Mount Trashmore Park

World-renowned Mount Trashmore Park is the sister park to Haginodai Park in Japan and encompasses 165 acres, two man-made mountains, two lakes, two playgrounds, a skate park and vert ramp, and multi-use paths.
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Windsor Woods is currently undergoing construction due to stormwater engineering project. This will result in the permanent closure of the parking lot on South Blvd. Click here to learn more about the project. 

Mount Trashmore: Landfill to Landmark

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In the late 60's early 70's, the city converted a 640,000-ton pile of garbage into the nation's first landfill park. An environmental wonder, Mount Trashmore Park also features many other eco-friendly amenities. 

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 landfill 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​. Anglers must adhere to all State regulations regarding creel and size limits. No boats, swimming or wading is allowed in the lakes. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Kayaks are permitted at Lake Windsor.​


  • Three Large Picnic Shelters with Charcoal Grills
  • Two Medium Picnic Shelters with Charcoal Grills
  • Six Mini Picnic Shelters with Charcoal Grills
  • Two Volleyball Courts
  • Entertainment Stage
  • Playgrounds
  • Therapeutic Cradle Swing Seats
  • Skate Park
  • Shared-Use Path
  • Vending Machines
  • Public Restrooms
  • Concessions (seasonal)
  • Outdoor Fitness Stations​
  • Boardwalk

Equipment Available for Check Out​

The following items can be checked out of the park office for free with a driver license or other form of photo identification: badminton equipment, corn hole boards and bags, footballs, frisbees, rubber playground balls, soccer balls, volleyballs, volleyball nets, large carts to transport items from parking lots and wheelchairs.​

Shelter Reservations​

For shelter reservations, please call (757) 385-PARK (7275).​

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Hours of Operation

​2020 Park & Skate Park Operating Hours​

​Dates ​Hours
​January 1 - February 5 ​7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
​February 6 - March 7 ​7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
​March 8 - April 5 (Daylight Savings Time)  ​7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
​April 6 - May 6  ​7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
​May 7 - August 5 ​7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
​August 6 - September 2 ​7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
​September 3 - September 16 ​7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
​September 17 - October 7 ​7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
​October 8 - October 30 ​7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m
​November 1 - November 30 (Daylight Savings Time begins November 1)  ​7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
​December 1 - December 31 ​​7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Park operating hours indicate the times when facility parking lot gates, restrooms, offices, and other park amenities are opened and closed daily. All times are subject to change without notice or as posted and are dependent on scheduled special events and rentals at the facility.
  • All unstaffed community and neighborhood parks are available for use from sunrise to sunset daily. All day-use parks are posted as no trespassing after dark.
  • Parks and park facilities with lighted amenities will stay open until 11:00 p.m. between April 1 and November 30 to support city-sponsored leagues and programs as well as scheduled events and rentals.​​​​

 Kids Cove Playground

Kids Cove playgroundWheelchairSwing.jpgThe 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 a one-of-a-kind wheelchair swing; 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.

Charge Your Phone at Kids Cove
Kids Cove playground at Mount Trashmore Park now has a solar-powered charging station for your mobile devices. The new technology near the main entrance also provides visitor numbers to assist with park maintenance.​​

 Fitness Stations

Woman using fitness stationTen 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.​   

 Skate Park

Skater on ramp

Mount Trashmore Skate Park is a 24,000 square foot skate park with a two-level half pipe of 5’ and 6’ heights and an attached quarter pipe.  The park also includes a 5’ spine, a 2.5’ roll over with grind rails and a variety of arced and straight grind rails and boxes.  The skate park components are steel framed with all ramps covered with Ramp Armor as the skating surface for skateboarders, inline skaters, and BMX bikers to 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.

Helmets and protective pads are recommended. Patrons are expected to follow signs with rules and regulations also posted ​here.