 out of locally quarried limestone. The Mahan Library branch is in the Preserve’s old dairy barn. The forested area contains over 9-miles of trails, native grasslands and picturesque forested areas.

Athletic Field Rental

If you or your team would like to practice or compete at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, you MUST be pre-approved. Consider that the land is private property, and you must receive permission and there is a small fee.

The Preserve provides facilities for county-wide organizations like the Oldham County Youth Soccer League Association, the Oldham County YMCA, and many of the local schools use our athletic fields for sports practices.

Picnic Pavilions, Gazebo Rentals & Picnic Tables

For groups that are 15 people and under, please know that the pavilions and picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have a larger group and would like to reserve an area, please contact the office.


Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve’s grounds are idyllic for a wedding ceremony at any time of the year. With the gentle rolling hills, water features, forest, and open areas, there is a special spot for every couple.

The 2-acre Woodland Garden is the newest favorite place for wedding ceremonies. It features arched bridges, beautiful plantings, a creek, pond, and waterfall.

We would be happy to give you a special tour of favorite wedding locations to ensure that you find a perfect place for your special day. Please contact us soon to reserve your date! View photos of some weddings at the Nature Preserve here.


If you are a photographer and would like to take photos for commercial use, it is necessary to have pre-approval and to pay a small fee to help support the Preserve. Please make prior arrangements by calling the number below.

Contact Us Today to Make Arrangements

Please call the office (502) 228-4362 or email