World-renowned Mount Trashmore Park encompasses 165 acres and is comprised of two man-made mountains, two lakes, two playgrounds, a skate park and vert ramp, and multi-use paths. The main mountain, Mount Trashmore, now 60 feet in height and 800 feet long, was created by compacting layers of solid waste and clean soil. Recognized for its environmental feat, this former land fill features a water-wise garden that boasts xeriscaping which requires minimal water.
The park also features a smaller mountain, Encore Hill, and two lakes. Lake Windsor (located along South Blvd.) is brackish water fed by Thalia Creek. Lake Trashmore (located along Edwin Drive) is freshwater and hosts various species of fish.
Fishing is permitted from land only and requires a Virginia freshwater fishing license
. Fishers must adhere to all State regulations regarding creel and size limits. No boats, swimming or wading is allowed in the lakes.
- Three Large Picnic Shelters with Charcoal Grills
- Five Mini Picnic Shelters with Charcoal Grills
- Three Volleyball Courts
- Horseshoe Pits
- Skate Park
- Shared-Use Path
- Vending Machines
- Public Restrooms
- Concessions (seasonal)
- Outdoor Fitness Stations
The following items can be checked out of the park office for free with a driver license or other form of identification: badminton equipment, corn hole boards and bags, footballs, frisbees, horseshoes, rubber playground balls, soccer balls, volleyballs, volleyball nets and wheelchairs.
For shelter reservations
, please call any Virginia Beach Recreation Center.
Kids Cove Playground
The new Kids Cove Playground at Mount Trashmore Park opened in December 2010. At nearly 26,000 square feet, the playground is comprised of three distinct play areas built
on a rubber surface: a giant play structure that includes a multitude of slides, elevated walkways, climbers and more; an area that has swings for all ages; and an area comprised of a variety of climbing structures. Benches and picnic shelters are available throughout the playground. The new play area is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is barrier-free to accommodate all children. See what's in store for future phases in the Kids Cove Master Plan
Mount Trashmore Skate Park
Mount Trashmore Skate Park opened in August 2003 and is a 24,000 square foot extensive street course flowing from an aboveground, seven-foot deep bowl. The skate park components are framed with treated wood and completely covered with composite material. It boasts a Skatelite Pro skating surface that skateboarders, inline skaters, and BMX bikers can enjoy. Adjacent to the skate park is a competition-sized vert ramp that stands at a massive 13.5 feet tall and 40 feet wide. The vert ramp opened in February 2006.
Free and open to the public, the skate park opens at 8 am and closes ½ hour prior to posted closing time. All skate participants must sign-up for a FREE skate park pass
. Industry Standard helmets are required and use of other protective pads are strongly recommended. Patrons are expected to follow posted rules and staff instructions.
Get complete skate park pass information, rules and regulations here
Outdoor Fitness Stations
Ten outdoor fitness stations are located along the perimeter trail around Lake Trashmore. Six LifeTrail stations are designed for active, older adults to help improve posture and balance as well as increase strength. One of the LifeTrail stations is specifically for wheelchair-accessible activities. Four Energi Prime stations create a total body fitness system to help you stretch and strengthen your muscles. Multiple activities are available at each station and exercises for all fitness levels are outlined on the instruction panels.
Hours of Operation:
(Skate Park: 8 am - ½ hour prior to posted closing time)
Mount Trashmore Park is Sister Park to Haginodai Park in Japan.