Vote Now on Concepts for the Mount Trashmore Skate Park Redesign

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

​VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The skate park at Mount Trashmore is getting an overhaul and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation wants the skateboarding community to vote on its two design concepts. Votes and comments will be collected during the month of October on the department's website

The skate park at Mount Trashmore, one of three in the city, was originally completed in 2003. Since then, thousands of residents and visitors have ridden, flipped and ollied over the ramps, rails, and bowl. To enhance the experience and address the aging skate structures, the department is planning to replace the existing elements with all new ramps and a new layout over the winter. For ramp maintenance and durability, the new designs plan to use steel ramps. The two design concepts to choose from include:

Option 1:

  • 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:

  • 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

On the voting page, citizens may also provide comments about the designs. For additional questions about this project, please contact Dean Bowles at or 757-385-1129.​​

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