National Parks / Natural World
Mount Trashmore Park Virginia Beach
Where are we going today?
Fancy a day out on land fill? Ewwww....us neither! BUT...what if we told you that in Virginia Beach there is the aptly named Mount Trashmore Park which was actually created on a former land fill site? That's pretty cool!
Mount Trashmore Park is 165 acres comprising of two man made mountains, as well as two lakes to enjoy, two playgrounds to play on, as well as a super fun skate park for those active kids.
The main mountain at Mount Trashmore Park is a whopping 60 feet in heigh, and a very huge 800 feet long - and was actually created by compacting layers of clean soil and solid waste.
It's actually an environmental feat with a water-wise garden that is set up so it doesn't need much extra water to keep it going.
We mentioned the lakes - did that get you excited? If you love fishing - it should! All you need is a Virginia freshwater licence and you're off! You can't play in the lakes, but you certainly can fish from the shore!
If kids are getting itchy feet to get on those playgrounds, we wouldn't be surprised in the slightest! The new Kids Cove Playground is 26,000 square feet of FUN! There are three distinct areas on a safe, rubber surface as well as a giant play structure with a host of slides, walkways, climbers and swings. It's also fully ADA compliant so everyone can play!
If you have some tricks that you want to show off, then the Skate Park is for you! There are 24,000 square feet of street course, and 7 foot of deep bowl.
Enjoy the sun in this very unique park at Virginia Beach! Mount Trashmore Park is ready and waiting!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
7:30am open. Closing time is posted at the park
All year round.
Why not bring the students down for a fun day in the park to learn all about recycling and the environment? .
There are a number of picnic shelters so you can bring your own lunch and enjoy a fun family meal together! There are also vending machines and concessions.
Bring plenty of water because you might get hydrated with all that fun! .
Any Top Tips?
There is an outdoor fitness station too! Why not get that little bit more of that energy used up! .
Doing our bit
The park services work really hard to keep the park clean, so help them out by picking up after yourself too.
Need a little extra help?
The playground is ADA compliant!.
You can borrow items like badminton equipment and soccer balls for free with just a drivers licence! .
What people are saying?
by Randy P
Cool Park I Can Ride My Bike Now On The High Hills And Play Outside
by Terrence Cousin
Fun park with a lot of different things to do barring you bring some of your own items. Biking, Rc cars, bmx. Kids Cove was great it offers a tire swing that spins like a tire swing should!!! (Lol) my one major complaint is that is a wide open area that gets hot very quick and on a regular Virginia summer it can hit 90 in that area easy and yet there are no sprinklers for the kids to run through. So parents if its going to be a hot day be aware of that and bring a larger cooler with water and juice.
by William Lee
Unique history. The park is larger than most and has lots of paths, fitness trail, playground and skate park. As a tourist, Mount Trashmore is not a particularly special park. It is the background information bulletins where you learn its impressive history that make the park unique. If you are interested in history and human/environmental interaction this is a great place to explore and learn about its construction and transformation from landfill to park.
by santa turnage
nice all around i can work and the children can play
by Shari Lyons
Kids cove is so much fun! I grew up here as a kid & was so glad I was able to come back to experience it with mine... But bigger & better.