Mount Trashmore Skate Park Redesign

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The skate park at Mount Trashmore Park was originally completed in 2003. Since then thousands of residents and visitors have ridden, flipped and ollied over the ramps, rails​ and bowl. This winter, to enhance the experience and address the aging skate structures, ​we are planning to replace the existing elements with all new ramps and a new layout.​

January 2018 Update: The redesign for the Mount Trashmore Skate Park has been finalized after receiving a great amount of input from the local skate community. To enhance the experience and address the aging structures, in fall 2017, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation asked citizens to vote on two concepts and provide additional recommendations. The votes were almost evenly split between the two initial designs, but there were quite a few comments requesting changes to the types of materials and elements. Using the feedback gathered, American Ramp Company was able to come up with a design that incorporated those elements while fitting with the department’s budget for the project and the weight limitations of the site itself. Construction on the facility will begin ​April 9, 2018.​


The new design will have more of a skate plaza layout and incorporate materials made of both concrete and Skatelite. Some elements of the final design plan include:
•         A two level half pipe, 5’ & 6’ heights, with an attached quarter pipe
•         2.5’  roll over with grind rails
•         5’ spine
•         12’ Concrete grind box with a concave edge
•         16’ concrete grind arc
•         Cruz slant pad
•         A variety of rails and other concrete grind boxes​

December 2017 Update: Thank you to everyone that provided input this fall on the two design concepts developed by American Ramp Company. We are no longer considering steel ramps, but instead are looking at a composite material similar​ to what is used on the existing ramps. While we would like to also consider concrete structures, the weight cannot be supported on the foundation of this former landfill. In addition, the trend of the comments provided is to add more street type components.  Over the next few weeks we will see how best we can incorporate these components into a revised layout that stays within budget.  We hope to have a revised plan by the end of 2017 so that the renovation occurs before the Spring of 2018.

Option #1​​


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This layout includes:

  • 4’ Bowl with an attached 8’ half pipe with stairs and euro gap
  • 2’ Pyramid with a ledge and rail
  • 4’ Jump box
  • 6’ Hipped quarter pipe
  • The flat skate surface includes:
    • Round flat bar
    • Mani pad with concrete planters
    • Custom curved S-ledge
    • Custom Y-rail

Option #2


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​This layout includes:
  • 8’ Half pipe with attached quarter pipe and banked hip
  • 5’ Spine
  • 2.5’ Rollover
  • 2’ A-frame with stair set
  • 4’ Half pipe with hip and banks
  • 2’ Pyramid with rails
  • Custom A-frame grind box​
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