Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach

Mount Trashmore Park, also known simply as Mount Trashmore, is a city park located in Virginia Beach, Virginia which opened in 1974, Mount Trashmore is an example of landfill reuse, as its creation consisted of the conversion of an abandoned landfill into a park. The park spans 165acre with hills over 60ft high, over 800ft long. Facilities include four large and 11 small picnic shelters, playground areas, a basketball court, four volleyball areas, parking, vending machines and restrooms. Mount Trashmore Park also has multiple walking trails - a Perimeter Trail that measures 1.95mi, a Lake Trail that measures 1.45mi, and a Mountain Trail that measures 1.30mi. The Lake Trail and the Hill Trail may be combined for a trail measuring 2.75mi. The park also features two lakes where fishing is permitted. Since its opening in the 1970s, it ranks as the most popular park in Virginia Beach, with attendance of over one million visitors a year.Mount Trashmore Skate Park is located in the northeast corner of the park, where numerous professional skateboarders have made appearances, including Tony Hawk. The 24000sqft skate park opened in August 2003 features an extensive street course including an above-ground, 7ft bowl. The park also has a competition-sized vert ramp over 13ft tall and 40ft wide. On 16 August 2006, a fire damaged a significant portion of the skate park. The skate park was completely rebuilt as of March 2007.The park is open 7 days a week from 7:30 a.m. until sunset. It was built in 1978.In warmer weather, the area does still occasionally smell of garbage.Kids' CoveKids' Cove, an innovative playground designed for children using children's ideas and input, is also located at Mount Trashmore Park, and opened in 1993. The playground is handicapped accessible and it was constructed totally by volunteers and coordinated by the Virginia Beach Jr. Woman's Club.
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  • Mount Trashmore has a nice track for walking or running outdoors. It has places for kids to play. It has a pavilion that you can rent out. There are lots of parking areas. You have to be specific abou...  more »
  • Great place to walk!!! Central location. Fun and safe! Great for families, exercise and more. Also great kite flying location!  more »
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  • We visited for the first time yesterday. The park is kept very clean and the small lake is pretty pristine for a city park. Lots of families were out flying kites, walking dogs, and just enjoying the sunshine and lots of grass. We saw Canada geese and a couple of other birds. There are plenty of picnic tables and a paved walkway around the lake. Admission and parking are free. On top of the hill it's a pleasant view in every direction - one way over the lake and the other way toward the city of Virginia Beach. I would recommend a visit if you're in the area.
  • I enjoyed myself. It's a beautiful park. There was so much open space. It was clean and I loved how everyone was so friendly. This is really a great place for family. It's a perfect place to fly kites or enjoy a picnic. I loved the exercise stations as well. No need to bring much with you for a workout.

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